Jeremy Kyle ex producer claims ‘lie detector results faked for dramatic effect’
A former producer on The Jeremy Kyle show has made explosive claims about the lie detector tests carried out on the show.
Over the past few days, former staffers have revealed the backstage antics of researchers and producers who worked on the now-cancelled show.
Now one has sensationally claimed that some of the lie detector results were 'faked'.
The ITV daytime staple was known for its sensationalism and one of the main draws for guests was the opportunity to prove or disprove a contentious issue with the use of a polygraph test.
But an ex producer on the show has alleged to The Sun that not all the test results were true and some were faked for dramatic effect.
This comes after it was revealed that Steve Dymond died days after failing a lie detector test on the show, which led to his fiancée dumping him for good, despite his protestations that he hadn't cheated on her.
The polygraph tests are conducted by a former FBI expert on the show but they sometimes came back as inconclusive, according to the ex-producer.
It was at this point that producers sometimes stepped up and 'decided the result for themselves'.
An ex-producer told The Sun: "The show was an absolute circus. If a lie detector test was 50/50, it would be up to the producer to decide a result."
They went on to explain why these interventions were happening: "There was massive pressure from above to just go with the most dramatic result."
They also claimed there was "no regard for the damage it could do to someone’s life," and that the culture on the show was "totally toxic."
The producer also claimed that guests "were seen as assets to be exploited," with their stories being 'spiced up' if they needed to be.
ITV announced yesterday that the show had been axed following Mr Dymond's death.
Mirror Online has contacted ITV for comment.
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