The permanent cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle Show leaves an hour-long slot in ITV’s daytime schedule, prompting fans to ponder what will fill the gap.
The tabloid talk show – which has been axed after 14 years following the death of guest Steve Dymond a week after he recorded an episode – aired from 9.25am until 10.30am on weekdays between Lorraine and This Morning.
ITV said that a replacement for the programme will be announced in due course, but there has been speculation from viewers over what that could be.
Since The Jeremy Kyle Show was first pulled from the schedule on Monday, it has been replaced with antiques programme Dickinson’s Real Deal.
The show, hosted by David Dickinson, sees members of the public have their antique and collectables assessed by independent valuers, before they are then tempted with offers from dealers.
However, it is unclear if it will become a permanent replacement, as it regularly airs mid-afternoon.
Trisha Goddard is also tipped to return to the channel with her own talk show.
Goddard’s show Trisha – which focused on helping members of the public with their various personal issues using a lie-detector and DNA tests – aired from 1998 until 2004 in the mid-morning slot on ITV before she moved to Channel 5.
Kyle’s programme first aired in 2005 as a replacement for Goddard’s show.
Trisha ended on Channel 5 in 2010, but there have been calls from viewers for her to return to ITV.
Others on Twitter have suggested a new programme could be commissioned to help people dealing with mental health issues.
One person tweeted: “You know what would be a great replacement for the Jeremy Kyle show? A show that offers real world advice for those suffering from mental health issues.”
A talk show similar to Kyle’s could be another option for ITV, but with a new host.
Vanessa Feltz, who regularly appears on This Morning to help viewers with their love life dilemmas, is one potential candidate, as well as Loose Women presenter Christine Lampard, who is a regular guest host on Lorraine.
Some viewers have proposed classic game shows to fill the slot, including Supermarket Sweep – which is tipped to return to TV with Rylan Clark-Neal as host – and ITV’s Tenable, which is currently hosted by Warwick Davis.