Viewers have called for Martin Lewis to replace Jeremy Kyle on ITV.
Fans suggested the money saving expert could be given a new show to fill the morning slot left vacant after the Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled yesterday.
Supporters said Lewis would ‘help people’ rather than ‘humiliate’ them, taking a swipe at Kyle’s famously confrontational style.
The discussion prompted Lewis to thank fans for the ‘very kind’ suggestion.
Fans suggested money saving expert Martin Lewis, left, could be given a show to fill the morning slot left vacant after the Jeremy Kyle Show, right, was cancelled this week.
Fans suggested money saving expert Martin Lewis, left, could be given a show to fill the morning slot left vacant after the Jeremy Kyle Show, right, was cancelled this week
The 9.30am slot is currently being filled with episodes of Dickonson’s Real Deal.
However viewers are excited at the prospect of Lewis moving into the time slot.
Kicking off a Twitter thread publicist Rob Cooper wrote: ‘Educate the audience with real solutions for guests with financial problems. Something where one on air example could help thousands of viewers.’
Followers agreed, with one posting: ‘Great idea – Martin Lewis is worth his weight in gold.’
Another added: ‘What a brilliant idea! Give power and knowledge to the most in need! Of course it won’t happen.’
A third wrote: ‘Great idea Rob, he has helped lots of people in desperate financial situations, I love his enthusiasm and plain English way he explains things.’
The attention prompted a response from Lewis, who said it was a ‘very kind’ suggestion.
The Jeremy Kyle Show was pulled this week after it emerged guest Steve Dymond died at his flat in Portsmouth less than a week after appearing with his on-and-off girlfriend Jane Callaghan on the show.
Mr Dymond had failed a lie detector test taken on the show to prove he had not been unfaithful and the couple split soon after.
Friends fear Mr Dymond took his life due to the stress of the break-up and from the fall-out from being on the show. ITV bosses yesterday made the decision to cancel the Jeremy Kyle Show for good.
Shortly before 10am, ITV network chief Carolyn McCall admitted it was ‘the right time’ for the axe to fall, announcing: ‘Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show.’
There has been no suggestion that Kyle has been criticised by ITV for his conduct on the show and Miss McCall said the channel would continue to work with him.
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