If you thought you'd seen the last of Jeremy Kyle, think again.

The controversial TV host and professional provocateur had his 'Jeremy Kyle Show' abruptly pulled from broadcast earlier this year, after it was revealed that a former guest had committed suicide after appearing on it.

Steve Dymond had taken his own life just days after taking part in a lie detector segment of the chat show. ITV responded by cancelling the popular show, which had ran on the station for 14 years.

However, Kyle himself may be making a comeback, if reports in The Sun are to be believed.

They quote an 'insider' as saying: "Jeremy is a huge ratings draw and he has a great relationship with ITV, who are very keen to bring him back. So it was only a matter of time.

"An ITV team have been told “find a format for Jeremy” and that is what they are working hard to do. His team have told them they are open to all ideas.’"

They added that chat show formats are "being considered" and it may not necessarily be a daytime TV show. "We are expecting to have initial meetings about what they come up with in September, with the aim of then having Jeremy back on TV early next year,’ they said.

Kyle, who has kept a low profile since the show was cancelled, has not commented on the rumours.