Over the past few days, Jeremy Kyle has been uncharacteristically quiet.

The loudmouthed talk show host generated his biggest controversy to date when it was revealed that a guest on his show had committed suicide a week after his appearance.

ITV immediately pulled 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' off air and yesterday, it was revealed that the show had been cancelled altogether.

Now, Kyle has finally broken his silence with a very brief statement.

"Myself and the production team I have worked with for the last 14 years are all utterly devastated by the recent events," it read. "Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time."

63-year-old grandfather Steve Dymond committed suicide after failing a lie detector test on the show. It claimed that he had been unfaithful to his on/off partner, who appeared with him on the show. Audience members who attended the filming suggest that he was visibly distraught both before and after the result.

The UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee have said that they will conduct an inquiry into reality TV shows after the tragedy, and the suicide of two former 'Love Island' contestants in recent years.