Jeremy Kyle Show “suicide” victim Steve Dymond has been laid to rest in a small funeral arranged by the local council today.
63-year-old granddad Steve was found dead at his home in May , days after filming an episode of the ITV chat show where he failed a lie detector test.
The digger driver was buried at Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth in front of a handful of mourners.
Steve’s ex-fiancee Jane Callaghan previously told the Mirror how an environmental health officer had to arrange the burial as “no one else came forward”.
Jane’s relationship with the construction worker had been the subject of the Jeremy Kyle Show episode in which Steve had hoped to prove he hadn’t been unfaithful.
Jane, 48, said: “I got a phone call from the council to say they had arranged the funeral themselves because no one else had come forward.
“I will go with my daughter because I don’t want to regret it later but I still have very mixed feelings about it
“I’m still all over the place. I was told there’s only a couple of people who asked to be kept informed of the funeral. It’s sad it has ended like this.”
Steve was found in his bedroom on May 9, surrounded by drugs.
He had told his landlady he thought about “taking drugs on the way back from Manchester” having been at The Jeremy Kyle Show studios.
ITV made the decision to permanently axe The Jeremy Kyle Show after 14 years following Steve’s death.
Steve had signed up to appear on the show to prove to his ex-girlfriend that he hadn’t been unfaithful.
The episode was filmed on May 2 and Steve’s former partner saw him for the final just four days later.
Jane claimed that Steve had applied to go on the show 300 times, despite his health concerns.
Last month, DS Marcus Mills told Portsmouth coroner’s court Steve’s death was a “suspected suicide”.
The inquest has been adjourned until November 21.
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