Jeremy Kyle has been called to appear in front of MPs to discuss how guests were treated on his eponymous chatshow, which was cancelled last month after the death of a guest, Steve Dymond. The presenter, who had hosted The Jeremy Kyle Show since 2005, has stayed out of the public eye since the ITV daytime programme was taken off air, only issuing a brief public statement saying he and his team were “utterly devastated by the recent events”. The Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee wants him to answer questions about the reality TV industry and how it treats participants. “We’re hoping that Jeremy Kyle will take this opportunity to come and answer questions about measures taken to prepare and support contestants,” the committee chair, Damian Collins, said. “As someone who was at the centre of this long-running show, we believe that his perspective on reality TV will be of particular value to our inquiry.” Kyle has been given until next week to fix a date for his appearance. He could be found in contempt of parliament if he refuses to appear in front of MPs, although recent cases have highlighted that there is a limited amount that politicians can do to make ...