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Shows like Jeremy Kyle should respect the privacy of those in crisis | Letters

Michael Kopelman recalls a patient sent over the edge by an insensitive interview, and Peter Kaan recalls why one teenager said she watched the show

Jeremy Kyle’s uncouth, aggressive, distasteful programme was an accident waiting to happen (Two more Jeremy Kyle guests took their lives after TV appearances, 20 May), but not entirely unprecedented. Some years ago, a patient of mine was admitted to A&E following a serious overdose (he survived). This occurred four weeks after he had undergone a crass, insensitive TV interview by a celebrity broadcaster which took place in the same A&E. I also worry whether …read more