One assumes that lowlifes applying to appear on the show have seen it and are aware that its purpose is to enable them to hold themselves up for richly deserved ridicule. Many will say that what it does in the name of entertainment is at best morally dubious, but the same could be said of any of the so-called "reality" tv that so many people seem to find so essential for their cultural nourishment these days. Bottom line, they know what to expect. If you don't want to be embarrassed, don't go on a tv show that exists primarily for the purpose of embarrassing its participants.
I'm only surprised that it lasted as long as it did without this happening sooner. Don't know if it's true but I heard the 'guests' got £300 each and a night in a hotel. Either way it was exploitation of often vulnerable people in the name of entertainment, shameful really.
If people's lives were as fucked up as some of those on the show were portrayed to be, suicide would always be a possibility with or without the show.
I think what I'm trying to say is that maybe the show wasn't to blame but it was shit and they did the right thing in getting rid of it.
Amusing smilies aside, you ought to realise that beneath what may sometimes appear to be banter, I do in fact despise you. Don't be flattered, my contempt is free to all lefties who support the indoctrination of children. ~ Memnoch, Dec 2014.
What I don't understand is that they axed The Jeremy Kyle show after a guest topped himself, but they're pressing ahead with Love Island even though two former contestants have taken their own lives. What's the difference?