Jeremy Kyle to host Embarassing Bodies style show
Jeremy Kyle is to host a new 'Embarrassing Bodies" style show on ITV.
The 'Jeremy Kyle Show' presenter is to take a new direction fronting a show that helps guests with embarrassing complaints to find the right treatment for their awkward ailments.
An insider revealed: "Jeremy's used to lie detector tests and working out who slept with who but now he wants to go a bit deeper.
"He wants to help people with their health issues and knows that this could expose some interesting stories. Obviously he's not a doctor but he will have access to top medical services to help.
"It's been billed as a cross between The Jeremy Kyle Show and Embarrassing Bodies, which is quite an interesting prospect.
"The Jeremy Kyle Show attracts some colourful guests to say the least, so if Emergency Room gets similar types of people with dodgy medical conditions it will make for pretty compelling viewing.
"Some of it may be a little bit choice and not to everyone's taste but ITV are convinced it's going to be a sure-fire hit with daytime viewers."
Kyle is known for being straight-talking when it comes to his own 'Jerry Springer' type show, which he has hosted for nearly 10 years, so all eyes will be on how he deals with the deeper end of sensitive situations with patients with a range of problems such as sexually transmitted infections and other diseases.
The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Jeremy is known for being pretty harsh and doesn't tend to pull his punches, so it's debatable whether he will have the best bedside manner when dealing with people's illnesses."
ITV are now scouting for participants for the programme, which is to begin filming in the summer.