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Essentially Britain's answer to Jerry Springer, The Jeremy Kyle Show is an utterly low-brow daytime talkshow in which members of the working class are paraded in front of a studio audience and alternately lambasted and patronised by Jeremy Kyle himself: an arrogant and odious individual who despite being unqualified takes it upon himself to provide frequently questionable advice to whatever assorted sideshow attractions are being pointed and gawped at this week in a suspiciously insincere-sounding fashion, whilst also judging others from his moral high horse like some kind of ethical arbiter from up on high.
The show's guests are the usual range of adulterers, drug addicts, alcoholics, wayward teenagers and so on, and the show has a condescending air about it in which the viewer feels encouraged to look down upon these assorted unfortunates from the comfort of their living rooms. There is no real intelligence or compassion on show from Kyle, and there seems to be little reason to watch the show other to fuel feelings of morbid fascination and smug superiority. All in all the Jeremy Kyle Show is an entirely vacuous, ugly and intellectually offensive programme that's so persistently base that it will leave you wanting to take a bath after watching it.