Jeremy Kyle heads Stateside
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 November 2010
'The Jeremy Kyle Show' will be shown across the US from September 2011 onwards, marking the first time a UK chat show has been syndicated Stateside
'The Jeremy Kyle Show' is heading Stateside.
The straight-talking chat show host - who launched his ITV1 series in the UK in 2005 - will become the first British host to see his programme syndicated across the US.
From September 2011 onwards, the fearsome frontman will present a local version of the daily show, which will be watched by audiences across 70 per cent of the US.
Jeremy said: "I am thrilled by how well the show has been received by US broadcasters; for the programme to be picked-up by stations owned by media giants like Fox, CBS and Hearst and scheduled to be shown daily across America is incredibly exciting for me.
"I can't wait to start production and build a following for the programme in the US which is as strong as the one we enjoy in the UK!"
Co-produced by ITV Studios America and distributor Debmar-Mercury, the Stateside launch of the series marks the first time a UK chatshow has been produced for syndication in the US.
The controversial host - who is known for his confrontational presenting style - recently admitted he thinks 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' "transcends geography".
He explained: "This show isn't about me, it's about people's issues and problems and how we can face them together. The problems we deal with on the show transcend geography."