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Jeremy Kyle show to hit US television screens next September

Kyle: "thrilled"

The Jeremy Kyle Show, a British daytime television talk show presented by the radio and television broadcaster Jeremy Kyle on ITV, is to launch in the US in September 2011, ITV confirmed on Tuesday.

The syndicated one-hour show will be available to more than 70 per cent of US viewers with broadcasters including Fox, CBS, Hearst and Sinclair picking up the rights for the show.

The show, which began in July 2005, sees the host dispense advice to people dealing with personal problems. Last year, he was criticised for including an element of "cruelty and exploitation" in his counselling.

The show's 1000th episode aired on 18 March.

The US version of the show will be co-produced by ITV Studios America and US distributor Debmar-Mercury. It will be distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Kyle said he was thrilled to do the show in the US and that he is keen on building a following for the programme in the US as well.

Other ITV Studios formats produced for the US market by ITV Studios America include Four Weddings, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here and Hell's Kitchen.