By Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline
Published: 14:12 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 20:00 BST, 16 May 2019
An audience member of the axed Jeremy Kyle Show has claimed Steve Dymond had been so desperate to appear that he had called its producers up to '300 times'.
The 63-year-old is said to have made the confession to an audience member during filming for the popular ITV daytime show.
Steve was found dead at his bedsit in Portsmouth from a suspected suicide, just days after taking the show's famous lie detector test.
Now, Aiden Dugdale, who was at the filming of the show has said that he explained to the audience that it wasn't the first time he had tried to get on the famous stage.
Steve Dymond (right) had appeared on the Jeremy Kyle show to do a lie detector test after being accused of cheating on his girlfriend Jane (pair pictured together, left)
Jeremy is said to have joked about Steve's persistence to come on the show and said 'Does ITV ever answer the phone?'
Speaking to The Sun, the 20-year-old said: 'He said he'd called about 300 times. Jeremy even joked about it, saying: 'Does anyone at ITV ever answer the phones?'
Steve, who was originally from Hampshire, had appeared on the show in order to prove his innocence after he had been accused of being unfaithful to his girlfriend Jane Callaghan, 48.
The father-of-one failed a lie detector