Following the death of 63-year-old Steve Dymond shortly after he appeared on the ITV daytime staple, the decision was made by bosses to cancel The Jeremy Kyle Show.
Now, it has been revealed that for the meantime, the slot the show occupied will be filled by Dickinson’s Real Deal.
A source told The Sun: “ITV need some time to work out what is going to be in the slot long-term.
“Putting a reliable show like Dickinson’s Real Deal in the slot for now means it gives them some breathing space and a bit of time to think.”
Please do not put on Dickinson's Real Deal
However, many fans of The Jeremy Kyle Show aren’t happy with the replacement programme and have aired their views on Twitter.
One wrote: “The fact they cut #jeremykyleshow and replaced it with dickinsons real deal is outrageous.”
“@ITV now you have axed @JeremyKyleITV1 please do not put on Dickinsons Real Deal!” a second exclaimed.
A third said: “I can’t be dealing with Dickinsons Real Deal taking over the Jeremy Kyle slot. Ugh will not be watching that.”
“I’ll miss Jeremy Kyle but now that it’s been axed can @ITV at least put something other than Dickinson’s Real