Former Jeremy Kyle show producer found dead at home in Salford

29 February 2020, 17:31

Natasha Reddican was found dead at home
Natasha Reddican was found dead at home. Picture: Natasha Reddican/Facebook

By Asher McShane

A producer who used to work on the Jeremy Kyle show has been found dead at her home, police said.

Natasha Reddican, 31, worked for the programme for eight years until she was made redundant when the show was axed last June.

Officers attended a property in Pendleton on Thursday where they confirmed a woman had been pronounced dead by paramedics.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

Ms Reddican had been made redundant along with other crew members after guest Steve Dymond killed himself after appearing on the show in 2019.

ITV said in a statement: “ "ITV has been told of the very sad news of Natasha's death. Natasha was lively and warm-hearted and had many friends at ITV.

"Our thoughts are with her family and all those who knew her.

"Natasha was a producer on the Jeremy Kyle show and left eight months ago, in June 2019.

"As with all other former employees on the show Natasha was offered support and counselling by ITV during the redundancy process and help in securing new employment.

"ITV arranged for a counsellor to be on site throughout the process to offer emotional support.

"Everyone also had access to the Employee Assistance Programme, which offers 24/7 counselling and emotional support. 

"ITV also put in place training sessions designed to support people in securing their next roles.

"ITV also supports The Film and TV Charity, which has been set up to support those working within the industry, particularly freelancers, and helps fund its free, 24/7 support line offering confidential advice."

This week it was reported that the Jeremy Kyle show would be making a comeback.

GMP said: "At around 3.35pm on Thursday 27 February 2020 police were called to reports of concern for the welfare of a woman at a property in Salford.

"Emergency services attended and, despite the best efforts of paramedics, a woman in her 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.

"There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

"A file will be passed to the coroner."