Jeremy Kyle terminally ill fan dies one week before her big TV surprise airs

A terminally-ill fan of The Jeremy Kyle Show had a huge surprise on the show, but died a week before the show aired.

Liz Powell, who appeared on the show with her daughther, was surprised by Jeremy when he went and collected her from the queue of audience members and brought her into the front row, telling her the episode would be "all about her."

From there, Liz saw families reunited and some big spats on the show, which made her very excited, but things were not over for her.

Jeremy then told her there was a bit surprise waiting, as a video played with lots of her family and friends sharing their feelings about her.

Jeremy Kyle terminally ill fan dies one week before her big TV surprise airs

Jeremy and Liz
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Her husband said: "My darling wife, I hope you’ve had a fab time. Stay strong, don’t bring big Steve home with you, as I won’t like that.

"I love you loads, don’t you ever forget that."

Another friend said: "Liz, we all love you, what a woman. You’ve been such an inspiration especially in the past few weeks."

Jeremy then had another gift for her, saying: "This story got me, it’s horrible. But it’s been a real honour and a pleasure to meet you."

Jeremy Kyle terminally ill fan dies one week before her big TV surprise airs

Steve gave Liz a bunch of flowers
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He then handed her a gift, after Big Steve gave her a bunch of flowers, adding: "And in here is money, so you can get all those people together for a big family meal."

But fans at home were utterly distraught when a post-script revealed Liz had died on January 9, which was less than a week before the episode aired.

Viewers took to social media, with one saying: "OMG so glad I had the tissues at the ready that was a heartbreaking end to the Jeremy Kyle show RIP to such a lovely women thought are with her family and friends # jeremykyle"

Another said: "Actually don’t realise how lucky and how much we take life for granted until you see someone with a serious illness story that puts everything into perspective such a brave lady #jeremykyle"

Jeremy Kyle terminally ill fan dies one week before her big TV surprise airs

Jeremy spoke to Liz about how brave she had been
(Image: ITV)

The show also tweeted to show their support of the family, saying: "Such sad news to hear about Elizabeth after the show, our hearts go out to Jenna and the family in this difficult time. We were grateful to have had the privilege to have spent some time with them."

This came after another guest, on yesterday’s episode, also died just three months after the show was filmed, after he reunited with his daughter after eight years or separation.

The Jeremy Kyle Show airs weekdays at 9.25am on ITV.

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