Love Island star Alex Miller suffered suicidal thoughts after the show ended

Lawrence Kim
March 24, 2019

The reality star, who took part in the 2018 series of the programme, said that he contemplated suicide after the Love Island buzz dwindled and he was forced to return to his old job.

Megan Barton Hanson, who appeared on Love Island previous year, said she found it hard to cope after being "cast as a pantomime villain" following her on-screen relationship with Wes Nelson.

Speaking frankly, the Essex lad said: "I did go through a dark patch where I would look at bridges and think "Yeah, I could drive into that".

Speaking after ITV announced big changes to the aftercare support system for contestants following the deaths of stars Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon, Alex revealed a worker on the show previously reached out to him after seeing a worrying social media post.

"Everything has died a death, you've fallen off the cliff of reality fame".

He said: "I had a little rant on Instagram".

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Love Island's Alex Miller Opens Up About Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts After Leaving Show

"I did have a rant on here and one of the Love Island producers got in touch and put me back I touch with a psychiatrist".

All of this discussion comes after former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis sadly took his own life. Looking back, all I needed to do was be forward and go talk to them'.

Sophie Gradon, 32, who appeared on season two of the reality show in 2016, was found dead in June last year while 26-year-old Mike Thalassitis, who took part in Love Island a year later, died on Friday.

The show said it will now offer support to all Love Island contestants rather than just those who ask for it.

This morning a statement was released by the programme executives in which they said there will be therapy and pre-show training offered to future islanders.

The care will specifically help the stars get to grips with social media and financial management after leaving the villa, with many who appear on the show finding it hard to adjust to overnight fame and intense media scrutiny. Mike was in turmoil and a lot of his problems weren't to do with Love Island at all'.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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