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Caroline Flack Is 'Really Angry' At Those Blaming Love Island For Mike Thalassitis' Death

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

09:08 30 May 2019


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Love Island host Caroline Flack hits back

Caroline Flack says she's, 'really, really angry,' at those blaming Love Island for the death of two former contestants.

Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon took their own lives following a stint on the show.

Ever since, there's been quite a lot of controversy surrounding the after care system.

 

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Flack opens up in her cover interview with Cosmopolitan magazine this week.

She believes it's unfair to blame the show for these deaths and is adamant there's, 'a much bigger issue,' at hand.

'It’s dangerous and I’m really, really angry. It’s not just that you’re blaming a TV show, you’re blaming people and their jobs.'

'In life we all have a duty of care to look out for each other, but I don’t think it’s fair to point fingers of blame.'

'This is a much bigger issue than just a reality TV show, and when something this bad happens - and I’m talking about Mike - when something this horrible and sad occurs, it’s so dangerous to point fingers within hours and minutes of it happening.'

Caroline says there's a much bigger picture

'None of us know what’s going through someone’s mind and we can’t sit there and speculate.'

'It’s time to think about the bigger picture, about what’s going on with young men and young people and the pressures of modern life.'

 

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The TV presenter was close to Mike Thalassitis who took his own life in March.

'It’s just too sad and too sensitive to talk about. He was always a total gentleman to me and I’m going to be a total lady back.'

 

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Mike... you were a total gentleman... I won’t forget that ... it’s so so sad ...you will be missed. RIP. ❤️

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Love Island aftercare

Following the deaths of Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon, the show came under fire with many questioning its efforts to protect the islanders.

It was later revealed that the bosses would offer training to future contestants rather than those who ask for it.

They'll learn how to deal with social media and they'll be offered financial management.

 

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When the show came under intense public scrutiny, a number of former islanders spoke out in defence of the series.

2018 Love Island contestant Alex Miller said producers saved his life when he, 'fell off the cliff of reality fame.'

While Olivia Attwood confessed producers also saved her life and gave her, 'this sense of self-acceptance that [she] never had before.'

 

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The new series starts back on the 3rd of June.

Check out all the new islanders for this years series here.


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