Bridlington comedian Rosie Jones opens up about going to therapy after being targeted by hateful trolls

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Bridlington comedian Rosie Jones was forced to seek therapy following an influx of hateful comments from trolls about her role in Channel 4's Taskmaster.

After last week's announcement was made that the 33-year-old would be taking part in series 18 of the show, Rosie, who has cerebral palsy, said she received numerous messages on Instagram and was targeted with ableist remarks.

One troll accused her of single-handedly "ruining" the show, reports YorkshireLive.


The post reads: "Thanks for ruining Taskmaster for us! Never missed a season, I will be now. On the plus side, you're guaranteed to win it as it's the PC thing to do. Roll on season 19."

Rosie then screenshotted the comment and shared it to her Instagram story with the caption: "Everyone feel sorry for Bradley, who is going to miss one of the best series. Cute that he thinks he knows who is going to win though."

The official social media feed of Taskmaster was also deluged with unkind comments about Rosie's participation on the show.

Rosie recently deleted her X profile following a barrage of 'hurtful' comments -Credit:PA
Rosie recently deleted her X profile following a barrage of 'hurtful' comments -Credit:PA

While recently chatting to Grace Neutral on the Under Your Skin series, Rosie said: "More recently it is hard, it is s**t at times.

"I wake up some days and I think it would be so much easier if I wasn't disabled, so don't look at me and go 'She's happy all the time' because it takes a lot for me to keep on top of my own mental health."

The celebrity also opened up about seeking therapy following an encounter with a troll during the filming of her documentary 'Rosie Jones: Am I A R****d?'. She shared: "Doing that documentary took a toll on my mental health and I started therapy because of it, which I am so happy about.

"Financially it can be a problem, but I would say to anybody who can afford therapy to do it because your brain is the most important part of you and you don't need to wait until you're at rock bottom to check in on yourself.

"I even had a guy saying to me 'What? You're in therapy? You seem so happy?' And I'm like, it's not about whether I'm crying in the street, also you don't know what's going on in my head but at the moment it is maintenance making sure that I approach my job and life and relationships as the best possible version of myself and I can do that because I'm in therapy."