Daisy Ridley claims social media is bad for mental health after quitting Twitter

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'Unhealthy': Daisy Ridley has quit social media: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Daisy Ridley has said social media is "highly unhealthy for people's mental health" after deleting her own Twitter account last year.

The actress, 25, who reprises her role as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, said that she would never return to any social media platform.

She told Radio Times: "I came off it (social media) last September and I will never go back on."

"The more I read about teenage anxiety, the more I think it's highly unhealthy for people's mental health."

"It's such a weird thing for young people to look at distorted images of things they should be".

Asked by the magazine if she had splashed out on any lavish purchases with her Star Wars pay cheques, she said no, but that she had bought herself a plane ticket home for the day recently

"When we did the press tour for the first Star Wars movie, I got very used to having a fancy seat. It was awesome,” she said.

“But I've travelled home to see my family a couple of times in economy and I'm like, 'Oh, this is how normal people travel'. I'd forgotten'", she said.

She also told Radio Times she always travels with two crystals which were a gift and are her "tokens of love and protection".

Additional reporting by Press Association.