Ferne McCann blasted for ‘disrespecting’ Arthur Collins acid attack victims with new TV show

Emma Powell
Blasted: Ferne McCann modelling in her new TV show: ITV

Victims of the acid attack carried out by Arthur Collins have blasted Ferne McCann, accusing her of ‘disregarding their feelings’ after she released a TV show.

Ferne McCann: First Time Mum aired earlier this week and saw the reality TV star break down in tears as she described the “absolute hell” she lived through while pregnant with Collins’ child.

But some of the victims slammed McCann, who gave birth to daughter Sunday last month, with one accusing her of ‘making money from their misery’.

Phoebe Georgiou, who was left with scarring on her chest and arms after the attack in east London earlier this year, told The Sun: “How can she say she’s suffering when she doesn't have to live with these physical and mental scars forever?

“This is all so fresh and it's like rubbing salt on an open wound. She has disregarded our feelings. We are the real victims.

“At least give us the respect and consideration of not releasing the show until sentencing is over.

“We have been through enough without this adding to our anxieties. She's making money from our misery.”

New mum: Ferne McCann on This Morning with her daughter Sunday (S Meddle/ITV/Rex)

Another victim, who did not wish to be named, told the publication: “How can she sit there and say it’s hell?

“She’s not blind, or plastered in scars like some of us. She’s making money out of this, it’s all just me, me, me.

“Every time her face pops up, I think of Arthur Collins.

“It's not her fault, but she's not gone onto TV and said sorry to the victims. She put someone like him in the spotlight.”

McCann and Collins had an on-off romance before the attack for which he was convicted of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and nine of actual bodily harm on November 13.

He was warned he could face life in jail when he is sentenced on December 19.

A spokesperson for ITV said: “Ferne McCann: First Time Mum was about the trials and tribulations of becoming a parent for the first time and the focus of the programme was very much on Ferne McCann and her family and friends during her pregnancy, and not her ex-partner.”

Standard Online has contacted a representative for McCann for comment.

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