Gogglebox star Shaun Malone has “owned” his mental health “struggles” after someone made a “dig” at him.
The TV personality, who appears in the popular Channel 4 entertainment show, shared a message to his followers on Instagram Stories, in which he said he has “never been open” about the subject.
“I’ve realised that all the time I’m saying about men and their mental health and we should be open,” he wrote.
“But I’ve realised that I’ve been quite hypocritical, because I’ve struggled with my mental health on and off over the last 10 years and I’ve never been open about it.”
Malone, who became a father in July 2020, added: “I’ve always felt too embarrassed to talk about it, and yesterday I got a dig made at my mental health by somebody I know, so I thought I’ll just come out and own it.”
He told his fans: “What I’m saying is like, fellas, we’re all in this together. Loads of us struggle so, it is what it is.”
In July, the Malone family were supported by Gogglebox viewers after revealing their dog Izzey had died.
Izzey, who was a Rottweiler, could often be seen in the family’s segments.
Gogglebox airs Fridays on Channel 4.