Gogglebox's Shaun Malone opens up on mental health struggles

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Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

Gogglebox cast member Shaun Malone has spoken candidly about his mental health.

Part of the popular Malone family in Channel 4's reality TV hit, Shaun took to Instagram Stories this week with a message for his followers.

"I've realised that all the time I'm saying about men and their mental health and we should be open...

"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," he told the camera.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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"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 just thought... I'll just come out and own it."

Shaun went on to reveal: "Coincidentally, it's my first appointment back at getting some help today, so yeah... What I'm saying is like, fellas, we're all in this together. Loads of us struggle so, it is what it is. We're all here."

Meanwhile, back in July of last year, he became a dad for the first time, welcoming his baby son Louis to the world.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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Earlier this month, the Malone family welcomed another new addition, with Shaun's brother Lee announcing the birth of his son, Grayson.

Gogglebox airs on Friday nights at 9pm on Channel 4.

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.

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