Nadia Essex says Celebs Go Dating should be axed because it 'hurt' late Mike Thalassitis 'more than Love Island'

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Mike Thalassitis and Tallia Storm from 'Celebs Go Dating' during a BUILD panel discussion on February 7, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Mike Thalassitis and Tallia Storm from 'Celebs Go Dating' during a BUILD panel discussion on February 7, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)

Nadia Essex says that Mike Thalassitis was more "hurt" by his appearance on ‘Celebs Go Dating’ than ‘Love Island’.

TV star Thalassitis was tragically found dead in woodland near his London home earlier this year at the age of 26.

He had appeared on ‘Love Island’ in 2017, then went on to appear on E4’s ‘Celebs Go Dating’ in February 2018.

Nadia, who was previously a dating expert on the show, has called for ‘Celebs Go Dating’ to be axed amid growing calls for ‘Love Island’ to be cancelled this year.

Read more: 'Love Island' confirmed to go ahead this summer as some call for boycott

Nadia wrote on Twitter: “Mike was on 2 other tv shows AFTER Love Island and believe me it was a lot more complex than being on Love Island why he passed away.

“Social media, bad financial management and the 5 mins of fame that soon dwindles have more an impact on everyone’s mental health than 1 tv show.”

Confronting another Tweeter, who claimed there was a “lack of aftercare,” on ‘Love Island’, Nadia added: “Yes but you can’t blame ‘Love Island’ when he was on two other tv shows after he was on there.

Read more: ITV boss says appearing on ‘Love Island’ was not to blame for Mike Thalassitis' death

“Don’t see anyone calling for ‘Celebs Go Dating’ to be axed when that did more to hurt him social media wise than ‘Love Island’ ever did.

“Trust me, I think when the country finds out exactly what was going on behind the scenes at ‘CGD’ the industry will change forever.”

‘Love Island’ bosses have confirmed that the show will return to ITV2 in a matter of weeks.

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