Rosie Jones needed therapy after being accused of 'ruining TV show'

Rosie Jones had to go through therapy after being targeted by trolls over Taskmaster participation
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Comedian Rosie Jones needed to seek therapy due to hateful comments from trolls regarding her role in Channel 4's Taskmaster.

After the announcement of the show's updated panellists, which include Rosie herself, Emma Sidi, Jack Dee, Babatunde Aleshe, and Andy Zaltzman, Rosie was targeted with vile and ableist remarks. Rosie, 33, who has cerebral palsy, revealed that she received numerous messages on Instagram following the unveiling of the line-up.

One troll accused her of single-handedly 'ruining' the show, with one post reading: "Thanks for ruining Taskmaster for us! Never missed a season, I will be now. On the plus side, you're guaranteed to win it as it's the PC thing to do. Roll on season 19."

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At the time, Rosie took the screenshot of this repulsive comment and shared it on her Instagram story with the caption: "Everyone feel sorry for Bradley, who is going to miss one of the best series. Cute that he thinks he knows who is going to win though."

Beyond targeting Rosie directly, the official social media feed of Taskmaster was also deluged with disgusting comments concerning Rosie's participation. She clarified her struggles while chatting with Grace Neutral on the Under Your Skin series, stating: "More recently it is hard, it is s**t at times.

"I wake up some days and I think it would be so much easier if I wasn't disabled, so don't look at me and go 'She's happy all the time' because it takes a lot for me to keep on top of my own mental health."

The celebrity opened up about seeking therapy following an encounter with a troll during the filming of her documentary "Rosie Jones: Am I A R****d? " She shared: "Doing that documentary took a toll on my mental health and I started therapy because of it, which I am so happy about.", reports the Mirror.

"Financially it can be a problem, but I would say to anybody who can afford therapy to do it because your brain is the most important part of you and you don't need to wait until you're at rock bottom to check in on yourself. I even had a guy saying to me 'What? You're in therapy? You seem so happy? ' And I'm like, it's not about whether I'm crying in the street, also you don't know what's going on in my head but at the moment it is maintenance making sure that I approach my job and life and relationships as the best possible version of myself and I can do that because I'm in therapy."