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22nd Mar 2019

Love Island’s Alex Miller opens up about how he considered suicide after the show

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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“It’s not what it is cracked up to be.”

Former Love Island star Alex Miller has opened up about how he considered suicide after leaving the show.

Alex entered the show last year for a few episodes, and was subsequently catapulted into fame.

However, after just a few months Alex’s career opportunities began to lessen.

Speaking frankly, the Essex lad said:

“I did go through a dark patch where I would look at bridges and think ‘Yeah, I could drive into that’.”

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About as Christmassy as I get – red eye for days #dinner #datenight

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“I was in a dark place after the show.”

“It was winter time, there was a lot of factors coming up, knowing that everything was sort of coming to an end like getting back into the old routine in the job.”

 He continued:

“It was going back into the reality bit of – this is what I am back into now.”

“Everything has died a death, you’ve fallen off the cliff of reality fame.”

“It’s not what it is cracked up to be.”

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Earlier this week, Alex actually took to his Instagram stories to defend ITV, who had received backlash for not providing aftercare for Love Island contestants.

“I will defend them a bit, they can’t keep an eye on everyone all time, it’s just not possible as there are so many of us.”

“I did have a rant on here and one of the Love Island producers got in touch and put me back I touch with a psychiatrist.”

All of this discussion comes after former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis sadly took his own life.