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26th Mar 2019

Pamela Anderson calls for Love Island to be cancelled following the death of Mike Thalassitis

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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Pamela Anderson is calling for an end to Love Island, and all reality TV.

The actress says that almost 40 people have committed suicide after finding fame on a reality show.

In the last 12 months, Love Island’s Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon died in suspected suicides after appearing on TV shows.

Pamela, who herself took part in Celebrity Big Brother, Dancing On Ice and Dancing With The Stars, wants it to end.

“Please no more reality shows or reality stars… even France is polluted with them – it’s desperate and exploitive – for the artist,” she tweeted.

She continued:

“You are usually bullied into doing TV like this by agents fighting over commissions – you’re left without any great amount of joy or money – you feel used, dirty, and with no feeling of accomplishment.”

Big Brother psychologist Emma Kenny spoke about the real reality of reality TV.

“I have seen people broken after reality TV,” she said.

A source also revealed:

“They come out to millions of social media followers, trolls, hangers-on. Some are national hate figures.”

“For a young person with a mental health condition, it’s a lethal combination.”

This all comes after former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis died on March 16th from a suspected suicide.

ITV has promised to provide all future Love Island contestants with therapy, social media and financial management training.