Ex On The Beach star Connor Hunter revealed he tried to take his own life

Former Ex On The Bech contestant Connor Hunter has admitted that he tried to take his own life after “work dried up.”

The 22-year-old, who appeared on the reality TV show in 2015, shot to fame after his stint on the programme. 

After the cameras stopped rolling and work offers decreased, Connor revealed that he felt “worthless” and struggled to fund his luxury lifestyle once the fanfare had died down. 

Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: “You only have a brief shelf-life in that world.

“I couldn’t pay bills, I fell out with friends and family. I sat in my flat listening to music, taking pills, drinking and hoping I’d fall asleep and not wake up.”

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“All of a sudden the work totally dried up, people didn’t want to know – but the bills were still coming in for this lifestyle I could no longer afford.”

Connor continued: ”It was obvious it was the end of the line and it was a downward spiral from there.

“I couldn’t pay bills, I fell out with friends and family. I sat in my flat listening to music, taking pills, drinking and hoping I’d fall asleep and not wake up.”

His confession comes after two former Love Islanders killed themselves within eight months of each other. 

Former Miss Great Britain, Sophie Gradon, was found dead at her parents’ home in 2018, and star of Love Island and Celebs Go Dating, Mike Thalassitis was found in a woodland near his Essex home this month. 

New reports have emerged from The Sun on Sunday who revealed that 38 people have died in suspected suicides linked to reality TV shows since 1986. 

Despite the shocking figures, TV bosses are still allegedly allowing vulnerable people on screens with little after care support. 

A reality TV source said: “The bosses are so worried about offending anybody they’re allowing people with histories of eating disorders, mental health problems, anxiety and depression to take part.

“People are going on these shows who aren’t strong enough to cope.”

Alex Miller, who appeared on this year’s Love Island, spoke to Fubar Radio and admitted how he was close to the edge: “I did go through a dark patch, where I would look at bridges and think ‘Yeah, I could drive into that’.” 

“I was in a dark place [after the show]. It was winter time, there were 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 added: “I had a little rant on Instagram. I went through a bit of a dark patch and luckily one of the producers follows me on Instagram, saw the rant, got in touch with me and put me back in touch with a psychiatrist.

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