Health secretary says he was moved by death of Mike Thalassitis

Matt Hancock has said reality-TV shows have a duty of care for contestants when they become famous. The health secretary’s comments follow the death of the former Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis.

Psychologists speaking to the Guardian also stressed the importance of support both before and after stars appeared on these programmes, saying people often found it “hard to handle” when they were thrown into the public eye.

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19 April 2019