Greg O’Shea On The ‘Negative’ Aftermath Of Love Island

“I was a bit naive even at how negative it can get. It was tough,"

 

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It’s been a hot minute since Greg O’Shea first appeared on our screens, before going on to be crowned winner of 2019’s Love Island with Amber Gill.

The pair, unfortunately, didn’t last as they called quits on their relationship five weeks later.

And since then, Greg has revealed that he sought help from a therapist after the show. Speaking to the Irish Mirror, Greg revealed that he wasn’t prepared for the trolling online and struggled afterwards.

“I was a bit naive even at how negative it can get. It was tough. I would have never struggled with mental health before I went on the show and afterwards I was just like, ‘Wow, is this anxiety? Stress? Insecurities?’ I was like this is the weirdest thing ever.

“But what I did is I took myself closer to my friends and family, and even had to sometimes reach out to the therapists and psychiatrists that they were offering, just to kind of make sure everything was alright.

“So it kind of threw me into that world that I was so naive about before.”

 

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He continued, addressing the Caroline Flack, former contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon, who sadly took their own lives. “It is really sad what happened to Caroline and a couple of other stars of Love Island. It is really sad. But I think ITV and all of these reality TV shows do as much as they can.

“Because when I was in there, literally they were on top of you for meeting with psychologists and therapists and making sure you are OK. So they can only do as much as they can do, really, it is overkill.”

“I think it comes down to the individual and what is going on in their private lives and just take that into account. It is really sad. And with reality TV you are really exposing yourself.”

Greg then shared that there is a lot to think about for those who are considering applying for the show: “I would just say beware that there could be either side. It is a big risk but a high reward.”

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