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Sunday 26th May 2019

Love Island star Alex Miller suffered suicidal thoughts after the show ended

A producer from the show put him in touch with a psychiatrist

Alex Miller has revealed that he suffered with suicidal thoughts after Love Island.

The 28-year-old reality TV star went "through a dark patch" after he appeared on the ITV2 show last year, admitting he used to imagine himself driving into bridges.

Alex Miller admitted on Access All Areas that he suffered from suicidal thoughts following Love Island (Credit: SplashNews)

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Speaking on FUBAR Radio show Access All Areas with Lizzie Cundy and Stephen Leng, he said: "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 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.

"Everything has died a death, you've fallen off the cliff of reality fame.

"It's not what it is cracked up to be."

Alex left the show after Megan Barton Hanson chose to be with Wes Nelson instead of him (Credit: ITV)

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Fortunately, Alex - who left the show after Megan Barton Hanson picked to be with Wes Nelson over him during a recoupling - was put back on the right track as one of the Love Island producers spotted one of his social media rants and pointed him in the direction of a psychiatrist.

I did go through a dark patch where I would look at bridges and think 'Yeah, I could drive into that'

He recalled: "I had a little rant on Instagram.

"I went through a bit of a dark patch and luckily one of the producers who follow me on Instagram saw the rant got in touch with me and put me back in touch with a psychiatrist.

The reality TV star was pointed in the direction of a psychiatrist by a Love Island producer (Credit: ITV)

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"Looking back, all I needed to do was be forward and go talk to them."

Alex's comments come after former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis was found dead in woodland near his home in Essex last week, and his tragic death has sparked concerns about the well-being of reality TV stars.

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If you or someone you know are struggling with mental illness or suicidal thoughts, call the Samaritans on 116 123.