‘Ex On The Beach’s New Series Has Been Pulled By MTV Following Mike Thalassitis Tragedy

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Published 20.03.19
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MTV’s upcoming Ex on the Beach series will no longer air, following the tragic passing of Mike Thalassitis earlier this week.

In a statement to MailOnline, the channel said: “We were very sad to hear the tragic news about Mike Thalassitis and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

“Last year, Mike took part in filming for the next series of Ex on the Beach, which was due to air on MTV later in the year. In light of the news of Mike’s death, we have decided not to broadcast the planned 10th season of the show.”

This comes after Love Island bosses revealed they will offer therapy, social media training and financial advice to all future contestants.

The said the show undertook a review six months ago to evaluate the aftercare it was providing and said it will now offer support to all contestants rather than just those who ask for it.

A statement from the show said:

“This review has led us to extend our support processes to offer therapy to all Islanders and not only those that reach out to us. And we will be delivering bespoke training to all future Islanders to include social media and financial management.

“The key focus will be for us to no longer be reliant on the islanders asking us for support but for us to proactively check in with them on a regular basis.”

Yesterday, reality TV star Pete Wicks made a recent guest appearance on Loose Women to talk about the mental health crisis, while revealing that he’d spoken to ex Megan McKenna over the tragic death of Mike Thalassitis.

Revealing Megan had pulled out of the show, host Ruth Langsford said: “Megan McKenna was going to be with you but obviously Mike was a boyfriend of hers and clearly she’s very upset.

The Towie star then revealed he’d reached out to Megan earlier this week.

He said: “I’ve spoken to her briefly and I think Megan just needs some time to process what has happened. It has come as a surprise to everyone especially Megan. 

“She will be okay, but it’s just a tough thing to deal with.”

Images via ITV

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