LOVE Island’s Samira Mighty felt so low after the 2018 series ended that she couldn’t get out of bed until 3pm in the afternoon.
The 23-year-old West End performer starred in musicals Mamma Mia! and Dreamgirls before entering the villa but she didn’t return to the stage after her stint in the ITV2 show.
Love Island’s Samira Mighty was so low after show ended she couldn’t get out of bed until 3pm in the afternoon[/caption]
Opening up about how the reality series affected her mental health, she admitted that she struggled to adjust to having a lack of routine once she returned home.
Samira told Cosmopolitan magazine: “On my down days, I lay in bed until 3pm thinking: ‘What am I doing? I hate my life. I miss having a routine’.
“But talking helps – you often find other people are feeling the same way.”
Her comments come after Love Island bosses upped the mental health support offered to contestants following the tragic suicides of Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon.
Samira with 2018 Love Island contestants Georia Steel, Eyal Booker and Dr Alex George[/caption]
Samira’s 2018 co-star Adam Collard admitted he felt immense pressure after being accused of “gaslighting” contestant Rosie Williams on the show by fans and felt that Mike was put in a similar situation.
He told the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine: “Mike was portrayed as a similar ‘character’ to me on the show – macho, a bit of a bad boy.
“Feeling like you have to live up to that can make it difficult to ask for help.”
Meanwhile, Dr Alex was mercilessly mocked for his lobster-red complexion during his stint in the villa and has sinced admitted that he has regular therapy sessions in a bid to take care of his mental health.
Her comments come after Love Island bosses upped the mental health support offered to contestants following the tragic suicides of Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon[/caption]
He told fans: “If you have a cold, you see a doctor, yet people wait until they’re crippled with depression before asking for help.
“That’s why I have therapy regularly.”
Samira had told producers that her reason for going on Love Island was that she was always too busy to find a partner.
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She said: “I haven’t had the chance to have a proper summer break before because I’ve been doing long contracts in West End shows.”
She had a troubled start in the villa and was forced to couple up with Dr Alex.
She later partnered with Frankie Foster and left the villa to be with him after he was booted out.
However, the couple split up within three months of leaving the villa.
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