Geordie Shore oldies Sophie Kasaei and Nathan Henry have opened up about the aftercare they’ve received in reality TV
Speaking in the aftermath of Mike Thalassitis’ tragic death by suicide last month, Sophie insisted the Geordie Shore cast were “quite lucky in that [respect]” because they’d been in touch with a psychiatrist since “day one”.
“Geordie Shore gets quite a lot [of aftercare] because we’ve been in so many series and then we get to come back,” she said, ahead of the launch of the 19th series, which airs tonight.
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“Before a series, after a series, even during, he’s always on call.
“He knows all about our lives and what happens, and it’s probably because we get to come back series after series.”
Cast mate Nathan agreed, saying, “We’ve got quite a good relationship to be honest.
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“With us and the production side of stuff, we’re quite like a family. We’re very close to the camera men, and the production team, so we’re always in contact.
“When I broke up with my boyfriend, I called [the psychiatrist] straight away.”
Following the news of Mike Thalassitits’ death, Love Island bosses released a statement saying they would be reviewingtheir current aftercare procedure, but later were forced to hit back at the harsh criticism saying, “There has got to be a framework and it will come to an end. It can’t be indefinite.”
Although neither she nor Nathan knew Mike personally, Sophie added, “We don’t know the reasons. Everyone is just speculating.
“But whatever it is, it’s so sad. In reality TV, we all are like a family. Even if we don’t even know them, we are like a clique."
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