Love Island star Alex Miller has admitted he considered suicide after spiralling into depression following the end of the show.
The show is being given an aftercare overhaul by producers following the death of 2017 contestant Mike Thalassitis, who was found hanged on Saturday.
Essex glazier Alex was on the series last year, but got booted out after Megan Barton-Hanson dumped him for Wes Nelson .
He's now admitted that he also struggled after the show came to an end and he was suffering from a serious bout of depression by the time winter came.
Alex, 28, says work dried up and he ended up back in his old job, and he got so low he considered driving off a bridge to end his life.
During an appearance on 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.
When asked if his depression was linked to Love Island, he explained: "It was going back into the reality bit of – this is what I am back into now.
"Everything has died a death, you’ve fallen off the cliff of reality fame. It’s not what it is cracked up to be.”
However, Alex revealed one of the show's producers got in touch with him and asked him to see a therapist after seeing a worrying rant on Instagram .
He said: "I had a little rant on Instagram. I went through a bit of a dark patch and luckily one of the producers follow me on Instagram saw the rant got in touch with me and put me back in touch with a psychiatrist.
“Looking back, all I needed to do was be forward and go talk to them. ”
Alex says the therapy helped and he's trying to move on with his life.
The telly star added: "I didn’t want to talk to anyone about it, but after having ranted after answering a fans questions and speaking to the Love Island psychiatrist, it got me through it and gave me a plan on how to take my life forward and now we’re here. We’re all good!”
He went on to insist Love Island should not be blamed for Mike's death.
He insisted: “They can’t be pro-active all the time and keep chasing and keep chasing.
“There are so many contestants, it’s impossible for them to do.”
RIP Mike Thalassitis
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