Love Island star’s death and MAFS revelations ring mental health alarm bells
In the wake of the tragic death of British TV host Caroline Flack, concerns have been raised about the duty of care in reality TV at a time when more Married At First Sight stars are publicly criticising the show.
The former Love Island presenter died of a suspected suicide in London last week after a series of personal struggles, with her death sending shockwaves around the world.
The incident has put the spotlight on mental health and the effect that reality TV has on contestants on shows like MAFS.
Media expert Nicole Reaney, of InsideOut Public Relations, said people’s safety and mental wellbeing should be a network’s first priority: “Reality shows place everyday people on a public domain, there are so many personal brand image risks that can take place.
“It’s essential that producers monitor, take adequate screenings and maintain a duty of care throughout the contestant’s journey.”
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Nicole Reaney, Director of InsideOut PR and founder of influencer agency, #AsSeenOn . Nicole has extensive experience in corporate and consumer PR and Communications and is available to comment on topics.