Nadia Essex has revealed that she has contemplated suicide after receiving a barrage of abuse after she was exposed as a Twitter troll.
The shamed love guru resigned from Channel 4s Celebs Go Dating following her suspension for inappropriate social media use.
In the messages she shared online under an alias, she branded her colleague Eden Blackman sick and disgraceful for cheating on his now ex-girlfriend with Chanelle Sadie Paul – a woman he met when she appeared on Celebs Go Dating.
Breaking her silence on the ordeal in a new interview with The Sun, she said she wasnt in the right headspace when she made the online comments and only lashed out because she felt stifled after allegedly being warned to keep quiet about Edens infidelity.
I felt like I wasnt allowed my freedom of speech and was told not to put out a public statement. I was in completely the wrong headspace, the 36-year-old reality star claimed. I was a mess. I couldnt leave the house because I was terrified people would hurl abuse at me in the street. People were so angry I wasnt condemning Edens cheating that I was getting abused online constantly.
Adding she was devastated and petrified of the retaliation, Nadia was inspired to create the fake accounts after seeing a famous popstar do the same to promote her music.
I thought it was acceptable to create those accounts to monitor an online troll who has been abusing me for three years. I just wanted to see what she was saying.
But she now regrets her actions saying that being ousted has left her feeling depressed: I have had suicidal thoughts from the mountain of abuse I have received. Ive been told to kill myself.
She had been a part of Celebs Go Dating, which puts celebrities on dates with non-famous people, since its inception in 2016.