Tuesday, 28 January, 2020

The X Factor 2016: Contestant claims the show has given him depression and an eating disorder!

Another person has spoke up against the show, claiming being part of The X Factor gave him depression, anxiety and an eating disorder.

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Joe Conaboy from boyband Kingsland Road, who made it through to the live shows in 2013, has spoken out against The X Factor.

Today, he spoke out against The X Factor in a series of tweets about how being part of the process- impacted his mental health.

“Three years ago, my mental health was being affected without even knowing,” he wrote online. “Going from being on top of the world. To being given 12 hours after the show finishes to leave the house to go back home to normal really affected me.

“The lack of support astounds me.”

“People think The X Factor is all fun and games. But it left me with depression, anxiety, and for 4-5 months, a minor eating disorder.

“If I knew that I would end up on anti-depressants after the show and my mind changed for good, I would never have gone on it.

“Mental health is something we all need to be open about and speak our truths.”

However, an X Factor spokesperson has responded to the claims, by stating that the X Factor team offer continued advice and help:

“We take our duty of care seriously toward anyone taking part in the show. During the competition there is a full support network for contestants including a welfare producer.

“Outside of the show we offer continuing support to anyone we feel needs it, and the door is always open for anyone to speak to us about any issues so we can look at offering support and advice.”

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