Megan Barton Hanson regrets not having therapy after her stint on Love Island.
The reality TV star finished fourth with Wes Nelson on the ITV2 dating show in 2018 and opted against having the therapy sessions offered to contestants following their appearance on the show, and she has now admitted she should have had them because she "wasn't prepared" for life after the series and for the negative comments that came with her newfound fame.
"I wasn't prepared for the backlash about my plastic surgery and what I looked like before," she wrote in Grazia magazine. "I think it's really good Islanders are given compulsory therapy sessions. We also had a therapist available, but I was on such a high during and afterwards, I felt like I didn't need it. In hindsight, maybe I should have done it."
Megan - who has had lip fillers, a nose job and a boob job - also advised the latest set of Love Islanders to turn off their social media notifications once they return to normality.
"It's not healthy to be on social media all the time and you'll end up reading nasty comments from weeks back, when you were still on the show, and that can be quite traumatic," she wrote.
Following an inquiry in 2018, ITV officials introduced new guidelines this year which ensure contestants receive comprehensive psychological support before, during and after the show.