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Charlotte Crosby hits out at Channel 5 show criticising her appearance as network apologises

Reality TV star Charlotte Crosby has slammed Channel 5 for a show which saw surgeons pull apart her appearance.

By Sophie Brownson
Monday, 26th April 2021, 10:07 am

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The 31-year-old from Sunderland was the focus of a Channel 5 documentary called ‘Celebrities – What’s Happened To Your Face?’ which dissected Charlotte’s physical appearance and speculated on the cosmetic work she may have had.

The TV star, who found fame on MTV reality show Geordie Shore in 2011, took to Instagram to call out Channel 5 over the show, which she said featured ‘experts dissecting my ‘plastic’ face with disgust.’

Charlotte said the network had become ‘trolls’ and asked whether it would take responsibility for her ‘dip in mental health and plummeted self-esteem.’

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In a long statement shared on her Instagram page, Charlotte Crosby said: “Dealing with trolls is one thing, you ignore, you block.

"But when the trolls are the mainstream TV channels? Will they now take responsibility for my dip in mental health and plummeted self-esteem?

"Do they take responsibility for the resulting press from the show, again discussing how ‘shocking’ my face is?

Charlotte Crosby has slammed Channel 5 following their show 'Celebrities: What's Happened To Your Face?' Image by Getty Images.

"Channel 5 has a list of mental health helplines on their websites – is this for viewers or the subjects of their poor choice in programming, like me?

"Broadcasters are so keen to do psych tests for shows yet at the same time give space to programmes which destroy the mental health of its subjects.”

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She continued: “That hour could have been used to host a mental health documentary.

Charlotte Crosby found fame on TV Geordie Shore. Image by Getty Images.

“That hour could have educated the public in the many issues and good causes which need publicity.

"That hour didn’t need to go after a 31-year-old woman for her appearance, choices and ‘rubber lips.’

"When is enough enough?”

Channel 5 said it has removed the episode from its streaming platform and apologised.

Charlotte Crosby took to Instagram to release a lengthy statement calling out Channel 5 following the show.

In a statement Channel 5 said: “Channel 5 and the programme’s producers, Crackit Productions, take duty of care very seriously.

"While we acknowledge that the programme was OFCOM compliant, we have taken on board Charlotte’s feedback and removed the episode from our streaming platform My5. We apologise for any upset caused.”

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