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25 September 2018, 11:01
Disgraced Celebs Go Dating star, Nadia Essex, has finally broken her silence after being exposed by her former co-star as using fake Twitter accounts to troll people with, saying she 'hit rock bottom' and suffered from suicidal thoughts from the backlash she received.
Nadia Essex has spoken for the first time since being exposed as a Twitter troll, admitting she's had suicidal thoughts after receiving death threats and losing her job over the whole ordeal, despite still denying wrongdoing on Twitter.
The former dating expert has admitted she hit 'rock bottom' after being exposed as the Twitter troll targeting former co-host, Eden, causing her to lose her job on Celebs Go Dating and receive intense criticism for her behaviour.
She told a tabloid: "I have had suicidal thoughts from the mountain of abuse I have received. I’ve been told to kill myself."
She told a tabloid she began the fake Twitter accounts after becoming frustrated she was warned 'not to speak' about his alleged cheating and feeling her 'freedom of speech' had been prevented.
She said: "I was in completely the wrong head space. I was a mess. I couldn't leave the house because I was terrified people would hurl abuse at me in the street".
However, Nadia remains defiant and has taken to Twitter to defend her actions, claiming people 'will be apologising' to her when 'the facts that can't be public yet come out'.
Outrageous but fear not, When the facts (that can’t be public yet) come out we will all be getting apologies. And no, he didn’t approach me. He waited till the first day of filming the new series and called CGD and told them I had created 5-6 accounts without a shred of evidence. https://t.co/dG6LtZo62m— Nadia Essex (@LadyNadiaEssex) September 24, 2018
Eden, who had already quit CGD after falling out with Nadia, was responsible for exposing her as being behind the torrent of abusive messages calling him a 'liar' and 'cheater' after he hired a personal investigator to track down who was behind accounts such as 'Valthesal' and 'Jackthemainman'.
Despite everything, he took to Twitter to slam those sending his former host death threats.
Regardless of what’s gone on no one should be receiving death threats. That’s not cool.— Eden Blackman (@edenblackman) September 17, 2018
So, something tells us (or rather, Nadia tells us) that this isn't the end of what has turned to be an enormous drama, watch this space.