The 26 year old’s comments come amid a row surrounding the aftercare of ITV shows.
The Jeremy Kyle Show was permanently cancelled earlier this week after a guest died in a suspected suicide following the filming of an episode.
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Speaking to The Sun Online, Jade said: “We were only 18 or 19 when we got thrown into the industry and it is a lot to handle. Maybe there could have been a bit more in place for mental health, we all have suffered in some way.
“As four young women getting thrust into the industry, having everyone talking about how you look, just the press suddenly being in this industry was a lot for all of us. We had to find our own way of dealing with that.”
Leigh-Anne took to Lorraine on Friday morning to discuss how she has been the subject of racial abuse since winning the show.
She said: “It’s horrible. Especially having to deal with it in the public eye, it is nasty. But I swear just surrounding yourself with positive people, people who are uplifting, and not looking at it [helps].
“It is just irrelevant and it shouldn’t even be happening. It is so nasty.”
The group’s comments come as ITV are at the centre of a social media row surrounding their aftercare policies.
The Jeremy Kyle show was pulled off air after 14 years following the death of Steve Dymond, 62, while Love Island will return for its fifth series this summer.
Two Love Island contestants have died by suicide since appearing on the show; Sophie Gradon, 32, last June and Mike Thalassits, 26, in March.
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