MTV bosses have confirmed that Mike Thalassitis was filmed for the new series of Ex On The Beach before his passing last weekend.
Mike was going to be a contestant on the reality show as it was filmed last September but now with his death it’s been announced that this years series is going to be canceled, out of respect for Mike’s family and friends.
In a statement shared to the Mail Online MTV said:
‘We were very sad to hear the tragic news about Mike Thalassitis and our thoughts are with his family and friends.
‘Last year, Mike took part in filming for the next series of Ex on the Beach, which was due to air on MTV later in the year.
On Loose Women today Pete Wicks appeared on the show to give an update on how his ex-girlfriend Megan McKenna is doing after it was announced the weekend that former boyfriend Mike Thalassitis had taken his own life.
Megan was meant to appear on the show with Pete to talk about the final week of Celebs Go Dating when the producers decided to get Pete to talk about men’s mental health.
Pete said on Tuesday afternoon that he had spoken to Mega since the news broke as he said:
‘I’ve spoken to her very briefly and I think Megan needs time to process what’s happened it was a big shock for everyone, especially for Megan. She’ll be OK it’s tough for anyone to deal with’.
Then talking about finding out that Mike had passed away he continued to say:
‘On Saturday night, I was out with friends. It was such a tragic thing to happen to anyone who is in public eye hard for his family my thoughts go out to his family’.
Speaking on men dealing with mental health as a man in the public eye, he went on: ‘When people see people in the public eye, it’s very glamorous life, you’re living your best life… but you never know what’s going on in closed doors…
He then continued to say:
‘Everyone has their struggles and it becomes more shocking when it’s everyone who knows nationally. I’ve dealt with that myself anything you go through you put yourself in TV where everyone can judge you for everything…
‘You do not necessarily something should happen when you have to go through anything on social media it’s heightened and escalated it has a different effect’.
Megan McKenna has broken her silence since the news broke that her ex-boyfriend Mike Thalassitis has took his own life.
Since the news broke Megan had been silent on social media but then on Monday she decided to share a post.
‘Sorry I haven’t been on social media but I’m in complete shock and trying to come to terms with this.
‘I can’t believe I’m even writing this post. My thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family. Rest in peace Mike x’
It was in 2018 when Megan and Mike dated on and off thought the year but decided to end their relationship in August 2018.
With the awful news over the weekend that Mike Thalassitis‘ body had been found celebrities have been sharing their tributes to him and one person who has is Love Island host Caroline Flack.
Caroline took to her Instagram account to share some lovely photos of herself and Mike together.
Along with the photos above Caroline shared:
‘Mike… you were a total gentleman… I won’t forget that … it’s so sad …you will be missed. RIP. ❤️.’
On Sunday night Celebs Go Dating paid tribute to Mike Thalassitis who was found dead over the weekend.
Mike who appeared on the dating show in 2018 was remember at the end of the show by showing a picture of him along with the words of ‘In memory of Mike Thalassitis 1993-2019.’
Really is so sad.
Sam Thompson has taken to his social networking accounts to share a lovely tribute to his Celebs Go Dating co-star Mike Thalassitis who was found dead over the weekend.
The pair who meet while filming Celebs Go Dating in 2018 struck up a lovely friendship and where inseparable on screen and in their personal life’s.
‘A person just died. A friend just died. Someone that i know in my heart of hearts i could have done more for.
‘I met Mike on celebs go dating. I was told he was joining the show with me and my heart sank. I had heard all of the things said about this so called lothario. This cock sure arrogant guy, who was fresh out of love island and ready to steam roll this dating show that i was so terrified to join.
He then continued to say:
‘He came over to me, handed me a drink, apologised for not saying hello earlier, told me he was terrified and said he couldn’t wait to hang out more’ Sam recalled.
‘I stood there rather ashamed at how badly i had just judged a book by its cover. Over the next few months, the shame only grew. This guy was one of the most polite gentlemen i had ever met. [sic]’
They really did have a great friendship it just so heartbreaking.