Katie Price agrees with Caroline Flack’s mother Christine that more should be done to protect TV presenters’ mental health
Katie Price has accused TV bosses of failing to help her and her children when she was attacked during a horrific auto theft ordeal.
The mother-of-five feared for her children and her life when they were involved in a horrific robbery while filming a reality show in South Africa in 2018.
Today she commented on a heartbroken interview with Caroline Flack’s mother Christine, who said more should be done to protect the mental health of TV presenters following the tragic death of her daughter in 2020.
Caroline reportedly stepped down from her role on Love Island in December 2019 and her mother feels ITV should have done more to help her daughter.
Speaking to The Sun, she said: “Duty of care towards moderators needs to be improved. If you work in an office you are protected, but on TV you are not – you are exposed.”
And Katie Price has shared her own experience, telling her Instagram followers: “Yes, I totally agree that TV networks have a lot to answer for when they make you film things, when they know about your mental health and don’t help…
“And when you’re told to keep quiet when you’re kidnapped and held at gunpoint in front of your children because they had no security and I still suffer from that trauma today.”
The attack happened as the family was driving from Johannesburg towards Swaziland.
Katie opened up about her attack while appearing on Channel 4 reality show Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
Compared to a horror movie, the mother recalled being ready to be hit by “a bullet” during the attack as she stopped her car ride to give Junior a bathroom break.
The former glamor model was diagnosed with PTSD after the incident while undergoing treatment at the Priory’s rehabilitation facility following the attack.
She told The Sun: “The reason I went there [The Priory] was because I was being held at gunpoint and sexually assaulted. Six men attacked us after we stopped because my son Junior needed a pee.
“It was like something out of a horror movie. This tall man in an adidas hoodie yelled in my face, cursed and demanded that I give him everything. And he touched me below.”