Channel 5 pulls TV show

Charlotte Crosby
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Channel 5 has pulled one of their shows from its streaming service after receiving a number of complaints the content could affect people’s mental health.

In last week’s episode of Celebrities: What Happened to Your Face? The team analysed Charlotte Crosby’s physical appearance.

Following the broadcast Crosby’s management said the programme was “immoral”, the team added they tried to stop the programme going out raising concerns how it would have on viewers’ wellbeing.

Crackit Productions, who produce the series, issued an apology saying: “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."

Crosby said in a statement it was “unbelievable” the show had been made at a time when mental health has such a high focus in the entertainment industry.

"At a time when the broadcast and media world were backing a policy of 'be kind', Channel 5 and Crackit decided to commission this one-hour special on 'rubber lip Charlotte' (their words not mine)," Crosby wrote, making reference to the kindness campaign launched after the death of TV presenter Caroline Flack.

"Their 'experts' dissected my 'plastic face' with disgust, discussing my fluctuating weight (with images), and then decided to flash up the worst troll comments from the past five years."

The statement continued: "Dealing with trolls is one thing, you ignore, you block but where are we as a society, 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 previously opened up about her struggles about her body image.