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Old 05-04-2021, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default New Ofcom protections for TV contestants : Luke Marsdon

[Broadcasters are required to take better care
of TV contestants' mental health under
new Ofcom rules that come into force today.
The changes force broadcasters to
take "due care" over the welfare of people
who "might be at risk of significant harm
as a result of taking part in a programme".
They also mean participants must be informed
of any potential welfare risks before
appearing on TV or radio shows.
Ofcom is introducing the changes
amid growing concern for reality TV stars
following the death of at least three in recent years.]


[Luke Marsden was a contestant on Big Brother in 2008.
He said that although his experiences
are different to those nowadays as
a result of social media,
he still feels support was lacking.
"I had two psychological post-show checks,
that was it," he told Sky News.]

[He had a follow-up appointment
six months later,
but said the "sheen of being a reality star hadn't died off"
at that point and he should have been checked
on when "the train started to pull into a very different station".

Luke described the new guidance as "a little too late".

"I'm failing to see what the difference is.
It's saying what already should be being done," he said.]




Trust you LUKE.

https://news.sky.com/story/new-ofcom...ealth-12266294


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