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Channel 5 Removes Documentary About Charlotte Crosby's Face From Streaming Platform

Jake Massey

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Channel 5 Removes Documentary About Charlotte Crosby's Face From Streaming Platform

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Charlotte Crosby

Channel 5 has removed a documentary about Charlotte Crosby from its streaming platform after it was condemned by the reality TV star.

In the episode of Celebrities: What Happened to Your Face - which aired on Thursday (22 April) - the former Geordie Shore star was put under the microscope in the show which examines the 'facial flaws of the famous'.

In a statement shared on Twitter, Crosby condemned the network for airing the programme, claiming it had ignored her pleas to scrap the show after it was commissioned - overlooking the impact it could have on her mental health.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

In light of her statement, which has received almost 66,000 likes, Channel 5 has now removed the documentary from its streaming service.

A spokesperson said: "Channel 5 and the programme's producers, Crackit Productions, take duty of care very seriously.

"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.

"We apologise for any upset caused."

Crosby tried to stop the documentary from airing. Credit: PA
Crosby tried to stop the documentary from airing. Credit: PA

Crosby is yet to comment on the removal of the documentary from My5.

In her statement slamming Channel 5 and Crackit Productions, she said it was 'unbelievable' that the show had aired despite her agent's repeated efforts to stop it.

She said: "At a time when the broadcast and media world were backing a policy of 'be kind', Channel 5 and Crackit decided to commission this 1-hour special on 'rubber lip Charlotte' (their words not mine).

"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 5-6 years."

She 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?

"Channel 5 have a list of mental health helplines on their website - is this for viewers, or the subjects of their poor choice in programming like me?"

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Topics: TV and Film, Documentary

Jake Massey
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