Psycho help for inking ‘victims’
PRODUCERS drafted in psychotherapists for the new series over fears contestants might crack up.
MTV’s wackiest show sees people pick outrageous tattoos for loved ones who only get to see it once it’s finished. A counselling team was also on hand to offer support.
Presenter Stephen Bear said: “Every person that comes on the show has to pitch their idea and it has to be agreed by MTV.
“And after the tattoo the person is given someone to talk to.”
His co-host Charlotte Crosby added: “A lot of people don’t seem to mind what tattoo they get. They cry for a bit and then suddenly they’re fine again.”
In the first series, one girl had an image of a tampon tattooed near her private parts.
But Charlotte and Bear, below, say this series is even more shocking. Charlotte said: “It’s like people were competing to come up with the worst tattoo.
“I nearly cried when I saw one of them because it was so bad. This has become the craziest show on TV.”
The new series kicks off on October 2 at 10pm on MTV. AMANDA Mealing says she struggles to balance family life with being a TV star.
Since joining the cast as Connie in 2014, the actress has worked long hours on set in Bristol.
The mum-of-two said: “We work 12 hours a day, five days a week. I barely get to see my children. But then I sometimes meet people who watch the show and that’s lovely. It makes the hard work worthwhile – it makes it worth getting up at 5.30am.”
Amanda added: “I’m gradually taking over the entire show. At the moment I’m happy where I am.
“I don’t make plans, I’m lucky to do the job that I love. So when it comes to my future on the show I’ll just take each day as it comes.”