Megan McKenna has pulled out of appearing on ‘Loose Women’ because she is too distraught to speak out following Mike Thalassitis’ death.
The 26-year-old singer had been due to join the panel on the daytime talk show on Tuesday (19.03.19) to talk about her stint on ‘Celebs Go Dating’ but “couldn’t face” the idea of having to speak out because she’s so distraught after her ex-boyfriend – who she dated on and off for seven months until last August – took his own life on Friday (15.03.19).
A source told The Sun Online:
“Megan just couldn’t face appearing on live TV today.
“Everyone has been really understanding and are giving her time to grieve.”
Megan’s decision came less than a day after she broke her social media silence for the first time since Mike’s passing, admitting she is still “trying to come to terms” with his death.
She wrote on Instagram:
“Sorry I haven’t been on social media but I’m in complete shock and trying to come to terms with this.
“I can’t believe I’m even writing this post.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family. Rest in peace Mike. X (sic)”
Megan’s comments come after several former ‘Love Island’ stars took to social media to pay tribute to Mike, who was 26.
Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, who won the 2017 ‘Love Island’ series which Mike competed in, led tributes to him.
Alongside a broken heart emoji, Kem wrote:
“Such heartbreaking news. My thoughts go out to all of Mikes friends and family (sic)”
In her own post, Amber added:
“I am in utter shock. @MikeThalassitis you were one of the most genuine guy! I just can’t believe this! You’ll be missed so much you have no idea (sic)”
Tyla Carr, who enjoyed a short-lived romance with Mike on the ITV2 show, admitted she was “shocked” by the news.
“I can’t believe the call I’ve just had. Mike, you were loved by all of the Love island family. You’ll be missed so much. All my love goes out to your friends and family. Shocked. (sic)”
‘Love Island’ presenter Caroline Flack also took to Instagram to describe the late star as a “total gentleman”.
“Mike… you were a total gentleman… I won’t forget that … it’s so so sad …you will be missed. RIP (sic)”
Police have confirmed that Mike’s death is “not being treated as suspicious”.