Katie Price agrees with Caroline Flack’s mum Christine that more should be done to protect the mental health of TV presenters
Katie Price has accused TV bosses of not helping her and her children when she was assaulted during a terrifying carjacking ordeal.
The mother-of-five was left fearing for her children and her own life when they become involved in a terrifying robbery while they were filming a reality show in South Africa in 2018.
Today she commented on an interview with Caroline Flack’s heartbroken mother Christine, who said more should be done to protect the mental health of TV presenters following her daughter’s tragic death in 2020.
Speaking to The Sun, she said: “The duty of care with presenters needs to be better. If you work in an office you’re safe-guarded, but on TV you’re not — you’re exposed.”
And Katie Price has chipped in with her own experience, telling her Instagram followers: “Yes totally agree TV channels have a lot to answer for with making you film things when they know about your mental health and don’t help…
“And when you’re told to keep quiet when you’re hijacked and taped at gunpoint in front of your children because they didn’t have security and I still suffer from that trauma today.”
The attack unfolded while the family were driving towards Swaziland from Johannesburg.
Katie discussed her attack while appearing on the Channel 4 reality show Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
Compared to a horror film, the mum recalled being ready to be hit with “a bullet” during the attack which happened when she paused her car journey to let Junior take a bathroom break.
The former glamour model was diagnosed with PTSD after the incident when she sought treatment at the Priory rehab facility following the attack.
She told The Sun : “The reason I went there [The Priory] was because I got held at gunpoint and sexually assaulted. Six men attacked us after we stopped because my son Junior needed a wee.
“It was like something from a horror film. This big man in an adidas hoody was shouting in my face, swearing and demanding I give him everything. And he was touching me down below.”