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Charlotte Crosby SLAMS Channel 5 bosses for documentary critiquing her plastic surgery

Charlotte Crosby has slammed Channel 5 bosses after a documentary was broadcast critiquing her history of plastic surgery.

The Geordie Shore star, 31, took to Instagram to pen a lengthy statement saying she was ‘appalled’ by the programme which criticised her ‘plastic face’ and ‘duck lips,’ after years of being targeted by trolls for years due to her appearance.

Charlotte went onto write that while she is ‘grateful’ for her fame, she’s struggled with ‘self-confidence and personal trauma’ for years, and urged bosses to use their airtime to raise awareness of mental health.

Furious: Charlotte Crosby has slammed Channel 5 bosses after a documentary was broadcast critiquing her history of plastic surgery

Charlotte wrote that she first learned of the programme after fans got in touch to reveal they had switched off the show, having been utterly appalled by what they had seen.

She wrote: ‘I cannot quite believe I am saying this but here goes. Last night, Channel 5 & Crackit Productions put out a one-hour documentary called ‘Celebrities – What Happened To Your Face – Charlotte Crosby.

‘In 2021, a main UK channel and production company believe it would be a good use of airtime, to dissect my physical appearance.

Shocking: The Geordie Shore star took to Instagram to state she was 'appalled' by the programme

Angry: The show criticised Charlotte's history of surgery, branding her face 'plastic'

Shocking: The Geordie Shore star took to Instagram to state she was ‘appalled’ by the programme which criticised her ‘plastic face’ (pictured left in 2011 and right recently)

Rage: In a lengthy statement, Charlotte said she'd been trolled for years about her appearance, and lambasted producers for commissioning the 'immoral and insensitive' programme

Rage: In a lengthy statement, Charlotte said she’d been trolled for years about her appearance, and lambasted producers for commissioning the ‘immoral and insensitive’ programme

‘I have seen how many of you saw it, switched off and complained – many not even ‘fans’ of me, just good people who know right from wrong. Thank you for that, and for your messages of love and support.

‘I am aware I have put myself and my face in the public eye. TV and broadcasting had given me and my family a life we could never have dreamed of. I enjoy it, am enormously grateful for it and many of my respected closest friends work within the industry.’

Charlotte, who has openly discussed having various procedures including a nose job, lip filler and breast enhancement, told fans she’d spent years being trolled for her appearance.

‘I have had a public battle with my appearance, and have had to go through personal trauma & issues of self-confidence in the spot-light. I like to think I’m an honest, balanced person – I get it, I understand the interest.

‘One quick Google or look at my Instagram page, you’ll see how intensely I’ve been targeted by trolls and how I’ve learnt to ignore the hate, focus on the positives and work on loving myself again. It’s a process, it’s taken time, compasion, personal and professional support.’

Charlotte also claimed that TV bosses decided to continue work on the show despite furious objections from her team, and even aired extracts of nasty comments despite such words affecting her mental health.

Appalled: She said: 'That hour didn't need to go after a 31-year-old woman for her appearance, choices and ''rubber lips'

Appalled: She said: ‘That hour didn’t need to go after a 31-year-old woman for her appearance, choices and ”rubber lips’

She continued: ‘At a time when the broadcast & media world were backing a policy of ‘be kind’, Channel 5 and Crackit decided to commission this one 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.

‘I want to say here for context. When this was commissioned last March 2020, my agent found out about it and was appalled. 

‘She very clearly outlined to Crackit Porductions not just how immoral and insensitive it was but how detrimental this would be to my mental health. They ignored her, despite repeated correspondance, and ran with it regardless. 

‘We only found out this week when it was in the TV listings that it was still going ahead – unbelievable.

Important: Charlotte then urged TV bosses to air programmes focused on raising mental health awareness

Important: Charlotte then urged TV bosses to air programmes focused on raising mental health awareness

‘Dealing with trolls is one thing, you ignore, you block. BUT where are we as a society, when the trolls are in the mainstream TV channels?

‘Will they not take responsibility for my dip in mental health and my plummeted self-esteem? Do they take responsibility for the resulting press from the show, again discussing how ”shocking” my face is.’

Urging TV bosses to air programmes focused on raising mental health awareness, Charlotte finished: ‘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? 

‘Broadcasters are so keen to do psych tests for shows, yet at the same time give space to programmes which destroy the mental health of its subjects.

‘That hour could have been used to host a mental health documentary. That hour could have educated the public in the many issues & good causes which need publicity. 

‘That hour didn’t need to go after a 31-year-old woman for her appearance, choices and ”rubber lips.”

Controversial: Celebrities: What's Happened to Your Face? saw a panel of surgeons dissect and offer their thoughts on Charlotte's history of surgical procedures

Controversial: Celebrities: What’s Happened to Your Face? saw a panel of surgeons dissect and offer their thoughts on Charlotte’s history of surgical procedures 

‘When is enough enough? Just because we’re in the public eye, doesn’t mean we aren’t human. Fortunately I’m strong enough to deal with that but many aren’t!’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Channel 5 and Crackit Productions for comment. 

Celebrities: What’s Happened to Your Face? saw a panel of surgeons dissect and offer their thoughts on Charlotte’s history of surgical procedures.

Discussing an image of Charlotte from 2018, Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai said: ‘She’s getting to visible signs of having fillers. Good jobs are not visible, bad jobs are extremely visible.

‘You can see her lips are too full, the apple of her cheek is too big, almost like a golf ball. That’s looking slightly unreal.’

Meanwhile Dr Shah-Desai advised: ‘She’s very young, her skin will bounce back if she just dissolved some of the bad work.

‘Nobody’s willing to tell them they’ve gone too far, the practitioner isn’t telling them, they’ve got a circle of friends who think it’s acceptable and very quickly go into this ”filler fatigue”, this face that quite obviously looks not beautiful anymore, just very plastic.’

Candid: In recent years Charlotte has been incredible open about her history of surgical procedures, including a nose job, lip fillers and a breast correction

Candid: In recent years Charlotte has been incredible open about her history of surgical procedures, including a nose job, lip fillers and a breast correction

It comes after Charlotte discussed her decision to have a nose job in 2016, after splashing out £4,000 for the procedure.

Speaking in a Q and A with fans last month, the star showed how the surgery altered her nose as she shared a side profile photo of her ‘hook’ and a shot of her slightly bruised face post-operation. 

In October 2017, Charlotte also confirmed she had undergone surgery to correct her ‘uniboob’ after she was bodyshamed by vicious online trolls.

Speaking to Heat magazine, the reality sensation – who suffers from a medical condition called congenital symmastia – admitted that she would also compare herself to other girls, leading her to undergo the corrective surgery.

She confessed to the publication: ‘My uni-boob made me feel under-confident. It (congenital symmastia) really limited what I could wear without people saying, “What the f***’s wrong with her boobs?”‘

And being in the public eye only meant that the Sunderland native was heavily targeted for her ‘deformed’ breasts on social media.

‘Because I’m famous, if a picture of me is online, people say things like “What is wrong with her boobs? They’re deformed! They’re stuck together”‘ she revealed, before confessing she had the surgery because ‘of the comments she got online.’

The reality star is also a huge fan of lip filler and during an interview on This Morning in 2018, she admitted she only gets them done once a year.

She said: ‘I get them done once a year, I had a big problem down the sides, but once a year that’s it and I don’t think they’re that bad.’

Charlotte Crosby’s surgeries over the years  

Nose job: In 2016, Charlotte unveiled her new nose after a rhinoplasty procedure. 

Speaking about her decision to go under the knife, the reality star opened up to Heat magazine about why it was so important to her.

Charlotte admitted scrutiny from the show’s audiences drove her to have the surgery.

Surgeries: Charlotte has spoke candidly about her various surgeries in the past and in 2016 she unveiled her new nose after a rhinoplasty procedure (pictured before in 2011)

Surgeries: The reality star pictured after the procedure earlier this year

Surgeries: Charlotte has spoke candidly about her various surgeries in the past and in 2016 she unveiled her new nose after a rhinoplasty procedure (pictured before, in 2011, and after, in 2019)  

She told the publication: ‘It’s not like I can hide it. If I’d not been on TV, I’d never have got it done.

‘I do think [my nose] caused a lack of confidence, and you always compare yourself to other people who are on TV as well.’

Trolls: In October 2017, Charlotte confirmed she had undergone surgery to correct her 'uniboob' after she was body-shamed by vicious online trolls (pictured after her boob job in February 2018)

Trolls: In October 2017, Charlotte confirmed she had undergone surgery to correct her ‘uniboob’ after she was body-shamed by vicious online trolls (pictured after her boob job in February 2018) 

Lip filler: Charlotte’s lip size has dramatically changed since she first made her debut on Geordie Shore in 2011. 

During an interview on This Morning in 2018, she admitted she only gets them done once a year.

She said: ‘I get them done once a year, I had a big problem down the sides, but once a year that’s it and I don’t think they’re that bad.’ 

Boob job: In October 2017, Charlotte confirmed she had undergone surgery to correct her ‘uniboob’ after she was body-shamed by vicious online trolls.

Speaking to Heat magazine, the reality sensation – who suffers from a medical condition called congenital symmastia – admitted that she would also compare herself to other girls, leading her to undergo the corrective surgery. 

She confessed to the publication: ‘My uni-boob made me feel under-confident. It (congenital symmastia) really limited what I could wear without people saying, “What the f***’s wrong with her boobs?”‘ 

Broken nose: In November, Charlotte revealed she had broke her nose in a horror accident whilst holidaying in Cape Town.

The reality star shared pictures of her bruised and bloodied face on Instagram, sharing that she had cracked the bone. 

What does she say about her surgeries?

Charlotte has spoken to MailOnline about her surgeries in the past, she said: ‘I have no regrets over my surgery. I never went over the top. I’m very happy and feel a lot more confident since I had the correctional (boob job).’    

Confident: Charlotte has spoken to MailOnline about her surgeries in the past, she said: 'I have no regrets over my surgery. I never went over the top.' (pictured before in 2011)

Lip filler: She added: 'I'm very happy and feel a lot more confident since I had the correctional (boob job).' (pictured after in April 2017)

Confident: Charlotte has spoken to MailOnline about her surgeries in the past, she said: ‘I have no regrets over my surgery. I never went over the top. I’m very happy.’ (pictured before in 2011, left, and after, in April 2017)


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