MTV pulls Mike Thalassitis’ final TV appearance on Ex On The Beach

Mike Thalassitis' final TV appearance has been pulled in the wake of his tragic passing.

The reality star, who tragically passed away last weekend, was set to appear in MTV's Ex On The Beach later this year.

However, now the channel has decided to scrap the series as a sign of respect to Mike's loved ones.

The channel told MailOnline in a statement on Wednesday: "We were very sad to hear the tragic news about Mike Thalassitis and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

"Last year, Mike took part in filming for the next series of Ex on the Beach, which was due to air on MTV later in the year.

"In light of the news of Mike’s death, we have decided not to broadcast the planned tenth season of the show."

Mike joined the dating show last September following his fiery split from Megan McKenna.

He reportedly signed up in the hopes of getting his love life "back on track".

The show only finished filming recently – not long before the TV star was tragically found hanged in a park in North London where he used to play as a child.

An insider added to The Sun that bosses "agreed it would be insensitive to Mike's friends and family" to air the series.

"It’s not a decision they have taken lightly as series like this do not come cheap," the source added.

The decision also comes as the reality TV industry is currently being criticised by former contestants for the level of aftercare it offers.

Mike's former Love Island co-star Jonny Mitchell even started a petition requesting ITV studios develops a "new duty of care for show contestants going on Love Island – and for other reality shows to follow too."

Meanwhile Gogglebox star Chris Ashby-Steed branded the issue an "industry-wide failing" and former Love Island contestant Zara Holland slammed the programme for failing to change anything since her friend Sophie Gradon died a year prior.

In response to the backlash, Love Island promised to improve the services they offer stars after leaving the show, releasing a lengthy statement on the changes they would be making.

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