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Love Island winner Jack Fincham reveals he attempted suicide

‘I hit rock bottom and took an overdose’: Jack Fincham reveals he attempted suicide after ‘the money ran out and phone stopped ringing’ in the wake of his Love Island success

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  • Jack shot to fame on Love Island’s fourth season in 2018, when he won the show alongside Dani Dyer leading to a blaze of glory on the outside world 
  • The reality star, 30, said he ‘spiralled out of control’ before attempting to take his own life last Christmas amid a host of financial and personal woes
  • Jack said that money and work had run out in the past year leaving him at his worst, when he began ‘doing bad things’ before the eventual overdose 
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Jack Fincham has revealed he took an overdose at Christmas time and didn’t want to be here after he hit rock bottom.

The Love Island star, 30, said he ‘spiralled out of control’ but is now pulling himself back together. He claimed his worst moment came when he realised he was no longer earning the money he used to in a tell-all podcast The Steven Sulley Study.

Jack, who has been having a public spat on social media this week with his ex Casey Ranger, the mother of his baby, said that money and work had run out in the past year leaving him at his worst, when he began ‘doing bad things’. 

The star, who blamed not having a routine or structure as the catalyst for his lows, said: ‘Christmas time I took an overdose mate. I was ready to go. I didn’t want to be here. It’s upsetting to think.’

Pain: Jack Fincham has revealed he took an overdose at Christmas time and didn’t want to be here after he hit rock bottom 

Jack shot to fame on Love Island’s fourth season in 2018, when he won the show alongside Dani Dyer leading to a blaze of glory on the outside world however he admitted things took a tragic turn when ‘the phone stopped ringing’. 

The former stationary salesman also hit out at TV bosses saying: ‘I think there should be more guidance from them. They should say ‘listen you are going to earn this amount of money – invest it, do something with it.’

He explained: ‘I’ve got really bad ADHD. I can’t concentrate on anything. I was earning good money doing sales. I was happy. I had a structure…

‘I knew if I went out on Wednesday and didn’t turn up Thursday you’d get a b****king or whatever but the structure was still there. You’d be back on it.’

Pained: The Love Island star who said he 'spiralled out of control' but is now pulling himself back together also claimed his worst moment came when he realised he was no longer earning the money he used to in a tell all podcast The Steven Sulley Study (pictured last year)

Pained: The Love Island star who said he ‘spiralled out of control’ but is now pulling himself back together also claimed his worst moment came when he realised he was no longer earning the money he used to in a tell all podcast The Steven Sulley Study (pictured last year)

Talking about his fame following his win in the show he added: ‘When I was huge there was no backlash. If I wanted to go out and do something and didn’t want to turn up the next day I wouldn’t and that was the wrong attitude…

‘There was no structure. I had all this time and all this money on my hands. I wouldn’t say I f***ed it but without that structure I fell to bits.’

He continued: ‘I was depressed. This is only over the last year when the money was running out and work was drying out because of the bad headlines. I’m not a bad person but sometimes good people do bad things…

Way back when: Jack shot to fame on Love Island's fourth season in 2018, when he won the show alongside Dani Dyer leading to a blaze of glory on the outside world however he admitted things took a tragic turn when 'the phone stopped ringing'

Way back when: Jack shot to fame on Love Island’s fourth season in 2018, when he won the show alongside Dani Dyer leading to a blaze of glory on the outside world however he admitted things took a tragic turn when ‘the phone stopped ringing’

‘I lost a lot of work through doing silly things. All of a sudden the phone stopped ringing. Over the last six months I went into panic mode.’

Jack said he had hit rock bottom after a downward spiral over the last year and a half.

He said: ‘For me, and I have hit rock bottom. Rock bottom for me was not earning the money I was earning and just feeling like, at points, I didn’t want to be here. I’ve never said this before.

‘Christmas time I took an overdose mate. I was ready to go. I didn’t want to be here. It’s upsetting to think…

Hurt: Jack, who has been having a public spat on social media this week with his ex Casey Ranger, the mother of his baby, said that money and work had run out in the past year leaving him at his worst, when he began 'doing bad things'

Hurt: Jack, who has been having a public spat on social media this week with his ex Casey Ranger, the mother of his baby, said that money and work had run out in the past year leaving him at his worst, when he began ‘doing bad things’

‘Then March my Nan passed away. That really affected me and that year and a half has just been a downward spiral watching the money go down and work go down and down and down. I thought ‘what was my purpose’.

Reading people’s comments on Instagram now I was starting to care what they think.

‘I felt like I had to hit that point because there is no other way than upwards.’

He said he’s now determined to become a professional boxer in Sky and added: ‘I’ve got to build up trust in myself and prove to these brands they want to work with me.

‘I’ve gone back to my roots and set up stationary company to do office furniture and print so that way I know I’ve got to get up Monday to Friday and I’ve got a structure in place.’

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