A single mother has claimed she was left devastated after being kicked off Channel 4’s Coach Trip due to ‘mental health problems’.
Chloe D’rowley, 26, the reigning ‘Miss Hull’ for 2016/17, was offered a place on the popular reality TV show after a successful interview in London.
But after filming began in the south of France earlier this week, she said she was told to leave after informing producers that she has Borderline Personality Disorder.
Chloe D’rowley, 26, the reigning ‘Miss Hull’ for 2016/17, was offered a place on the popular reality TV show after a successful interview in London
She said: ‘I was devastated, I had my heart set on doing it after going to the auditions but I didn’t even get a chance to show my personality.
‘I’m a single mum who works hard to provide for her daughter and it would have been nice to have a little break for a week or so.
‘I was just gutted and I feel discriminated against because I am a little bit different.’
Miss D’rowley, who has worked as a model in LA and Dubai, started sufferingfrom anxiety and depression when she was a teenager and spent time in a hostel during a turbulent childhood.
She told Coach Trip she suffered from mental health problems during an interview in July and said she wanted to raise awareness of the issues.
She didn’t reveal she suffered from the disorder as she feared they wouldn’t let her on the show, but after getting a yellow card on the first day in Biarritz, she told the producers.
But the morning after, she was told she could not continue because they were acting in her ‘best interests.’
‘I just can’t believe I got kicked off,’ she said. ‘I’m a nice person and I just wanted them to know that I am a little bit sensitive.
‘Because I didn’t tell them initially their excuse was ‘protocol’ and I said to them I don’t have protocol in my day to day life and this would make me more depressed they would not listen to me.
‘I wanted to tell them the truth so that they would understand if I got emotional or upset.’
A tearful Miss D’rowley, who is from Hull, posted a Facebook video moments after she was told she could no longer continue.
She told Coach Trip she suffered from mental health problems during an interview in July and said she wanted to raise awareness of the issues. Pictured is Brendan Sheerin from the show
In it, she claimed she had been confined to her room and stopped from saying goodbye to other contestants.
After coming home, Miss D’rowley wants to make a short film about Borderline Personality Disorder.
She said: ‘I just don’t think they should have sent me home because they were not putting my best interests at heart, even though they said they were.
‘To get onto something like Coach Trip felt fantastic and I was so excited. It was a free break away and my mum was so happy for me.
‘Even if I didn’t make it far, I was trying, and I was over the moon but for them to take it away for me after one day was just horrible.’
A spokesperson for Coach Trip said ‘expert professional advice’ was taken to make the decision.
‘We are sorry that Chloe is disappointed. Our number one priority is our duty of care to our contributors and we do everything in our power to accommodate every person’s needs.
‘Where appropriate, and as we did in this situation, we take expert professional advice to ensure we are acting in the best interests of the individual.
‘We liaised with Chloe’s family so that she was supported on her return home and have offered her further professional support.’