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The Traitors: Aaron Evans overwhelmed by messages from male viewers

The Traitors winner Aaron Evans overwhelmed by positive messages from male viewers after speaking out about his ADHD and laying bare his emotional side on the show

The Traitors’ star Aaron Evans has been overwhelmed by the positive response he’s had from male viewers of the show after showing his vulnerable side on television.

Contestant of the BBC show Aaron, 24 – who won the £101,050 prize with Meryl Williams and Hannah Byczkowski during Thursday’s episode – revealed he had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during his time on the series.

The property agent was unafraid to share his emotions during the series’ heated roundtables, with his actions prompting viewers to send him heartwarming messages of thanks on social media.

Moving: The Traitors’ star Aaron Evans, 24, has been overwhelmed by the positive response he’s had from male viewers of the show after showing his vulnerable side on television

When asked if he’d been contacted by fans after the show, he told MailOnline and other media on Friday: ‘Yeah, mainly from men.

‘It feels so weird because looking back I was just trying to be myself and I would say I’m quite an emotional person and they message me and say, “This has helped me so much” and “thank you so much for opening up on national TV”. 

‘At a point I was like, I wish I wasn’t so emotional, but as soon as I got a message saying, “I’m so glad you did that, it’s helped me out so much”, I was more than relieved.’

Role model: The property agent was unafraid to share his emotions during the series', with his actions prompting viewers to send him heartwarming messages of thanks

Role model: The property agent was unafraid to share his emotions during the series’, with his actions prompting viewers to send him heartwarming messages of thanks

Aaron insisted he didn’t intend to be a role model for viewers, adding that he didn’t set out to showcase his ADHD or raise awareness. 

He explained: ‘I’m not going to lie, I went in there with a game plan and by the second day it had gone out the window anyway. 

‘The only game I was playing was when I was on the challenges, I just wanted to smash the challenge every time. 

‘I think I was just being myself the whole way through.’

Traitors: BBC's The Traitors came to an end on Thursday as Hannah Byczkowski, Aaron Evans and Meryl Williams won the whopping prize fund of £101,050, split evenly between them

Traitors: BBC’s The Traitors came to an end on Thursday as Hannah Byczkowski, Aaron Evans and Meryl Williams won the whopping prize fund of £101,050, split evenly between them

Meanwhile, Aaron is hoping for a return to reality television, admitting he’d be open to trying out any show that comes along.

However, he is adamant he wouldn’t appear on Love Island as he doesn’t think he’s built for the popular ITV2 series.

He said: ‘If anything comes along I’d be more than happy to, it’s so much fun so I’d definitely do something again, but I don’t know about Love Island. 

‘I don’t think I’m cut out for Love Island. Any reality TV show I’d be more than up for.’  

BBC’s The Traitors came to an end on Thursday as Aaron, Hannah and Meryl won the whopping prize fund of £101,050, split evenly between them.

It was a close call for the three winners after Wilfred Webster almost made it before being caught out as he and fellow traitor Kieran Tompsett turned on one another.

WHAT IS ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural condition defined by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

It affects around five per cent of children in the US. Some 3.6 per cent of boys and 0.85 per cent of girls suffer in the UK. 

Symptoms typically appear at an early age and become more noticeable as a child grows. These can also include:

  • Constant fidgeting 
  • Poor concentration
  • Excessive movement or talking
  • Acting without thinking
  • Little or no sense of danger 
  • Careless mistakes
  • Forgetfulness 
  • Difficulty organising tasks
  • Inability to listen or carry out instructions 

Most cases are diagnosed between six and 12 years old. Adults can also suffer, but there is less research into this.

ADHD’s exact cause is unclear but is thought to involve genetic mutations that affect a person’s brain function and structure.

Premature babies and those with epilepsy or brain damage are more at risk. 

ADHD is also linked to anxiety, depression, insomnia, Tourette’s and epilepsy.  

There is no cure. 

A combination of medication and therapy is usually recommended to relieve symptoms and make day-to-day life easier. 

Source: NHS Choices 

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