Geordie Shore stars ‘banned’ from talking about diabetes battles
Geordie Shore star Ryan Taylor claims he was prevented from discussing having diabetes while on the show.
Ryan, who featured in the 22nd series of the reality show, took to TikTok to reveal the producers' strange demand.
Ryan dated former X Factor contestant Amelia Lily – who also suffers from type 1 diabetes – on the reality show, and says the pair were asked to talk about something else while having a conversation about their shared diagnosis.
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The reality star said: “Geordie Shore would literally not let me say I was diabetic on air.
“On the show I was actually dating Amelia Lilly who is also a type 1 diabetic. We had no idea each other were type 1 diabetics until we got there.
“Whilst on a date we were speaking about diabetes as it's quite random to meet someone else who has the exact same condition as you and we were told several times by producers, can we not speak about it because none of that can go on the air.”
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce enough insulin, leading to glucose levels in the patient's blood to becoming too high.
It is kept under control by taking insulin on a daily basis and unlike type 2 diabetes, it is not linked to age or being overweight.
Amelia has previously spoken about being diagnosed with diabetes when she was just three years old.
Ryan added that he was surprised by the decision to prevent the pair discussing their experience of living with diabetes given the pressure on TV shows to provide a diverse cast.
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He explained: “I'm not sure if it's the same on all reality TV shows, but considering that they all want as much diversity as possible and literally have a tick list of certain conditions or certain people that they have to have on each show, I find it so random that they would not even let us mention that we both had it."
Social media users were baffled by Ryan's experience, with one writing: “Wait, why can’t it go on air?”
A second commented: “I've actually always wondered why I've never seen any type 1s on reality t.v. I'm also a type 1!”
While a third quipped: “I was taken away from my date on first dates mid way through to tell me I had to ask more about his dad and I had to talk about my ex more.”
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