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Pete Wicks offers support to ex Megan McKenna after Mike Thalassitis’ death: ‘I’m a good friend’

Pete has expressed his condolences over Mike’s death (Pictures: Rex)

Pete Wicks has extended the olive branch to his ex-girlfriend Megan McKenna following Mike Thalassitis’ death last week.

Last week, Megan broke her silence for the first time since Mike, 26, was found hanged in a North London park on 16 March in what police confirmed to be a suicide, expressing her ‘shock’ at her ex-boyfriend’s sudden death.

Pete, who dated Megan in 2017, has expressed his condolences over Mike’s passing and says he will be there to support Megan if she needs.

The reality TV star told the Mirror: ‘It’s a really tragic thing and I feel for Mike’s family and friends. It’s been a big shock to everyone but especially Megan given their history.

‘Everyone always saw me and Megan as being a nightmare and toxic, which in a relationship we were. But she’s a lovely person. I might not be the best boyfriend but I’m a good friend.

‘Whatever she needs, I’m there.’

Megan and Pete split in 2017 (Picture: Getty Images)
Megan says she’s in ‘complete shock’ over Mike’s death (Picture: Getty Images)

In a recent episode of Celebs Go Dating, Pete and Megan buried the hatchet after a tumultuous relationship and break-up two years ago.

Before hugging it out, Pete said he felt ‘comfortable’ talking to his ex despite their history, while Megan admitted she was ‘glad’ they joined the dating agency at the same time.

In her statement after Mike’s death, Megan said: ‘Sorry I haven’t been on social media but I’m in complete shock and trying to come to terms with this.

‘I can’t believe I’m even writing this post.’

The Ex On The Beach star added: ‘My thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family. Rest in peace Mike x.’

Mike is the second person from Love Island to take their own life following Sophie Gradon’s death in June 2018.

It’s since emerged that 38 celebrities from around the world have died by suicide following links to reality TV shows.

Pete went on to say that all the shows he’s appeared on recent years, which include Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, have offered him aftercare, amid criticism of the support or lack thereof offered to Love Island’s reality stars.

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