JESY Nelson shot to fame as one fourth of the pop band Little Mix and has since been targeted about cruel online trolls.
Now, she speaks out on her torment in a new BBC documentary, entitled Odd One Out. Here is everything you need to know.
What is Jesy Nelson’s BBC documentary Odd One Out about?
For the first time Jesy Nelson opens up about being bullied online for being “the fat one” in pop band Little Mix in Odd One Out.
In the heart-breaking documentary she discusses the effects cyberbullies have had on her life, even driving her to attempt suicide.
Also, the songstress recounts the impact online trolls have had on her mental health, as she goes on a journey of rehabilitation.
Behind-the-scenes access into her personal and professional life provides viewers with a greater understanding of the star’s battle with bullies.
To help her heal, she meets with other victims of cyber abuse, who share their stories of online trolling.
Jesy’s fellow band mates Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall discuss how her torment affected the dynamics within the group.
All the while, the singer’s boyfriend Love Island star Chris Hughes is on hand to support and comfort the pop star.
Her family members are also by her side as she confronts deep personal issues that she has hidden for years.
When The X Factor winner returned to the ITV show in 2013 she said the heightened criticism about her appearance led to a deep depression and her mental health “spiralled out of control”.
Speaking to BBC Three, she recounted: “I’d lost quite a bit of weight, and we were going back on X Factor to perform our new single.
“All I cared about was people seeing me and saying ‘Oh, she looks good’. I starved myself for a week.”
Nelson added: “I thought, ‘I could be the skinniest girl in the world, and this is never going to go away’. That was the point I got severely depressed.”
The superstar later attempted to take her own life, with Jesy continuing: “I was sat in bed crying, thinking, ‘This is never going to go, I’m going to feel sad for the rest of my life, so what is the point in being here?’
“The only way I can describe the pain is like constantly being heartbroken. I remember going to the kitchen and I just took as many tablets as I could.
“Then my ex, who was with me at the time, he woke up and was like, ‘Why are you crying?’ I kept saying, ‘I just want to die’.”
Is Jesy Nelson still on Twitter?
The X Factor winner she quit Twitter, deleting the app from her phone after receiving a barrage of abuse.
A source told The Sun’s Dan Wootton: “She got rid of Twitter and immediately felt better. She will never go back on it.
“It’s a big decision to open up about something so personal but she’s determined to help others.”
No official account of Jesy can be found on the micro-blogging website, however, there are dozens of fan pages.
Who is Jesy Nelson’s boyfriend Chris Hughes?
Chris Hughes appeared in the 2017 version of Love Island and finished third with Olivia Attwood.
After the show, Chris starred in a spin-off show called Straight Out of Love Island, with his best friend Kem Cetinay.
The pair also topped the iTunes chart with their single a Little Bit Leave It.
Chris and Olivia also landed their own fly-on-the-wall reality show, called Crackin’ On, to document their roller coaster relationship.
The reality star announced in January 2018 he would be releasing his autobiography – You Bantering Me?
He took part in the Sport Relief Boat Race as part of the ITV rowing team in 2018.
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Chris and Jesy were first linked in mid-January 2019 when they were spotted enjoying a date at Harry Potter themed bar The Cauldron.
Then, pictures of them kissing at a kebab shop in Elephant and Castle in London emerged in the press.
At the National Television Awards in January 22, Chris remained coy about his romance with the Little Mix star.
“It’s a tough one, I’m just enjoying what I’m doing,” he said.
“There’s no updates, nothing you haven’t seen. I’m just happy with myself at the minute.”
They were thought to have called time on their romance in early February, however, they later made their relationship Instagram official in March.
When is Jesy Nelson’s BBC1 documentary Odd One Out on TV?
Jesy’s documentary Odd One Out can be streamed on BBC Three iPlayer from 10am on September 12, 2019.
Alternatively, viewers can catch it on BBC One at 9pm on the same day.