World Mental Health Day: Love Island's Chris Hughes talks about suffering in silence

Chris Hughes starred on Live Island

Chris Hughes discussed his struggles with Johnny Seifert

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

After it has been revealed today that 84% of men are bottling up their emotions, Love Island star Chris Hughes told talkRADIO about the anxiety he used to face.

Hughes has become an ambassador for Calm, the Campaign Against Living Miserably, to help promote that we need to speak out more about mental health and related issues.

To coincide with World Mental Health Day, Hughes opened up about his former life, and the anxiety that blighted it.

"I was in a 9-5 job and I did not want to leave work," Hughes told our entertainment reporter Johnny Seifert.

"Because I was occupied at work and I was doing something and I was busy and my mind was off it, but when it got to 4 o'clock, I started clock watching and I got into this cycle of everytime I got home from work, my anxiety would kick back in and I was in this dark place.

"I did not want to leave work, which is obviously the opposite to what everyone would do. I realised after two months of struggling I really needed to do something and I needed help."

For more information check out #DontBottleItUp on Twitter and online at Also, if you buy a pair of boxer shorts between today and the 31st October 2017, Topman will donate £2 to CALM.  

Listen above to hear the full interview