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'My famous showbiz client made sick suicide note request if I took my own life'


Moving on from last week’s emotional rollercoaster of being left at the altar by an absolute b*****d, in these days of equality why don’t we even things up a bit and move on to some b*****s?

There have been a lot of headlines about toxic work environments in the celebrity world recently, where some people have been called out over “mean girl” rumours and diva antics.

It doesn’t surprise me, as there are a lot of friendly faces you see on your TV who really are stone cold b*****s.

Some celebs are so ruthless they’d actually want you dead if it meant they could milk some headlines for themselves out of it.



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That’s an extreme statement to make, isn’t it? How do I know some showbiz monsters would go that far?

Because I’ve been on the end of it. When I wrote my bestseller, Ruthless Women, let’s just say I didn’t get the title from just anywhere – I lived it.

In the last few columns, when I told you about having my heart broken, I didn’t really have the space to go into just how bad it was. I pretty much had an emotional breakdown, and I’m not ashamed to admit I was in a dark place for quite a long time as I recovered.



Melanie Blake with Coleen Nolan
Mel says Coleen Nolan is great at giving advice

It’s when you hit a rough patch that you really find out who in your life is real – and let me tell you, dear reader, there was one woman in particular who sits on TV right now, preaching kindness and how important “the sisterhood” is, who really showed her true colours when I was at my lowest. This is what she did to me?

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Coleen Nolan, who as the Mirror’s agony aunt, is about as best qualified a person as I know to help someone in distress, had just given me some advice that I would go on to realise in time was true.

“Love is the highest high and the lowest low, and no matter how bad you feel right now, you will get over this and get back out there. You can call me any time, night or day,” she said, adding, “I’ve been there, so I know this will pass.”

I’d just put the phone down when it rang again, but the famous face on the other end of the line this time had a very different suggestion for me.

“I’ve heard you are in a really bad place,” she started, her familiar warm tone sounding like she was about to give me a similarly loving Coleen-like pep talk.

“Sometimes, when people hit rock bottom, they consider ending their lives,” she continued, “so I want you to make me a promise.” I held the phone, waiting for what I assumed was going to be an agreement that I must call her if I was ever to get that low (by the way, I would never let a man take me to that level). But what she actually said next was this: “I want you to promise that if you decide to end it, which no one would judge you for, make sure you leave a really nice note addressed to me so that people find it, saying how supportive I was.”

Yes, you read that right. This showbiz hag actually wanted me to kill myself so she could cry about it on-screen to boost her profile!

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She knows who she is but it’s not the time to name her – well, not yet. Karma has a long memory, as do I.

So take a closer look at that friendly girl-next-door type smiling at you next time you sit down for a cuppa and a telly catch-up, and see if you can spot the evil behind the smiling face.

And if you ever bump into me in the flesh, feel free to ask me who it was. After a cocktail or two, I might even tell you?

Follow Melanie online @MelanieBlakeUK on Twitter and @ melanieblakeuk on Instagram.

Tell us if you agree – is there such thing as a bad omen? Email notebook@reachplc.com

For emotional support you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org, visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.





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