It has been revealed by Strictly Come Dancing star and ex member of pop group Blue, Simon Webbe, that he has been suffering with depression, and he claims that the show itself gave him a new lease of life. The star had turned to alcohol in order to numb his darkest days and even became temporarily reclusive. It is a healthier side of the media to see confessions of mental illness in order to normalise it in our culture. He also told of his suicidal thoughts, and his desire not to exist, bearing in mind suicidal thoughts within themselves are a normal thought process for us humans. It’s great to see that the glitz and glamour of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing has put the sparkle back in to one individual’s life. Remember to vote and keep him in!