Former Gogglebox star Paige Deville has hit back at Shaun Ryder following his claims that the TV star is a "snowflake" due to her controversial exit.

Paige, who left the show after claiming she didn't receive any support from Channel 4 bosses, said: "I couldn't believe it when I read his comments. I was absolutely gobsmacked.

"I am a huge Shaun Ryder fan and think him and Bez are hilarious. I have sent messages before on Twitter to them saying what a huge fan I am.

"But comments like the ones he has made implying I am woke or a snowflake are not helpful. You need the aftercare to deal with trolls like him.”

The star then accused the 59-year-old singer of not appreciating the struggles of fame as the star admits she receives messages telling her to "kill herself".

She added: "It's okay for him as he is a big celebrity and has years of experience dealing with fame. But I am just a normal person with no experience of fame until Gogglebox came along."

"I have people contacting me telling me on social media telling me to kill myself," the star added.

"I feel you need support when you get abuse from trolls. You need help and advice in dealing with it.”

"I feel Channel 4 needed to offer me the support when I first announced I was leaving the show to deal with the fallout. I felt they didn't offer me that support."

It comes after Shaun's fiery rant which saw the Happy Mondays star question why she needs support, saying: "What the f**k do you need support for on f****g Gogglebox for f**ks sake."

He then went on to call the star a “woke snowflake”.

"Is she a bit of a snowflake or whatever they are called or woke?

You f****g turn on the telly and watch f****g five minutes of something and have a laugh. It’s f****g not dramatic is it?" he blasted.

In response to Paige's accusations, a channel 4 spokesperson said: " support is available to all previous and current cast members as the welfare of the families – past and present – is of utmost importance.”

The 25-year-old, who has been on the Channel 4 programme since 2019, recently quit show citing "an irreversible" relationship breakdown with her mother and co-star Sally Hayward.

The star took to Twitter to slam show bosses, blasting: “I have made the decision to walk away from Gogglebox.

"It’s been an experience but one I cannot continue with due to long hours of filming, restrictiveness, control of our actions and opinions & zero aftercare support but hey who cares about ex cast, their NTA winners."

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