Following the tragic death of Mike Thalassitis, Celebs Go Dating aired a tribute to the star who featured on the E4 series in 2017.
Mike featured alongside the likes of Sam Thompson, Seb Morris and Tallia Storm, where he struck close friendships with all of the celebs as well as the dating experts.
Here’s how you can watch the tribute online and the full series that Mike featured on.
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Mike Thalassitis: Celebs Go Dating episode
Episode 17 of Celebs Go Dating 2019 ended with a tribute to Mike in the credits.
While scrolling through the production team, a message read “in memory of Mike Thalassitis” as they dedicated the episode to the 26-year-old.
Current Celebs Go Dating star Sam Thompson lead celebrity tributes on social media with an emotional Instagram post.
Having formed a close and unlikely bond with Mike on the show, Sam said that his co-star was nothing like the persona often portrayed via reality TV.
You can read the full post below.
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I wasn’t going to do a post. i don’t think for me anyway that social media is a place to grieve. It makes me sad that to the normal person in todays world, if you don’t do a post then you didn’t care. It makes me scared of where we as a society are heading, but i want everyone to know the kind of guy i saw in Mike. A person just died. A friend just died. Someone that i know in my heart of hearts i could have done more for. I met Mike on celebs go dating. I was told he was joining the show with me and my heart sank. I had heard all of the things said about this so called lothario. This cock sure arrogant guy, who was fresh out of love island and ready to steam roll this dating show that i was so terrified to join. I remember the first time i laid eyes upon him. i remember the words that came to my head…fuck me he’s a greek god. I had genuinely never seen a more perfect specimen of man. He looked like everything i WISHED i looked like. Needless to say an already pretty insecure Sam retreated straight into his shell. That was it. Game over. This Alpha Male had come over, and knocked me for 6. What happened next surprised me. He came over to me, handed me a drink, apologised for not saying hello earlier, told me he was terrified and said he couldn’t wait to hang out more. I stood there rather ashamed at how badly i had just judged a book by its cover. Over the next few months, the shame only grew. This guy was one of the most polite gentlemen i had ever met. He had tom bowled over in a day (tom is a very good judge of character in my opinion), and had us in stitches of laughter when he would recount his love island stories. Not once was he crass about anything that happened, or bitter about how it all ended. What i did see that i believe he was trying to hide when he was telling stories of how ‘muggy mike’ was born, was sadness. From what i heard, he went into this show he knew practically nothing about, late, and into a pack of Alpha males who wanted nothing more than to win, and gain all the bonuses that that entailed. It wasn’t easy for Mike in that villa. From what i heard he got ostracised as soon as he went in, and apart from a select few people, was treated
How to watch Mike on Celebs Go Dating
Fortunately, all six seasons of Celebs Go Dating are on the official Channel 4 media player, ALL4.
Simply head over to the ALL4 player and watch series 3 to see Mike and his characteristically charming and charismatic antics.
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How to watch Mike on Love Island
Mike’s rise to stardom started in the 2017 season of Love Island.
Series 3 of Love Island – renown by fans to be the best series to date and featuring the likes of Chris and Kem and Montana Brown – can be found on the ITV Player, ITVHub.
Mike enters the series in episode 10 and stays on the show until episode 15, before re-entering in episode 34.