A Place in the Sun's Laura Hamilton breaks silence on traumatic panic attack after vile comments from trolls04/01/2021
A Place in the Sun's Laura Hamilton has addressed a traumatic panic attack she suffered after vile comments from trolls.
The 38-year-old is a presenter on the Channel 4 property location show which helps a hopeful couple find their exotic dream home.
The host told The Express about the terrifying night in which her husband called an ambulance because she couldn't breathe.
Trolls took to various websites and left vile comments about her village shop and café, Lord Roberts On The Green, which made her feel like she was "drowning."
She said: "I try not to look at stuff for one. I try not to look at things online because it's very easy isn't it, to get sucked in."
The property expert says the abusive comments about her business are more personal than those about her work as a presenter, as it feels more personal.
She added: "When it comes to my work, I sort of don't [look] because I appreciate that not everyone will like my presentation style on TV and that's fine.
"You can never expect everyone to like you but I think with the shop it was different, because the shop is in my community.
"It's a family thing and we were trying to do the best for our community; it wasn't about my TV career."
Being in the public eye, it's natural that Laura would come under scrutiny, but unfortunately there are those that take it too far.
Laura believes because of her role people feel obliged to make vile comments about her and her work.
"I don't know if people think they can say things and it's okay because you're on telly – you can take it, but actually, no."
"It sounds silly but I was actually quite disappointed in myself that I allowed that to even happen, but then it obviously did affect me."
She continued: "I like to think that ordinarily I'm quite a tough resilient person and I can take that negativity and that criticism, but actually you know it was personal to where I live and my home and my family."
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