George Shelley announces documentary on grief following his sister’s tragic death

"This is the toughest thing I've ever had to do."

George Shelley

by Ruby Norris |
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Former X Factor star and Union J singer George Shelley has opened up about the emotional documentary he's making following his sister's tragic death last year.

George updated fans on his latest project in a video posted to his Twitter account, revealing he's been working on a documentary about the 'grieving process' after his sister died in a traffic accident in April 2017.

George Shelley

He shared the video along with a message reading: "This is the toughest thing I've ever had to do on every level, but if it helps just one person as much as it's helped me over the last few months, I can find pride and comfort in sharing my experiences. Thanks @bbcthree for guiding me through this journey x"

In the clip George spoke about the film he's making with BBC Three about 'the grieving process and the different coping mechanisms' after losing a loved one.

He told fans: "I thought I would make a little video just to explain what I'm up to at the moment.

"It's been 12 months now since I lost my little sister Harriet to a road traffic accident during a night out, and it has been the hardest 12 months of my life, without a shadow of doubt.

"I've really struggled with the grieving process and how it's affected my mental health."

He added that he hopes the documentary will help others get through the process.

George added: "I know a lot of young people find it difficult to talk about mental health and grief in particular, so I'm hoping that by me talking about this and making this documentary it's going to help me get through this process but also help a lot of other people in a similar position.

"It will be out this summer and I hope it helps, because it's hard."

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Jan Leeming, Series 6

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Malandra Burrows, Series 6

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Phina Oruche, Series 6

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Faith Brown, Series 6

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Scott Henshall, Series 6

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Christopher Biggins, Series 7

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Janice Dickinson, Series 7

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Jason J Brown, Series 7

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Cerys Matthews, Series 7

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Gemma Atkinson, Series 7

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Anna Ryder Richardson, Series 7

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Rodney Marsh, Series 7

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John Burton Race, Series 7

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Lynne Franks, Series 7

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Katie Hopkins, Series 7

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Mark Bannerman, Series 7

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George's younger sister Harriet died after being hit by a car following a night out at a Stormzy concert in Bristol. The former Union J singer has previously spoken out about his depression following the tragic accident.

George Shelley

"I've had a pretty rubbish year and I've experienced things I thought I'd never have to experience," he explained, appearing on Lorraine earlier this year.

He added: "I'm seeing colour again. For so long I was in my bedroom, the lights were off, there were take-away bags everywhere; I wasn't talking to my friends."

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