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15th Mar 2021

ITV is blacklisting reality stars selling content on OnlyFans

Claudia McInerney

The decision by ITV is said to have been made across the board

ITV is now blacklisting reality TV stars who have sold explicit content on OnlyFans.

OnlyFans is an online subscription-based site, whereby users can pay for personalised, and often intimate, content.

ITV Bosses are reportedly concerned about the rise of reality TV stars creating an OnlyFans account.

Several celebrities, including Lauren Goodger, Kerry Katona and Megan Barton Hanson are amongst the list of reality TV stars who post content on OnlyFans.

TV personality star Lauren Goodger took to Instagram to reveal her intimate images, drawing attention to her OnlyFans link in her Instagram bio.

Kerry Katona shared her support for the OnlyFans site in a recent Instagram post.

She said: “At first they’ll ask you why you’re doing it. Later they’ll ask you how you did it. Be the best version of you and don’t let anyone take that away. OnlyFans it’s safe to say I’m here to stay.”

As a result of the pandemic, several stars have started to use the online service to sell intimate photos and videos of themselves in their underwear as their TV work disappeared.

However, a source told The Daily Star: “ITV are now against talent with pay-per-view fans sites such as OnlyFans when looking at stars being involved in new shows.”

The source said that the decision by ITV has been made across the board and is not limited to certain channels.

“It’s thought that such explicit work isn’t compatible with their audience.”

The source added: “It can be a deal-breaker for some producers.”

OnlyFans has also recently become an appealing way for male reality TV stars, including Kieran Hayler, Josh Ritchie, Rogan O’Connor and Stephen Bear, to make some money.

TV personality Josh Ritchie recently posted a topless picture of himself on Instagram, drawing his fans’ attention to his OnlyFans account.

He told his followers: “Get onto the link in my bio.”