The Samaritans have called in extra staff ahead of tonight’s second episode of The Voice.
Their lines were jammed last week as callers sought support after witnessing the first episode of the popular singing competition.
Manager Brenda RedEar told WalesOnCraic:
“We were so inundated last week, we initially thought that Splash was back on telly. But after a few calls, it was clear that The Voice had made a return. We had one woman who was about to throw her TV set from the top of a 131 storey building and we had one chap who was so distressed that was going to cancel his TV licence. My staff themselves had to receive counselling after hearing descriptions of the new show so we’re calling in the big guns tonight in case anyone happens to watch tonight’s episode by mistake.”
One caller, who didn’t want to be identified said:
“It was awful. Thankfully, the Samaritans were there to talk me through it. I don’t know what I would have done without them.”