Jeremy Vine reveals he suffered a stress-related burnout ten years ago as a result of ‘a five-job stalker’ and ‘raising two young children’ – and admits he was ‘not in a good place’
- TV host Jeremy Vine, 55, started talking about burnout in 2010
- Working with ‘five jobs’, parenting and being a victim of stalkers added to the stress
- Plus, he had a “huge” mortgage to pay off and worked his way to exhaustion
TV host Jeremy Vine has opened up about a stress-related burnout he experienced ten years ago.
Vine, 55, who lives in West London with his family, shared how parenting, being overworked and falling victim to a stalker led him to burnout in 2010. the Sunday Times reported.
The BBC2 and TV presenter revealed how the events took place on the heels of the 2008 financial crash, leaving him ‘five jobs’ to pay back a resulting mortgage.
He also pointed out that a stalker is putting a huge strain on his life – before adding that he is currently being stalked by someone else on social media and that legal action has been taken so that so little else can be stated.
West London-based broadcaster Jeremy Vine, 55, has opened up about a stress-related burnout he experienced a decade ago (pictured July 2017 in London)
‘I had a stalker, two young children, I was in hunter-gatherer mode, the 2008 crash happened. I did five jobs, not really in touch with my emotions and not in a good place, ” he said, adding that he was ‘without a doubt’ having a burnout.
Vine, who shares two daughters, Martha, 16, and Anna, 13, with wife Rachael Schofield, went on to explain that he felt tremendous pressure to keep working, even at the height of his stress. society.
‘[My friend] has patients who are severely broken and they need to get well soon because they get fired if they don’t go back to work in three weeks, ”he said.
The broadcaster admitted to doing the same, reporting a case where he refused to take time off after being advised to do so by a psychologist, replying instead, “It’s your job to keep me working.”
Vine shares two daughters, Martha, 16 and Anna 13, with wife Rachael Schofield (pictured with him in 2018). He told me about the impact he had on his stress level in 2010
It comes after fellow BBC presenter, Huw Edwards, spoke out yesterday about his turn to emotional eating to cope with the death of his father in 2010.
Speaking of his stalker, Vine said he knew he was in trouble from the moment they met when signing with the BBC.
“She was absolutely ruthless,” he explained. She followed me physically on the train, followed me home, and did all kinds of things that caused trouble at home.
A few things were very disturbing. The police intervened and eventually she packed up and left. ‘
Vine said he felt compelled to hide his mental health concerns because he felt he was not in a safe position in his job – despite being a successful presenter. Pictured, in March 2020
The stalker then went on to pursue the then Conservative Member of Parliament and Cabinet Member, Eric Pickles.
The presenter added that he knew many colleagues, especially women, who had been stalked, but never spoke about it.
Vine was now being stalked online by someone else and then explained that he understood that people could use social media to air or complain about broadcasters.
However, he added platforms such as Twitter to monitor and eradicate forms of malicious trolling, saying that some of the things present online were very malicious.