Before she was on The Bachelorette, Angie Kent graced our screens on Gogglebox alongside her friend and housemate, Yvie Jones.
But Angie and Yvie had a third housemate Tom, who we never saw because, apparently, the casting agents didn’t want him on the show.
Tom is 38-years-old and has Down syndrome and diabetes, and according to Angie, he’s also one of her best friends.
Angie and Tom appeared on The Project on Wednesday night to talk about the need for more support for people with disabilities.
They also aimed to “raise community awareness around the amazing work carers, support workers, friends, family and housemates do.”
Watch Angie and Tom’s interview on The Project. Post continues after video.
Angie – along with Yvie – lived with Tom and acted as his carer for three and a half years in inner Western Sydney. The three of them quickly became like
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This is one of my bestest friends Sir Thomas Hancock. I lived with Tom for 3.5 years and after that I became a qualified support worker last year when I no longer lived with him and @yvie_jones … Tonight Tommy, myself, one of his amazing house mates Scott and Toms queen of a mother Rachael will be chatting about Toms living situation on @theprojecttv to raise community awareness around the amazing work carers, support workers, friends, family and house mates do, and the diversity of these roles. Tune in tonight from 6:30pm to find out about the magic behind this living arrangement and how we can help support those in need. We all need a little help at the end of the day right? #nationalcarersweek #carers2019 #whywecare #tomsplan #bacheloretteau #theproject
When Tom turned 21, his parents bought him a house so he could live his life more independently. F