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Baby Reindeer creator reveals staggering number of emails his stalker sent

Baby Reindeer creator reveals staggering number of emails his stalker sent

Richard Gadd revealed the shocking amount of correspondence he received

If you're yet to watch Baby Reindeer on Netflix, we insist you do so immediately.

The show - which is currently in the top spot on the streaming platform - is based on the true story of comedian Richard Gadd, who found himself in a terrifying situation when he was relentlessly harassed by a stalker.

The Netflix drama focuses on the writer and performer's warped relationship with a middle-aged woman named Martha (played by Jessica Gunning), who becomes his stalker after they meet at the pub in which he works.

Richard Gadd's stalker sent him countless emails.

After Martha gets ahold of his contact information, she begins bombarding him with increasingly-terrifying messages, all through the day and night, all of which end in the words 'sent from my iPhone'.

In the real-life version, Gadd was harassed by a woman he barely knew. In an act of kindness, Gadd had once given her a free cup of tea.

But when the woman began visiting the pub where he worked, she became convinced there was a connection between them.

Ahead of the doc, Gadd spoke to Netflix about the reality of what happened to him - and it's truly harrowing.

"Stalking on television tends to be very sexed-up," he said.

"It has a mystique, it’s somebody in a dark alley way. It’s somebody who’s really sexy, who’s very normal, but then they go strange bit by bit.

"But stalking is a mental illness. I really wanted to show the layers of stalking with a human quality I hadn’t seen on television before."

He also revealed just how many times his stalker tried to communicate with him.

"41,071 emails, 350 hours of voicemail, 744 tweets, 46 Facebook messages, four fake Facebook accounts, 106 pages of letters and one cup of tea," he continued.

Gadd has revealed the true number of emails he received from his stalker.

Viewers have been praising the show ever since it dropped on Netflix, with some people putting it up there with the likes of Breaking Bad.

One person wrote on X: "Breaking Bad has been my favourite TV show since the final episode in 2013, today it has been dethroned by #BabyReindeer. Sat at my couch utterly blown away by this show!!!"

While another added: "#BabyReindeer is the best thing I’ve watched on tv for years. Absolutely insane, so much happens, and the fact it is a true story played by the REAL man?!

"I don’t know how he was able to put himself in the place he was to make this. Unbelievable."

You can catch Baby Reindeer on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film, Baby Reindeer