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Caroline Flack Stands Down As Host Of Love Island

Rebecca Shekleton
Rebecca Shekleton

10:51 17 Dec 2019


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Caroline Flack has stepped down as host of Winter Love Island following her assault charge.

The 40-year-old presenter took to Instagram Stories to announce the news and says she is 'absolutely devastated' by the decision.

Caroline's Statement

"Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it's the best show on telly. In order not to detract from the attention of the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is stand down for Series 6.

"I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town.

"And on a really personal level. I have never experienced such kindness and love in my whole life. Not just from friends and family who are always the greatest... but also from total strangers who send me messages to me offering help and understanding... please know that I see them.

"And my boyfriend Lewis... I love you x."

ITV Statement

In a statement, ITV said: "ITV has a long standing relationship with Caroline and we understand and accept her decision. We will remain in contact with her over the coming months about future series of Love Island."

It comes after Flack was arrested and charged with assault by beating after a "private domestic incident" that allegedly involved her boyfriend Lewis Bruton.

Yesterday, Bruton took to Instagram to defend the former X Factor host and Strictly Come Dancing winner.

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Caroline is due to appear in court in relation to the incident on Monday, December 23rd.

The upcoming Winter series of Love Island is set to begin on January 12th.

A replacement presenter is yet to be announced.

 

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