Love Island presenter Caroline Flack quits after assault charges

Caroline Flack has quit ITV’s Love Island following her arrest for assault.

She posted on Instagram she would not present the sixth series so as “not to attract attention” from its launch.

Ms Flack, 40, added:

“There have been a significant number of media reports and allegations in regards to my personal life.

“While matters were not as have been reported, I am committed to co-operating with the appropriate authorities and I can’t comment further on these matters until the legal process is over.

“However, Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it’s the best show on telly.

“In order to not detract from the upcoming series, I feel the best thing I can do is to stand down for series 6.

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

An ITV spokesperson:

“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.”

Police officers were called to Ms Flack’s home in Islington after reports that a man had been hit.

He was not seriously injured.

She was charged with assault by beating on December 13 and is due to appear on bail at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on December 23.


About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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