English News:Love Island host Caroline Flack stands down

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Caroline Flack - "In order to not detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is to stand down for series 6"

Caroline Flack has announced she is standing down as host for the new season of Love Island in January.

The 40-year-old was charged last Friday with assault following a private domestic incident involving a man. Police were called to the 40-year-old’s home in Islington, London, last week, where she lives with her partner, tennis player Lewis Burton. She was bailed and will appear before magistrates on.Monday In a post on Instagram, Flack wrote:

“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.

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“However, Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it’s the best show on telly. In order not to detract attention 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.”

Flack began presenting Love Island in summer 2015, having fronted the 12th series of The X Factor alongside Olly Murs, and winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2014. An ITV spokesperson 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.”


 




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