TV STAR Caroline Flack has pleaded not guilty to assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton.
The 40-year-old presenter, best known for hosting the popular reality show Love Island, was arrested and charged on December 13 for assaulting 27-year-old Lewis Burton.
Appearing at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today (December 23), Flack was escorted into her hearing by police officers.
Flack is charged with assaulting the former professional tennis player and model at her flat in Islington, north London, where following her arrest she stepped down as host of the upcoming winter series of the ITV2 dating show.
Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore will replace Flack where she will also present the sister show Aftersun when filming begins in South Africa next month.
In an emotional Instagram post on Sunday evening, Flack wrote: “This is the worst time of my life”, adding that: “I don’t know where to go to. Where to look. Who to trust. Or who I even am.”