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Ex-Love Island host Caroline Flack dies, aged 40

Her family has confirmed that Flack passed away today (15th February)

Caroline Flack
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Published: Saturday, 15th February 2020 at 6:13 pm

Caroline Flack has died aged 40, her family has confirmed.


In a statement, her family said: "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February.

"We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time and we would ask they make no attempt to contact us and/or photograph us."

Flack was a TV and radio presenter best known for hosting The Xtra Factor, The X Factor and Love Island. She also won the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.

Caroline Flack on Love Island

In December, Flack announced that she had decided to stand down as host of Love Island for the current Winter series.

The news came after Flack was arrested and charged with assault by beating after the police were called to her Islington home last week.

At the time, she said, "Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it’s the best show on telly.

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

Flack was due to face trial in March over allegations that she had assaulted her boyfriend, which she denied.

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