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She is the TV presenter who hosted the X Factor alongside Olly Murs, lifted the glitter ball trophy on Strictly and is the face of one of the hottest shows in summer – Love Island.

Yet the 39-year-old has now spoken out about how things behind her glitzy showbiz life were quite bleak.

It's been three years since she first began suffering with depression and now she says that during that time, panic attacks and relying on anti-depressants were the norm.

She says, “It all started the day after I won Strictly. I woke up and felt like somebody had covered my body in cling film. I couldn't get up and just couldn't pick myself up at all that next year. I felt ridiculous, being so sad when I’d just won the biggest show on telly and had such an amazing job.''


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She continues, “I felt like I was being held together by a piece of string which could snap at any time. Fame doesn't make you happy.''

Anti-depressants came to her rescue, but while they helped her in some ways, they also made her feel numb in others. 

She had a panic attack in her dressing room moments before going live on The X Factor – but she didn't tell her family, friends or boss Simon Cowell about it. 

She reveals, “I didn’t want to be a burden. It was a really lonely place. While anti-depressants can work for some people, I became a little too reliant on them – if you forget to take one, you feel awful.''


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It didn't help that her and Olly's hosting skills on the 2015 X Factor were slammed week in, week out.

She was fat-shamed and ridiculed and says that she felt like a joke.

She added, ''I could have walked on water one week and been told I couldn't swim. As much as I would put on a happy face, backstage I’d be in tears with my make-up artist.”

While her professional life is on the up, this year her personal life has been quite dramatic.

She has been in an on/off romance with Apprentice contestant Andrew Brady, whom she got engaged to three months after meeting in January, but split soon after.

She says, “We have a very passionate, raw love but at the minute we just need to look after ourselves. We need to be happy in ourselves before we can be together, I think – and that’s what we’re doing. I think we want the best for each other.”

She is happy as she is and 2019 looks set to be a busy year for her with the Strictly Come Dancing’s Christmas special, the filmed the Love Island Christmas show and making her West End debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago.

She is a fighter and we know that she is going to be just fine.


Poor Caroline Flack.

Not only is the end of her engagement being strewn across the press with seemingly EVERYONE having a say about it, but now the reason behind the split has been made public.

And it's not good.

While Caroline was reeling from the sudden break up, her new ex-fiance was sitting in a meeting with the producers of Celebs Go Dating. Unbelievable. 

According to The Mirror, just one day after they parted ways, she posted to her Facebook page calling out Andrew for his shady behaviour.

She wrote, ''when you find out your fiancé had been planning a meeting to go on Celebs Go Dating, and has the meeting the day AFTER you break up. In utter shock. Kill me now."

We can actually feel her heartbreak through that post.

It was reported by The Sun that Andrew had met with producers of the dating show in an attempt to enhance his fame.

Wait, is this coming from a guy who shot to fame on the Apprentice and then CBB? It just doesn't add up. *rolls eyes*

A friend of Caroline's told the paper that she ''is livid'' and we don't blame her. 

It also alleged that Andrew is being a complete pr*ck and making the break up “as difficult and painful for Caroline as possible.'' 

If this all wasn't;t bad enough, Flackers literally just told the whole world via her Cosmopolitan mag cover/interview that she had found ''The One'' in Andrew.

She wrote, '''my life was complete before you came into  it – a man doesn't’t complete your life. But I wanted to make room in it for you. I look at you and I think, ‘Yes, Andrew, you’re the one I’ve been waiting for.’''


Social media have voicing their disgust in Andrew, commenting, ''Andrew Brady is a user who will do anything to extend his 5 minutes of fame he just needs to go away. If I ever see him I will clout him.''

Others made it clear that they weren't surprised.

''Anyone with half a brain worked him out on Celeb BB. Complete fantasist, user and fame hungry. A vile human being,'' one user wrote. 

Mostly, though, people just wished Caroline well because, let's face it, heartbreak is tough enough without the intense media scrutiny mixed in.

''Poor old Caroline Flack….however Dr Alex is still single…'' one person tweeted  and another said, ''sorry for Caroline but I’m glad her and Andrew are over! He’s a horrible, immature boy – from watching him on celeb big brother, his behaviour was appalling.''

The former couple announced their engagement in April after a whirlwind two months together.

All we have to say is – Caz, you had a lucky escape! 


Our fave Love Island babe, Caroline Flack has reportedly called off her engagement to Andrew Brady.

The Sun has claimed this is due to Caroline believing that Andrew is "full of lies."

The 38-year-old began dating the Apprentice participant, Andrew, in January of this year.

Clearly they enjoy living life in the fast-lane, as three months later Caroline announced on the gram that the 27-year-old had popped the question. 

Andrew took to Insta stories to reveal the news, which according to a friend of the presenter, wasn't the way she wanted to do it. (Not cool, dude). 

According to The Sun, the source said: "Caroline is so sad about what has happened."

"She’s disappointed that Andrew has decided to make this public at this stage. She had hoped to deal with this privately.

"At this point she feels like he has used her so much, and that he’s full of lies," alleged the source.


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In a statement to The Sun, Caroline confirmed the break-up news.

“I’m sad to announce that Andrew and I have decided to part ways. Unfortunately it was not to be.

"I wish him all the best. At least there’s a Villa waiting for me. It’s back to the ol’ grafting.”

We'd LIVE for the moment Caroline rocks up as a Love Island contestant. 


Caroline Flack, 38, and Andrew Brady, 27, have announced their engagement after just three months of dating. 

The couple, who met in February, have been keeping fans updated with a series of holiday snaps, and on Saturday, the Love Island presenter shared a photo of her not-so-bare ring finger along.

Taking to Instagram, she wrote: "He's put it on my finger and it won't come off … so I've said yes #chooselove." 


He’s put it on my finger and it won’t come off … so I’ve said yes #chooselove

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According to The Sun on Sunday, Andrew, who is famous for stints on the The Apprentice and Celebrity Big Brother, popped the question last week. 

Speaking to the newspaper a source said: "Caroline is totally in love. Andrew treats her like a princess. She's grinning from ear to ear because she feels like she's found The One. All Caroline's family love him and he's got the Flack seal of approval.

"She's so happy that she is able to go on Love Island this year having found love herself. She views it as a fairytale story."


Apparently I’m annoying abroad too who’d have though it

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However, it hasn't all been smooth sailing. Last month, Caroline reportedly dumped the reality TV star over rumours that he was only using her for fame.

It's believed she grew suspicious of the amount of photographers that would appear when the pair were out together, but after crisis talks they managed to get their relationship back on track. 

It was also claimed that Andrew "shared a passionate kiss" with a dancer he met in a Chester night club, just days after Caroline introduced him to her family. 

But judging by their latest snaps, the couple are now more loved up than ever.

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