The family and friends of Caroline Flack have expressed their concerns for the presenter after she stepped down as host of Love Island.
Caroline has been keeping a low profile after she was arrested and charged with assault last week. It is believed the former Love Island presenter threw a phone at her boyfriend Lewis Barton in the early hours of the morning on December 13.
Caroline has yet to return to her Islington home as she doesn’t feel safe there. The 40-year-old is currently residing in a hotel.
Her family and friends have refused to leave her side as she is believed to be extremely distressed following her arrest.
A source told The Sun: “She’s not a violent person at all and to have this charge hanging over her is so damaging. It’s just so upsetting. It was a domestic between the two of them and has been completely overblown.”
She explained that it was a heartbreaking decision to make as Love Island has been part of her life for so long.
“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,” Caroline wrote.
Caroline Flack has stepped down as host of Love Island after she was arrested and charged with assault.
The presenter issued a statement this morning and stressed that the best thing to do would be to step away from the show during this difficult time in her personal life.
“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.”
The 40-year-old continued to thank the people who have showed her kindness since reports of her arrest emerged late last week.
She added, “I have never experienced such kindness and love in my whole life. Not just from friends and family who are always the greatest, but also from total strangers who send messages to me, offering help and understanding.”
“And my boyfriend Lewis, I love you,” she concluded.
Winter Love Island airs on ITV2 on January 12. ITV have yet to reveal who will replace Caroline Flack.
Caroline Flack’s boyfriend Lewis Burton has issued a statement following Caroline Flack’s arrest. The TV presenter was arrested and charged with assault following an incident at her London home last week.
It is believed the 40-year-old threw a phone at her boyfriend Lewis Burton. Despite Caroline’s arrest, Lewis has issued a statement defending his girlfriend, stressing that she does not deserve any hate.
He posted the statement on Instagram this afternoon:
“I’m tired of the lies and abuse aimed at my girlfriend.
“This is not a witch hunt, this is someone’s life. I have not signed any NDA. Why would I?” he asked.
Lewis continued to defend his partner, “Caroline is the most lovely girl. Loyal and kind. She doesn’t deserve any of this,” he added.
On Thursday, Caroline was arrested and charged with assault by beating.
A spokesperson for the Met Police issued a statement at the time.
"Caroline Flack, 40, of Islington was charged on Friday, 13 December with assault by beating. She will appear on bail at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 23 December."
An ex-Love Island star was caught in possession of the drug ketamine and is now facing a potential jail sentence when she visits court next month.
Bethany Rodgers was a contestant on the ITV2 show back in 2015, and pleaded guilty to possessing 134mg of the Class B drug after she was caught with it last year.
A maximum sentence of five years in prison is carried by the offence, but Rodgers may escape the full sentence if she admitted possession.
Appearing at Bradford magistrates court, 23-year-old Bethany admitted possession but didn't enter a plea for another charge of allegedly using thousands of pounds of criminal cash to buy a car.
The Sun reports that the former reality star possibly used the money to purchase an Audi A3 and is alleged to have "acquired, used or had possession of criminal property, namely £16,500" to buy the vehicle.
Rodgers is due to appear at Bradford crown court next month and is currently on bail.
Bethany appeared for just one week on Love Island, having entered the villa alongside Max Morley, and quickly became involved in drama among the girls.
She failed to couple up with anyone and was dumped from the Island just days after her explosive arrival on the show, and hasn't been sighted much since.
The winners haven’t been seen much together due to the distance between Limerick and Newcastle.
Amber had visited Ireland only two weeks ago, with the couple going sightseeing at the Cliffs of Moher.
If the split is real, then Amber and Greg have the honour of being the fastest-winning couple to break up. We'll most likely discover the real story tonight, if they appear together on Ryan Tubridy's couch.
Great job, Greg. You've lost plenty of fans for losing Amber, she's an absolute gem. Ovie, any help?
"I hope this will make people aware of the dangers at these parties and to be more careful."
Theo is now blind in one eye after a cork hit him in the eye at a Champagne spray party, with his eyeball freakishly splitting open.
The 28-year-old was rushed to hospital and has undergone two surgeries in Ibiza, but is now blind in his right eye. Theo confirmed the news and thanked Kaz for flying out to support him.
In an Instagram post, Theo wrote: “Thanks for all the messages and support I’ve got over the last couple days they’re all very much appreciated!"
I currently have 7 stitches in my eye (gross) and the doctors say it’s unlikely I’ll see properly again, they done a good job saving it as they said I might loose my whole eye to begin with. But Im hopeful and don’t want to believe my eye is gone forever. Anything is possible
“So yeah basically 2 eye surgeries later after a really unfortunate accident, I’ve lost all vision in my right eye as it got split in half, who would have thought a champagne cork would be the end of me…
"But I still have 1 eye left, looking at the bright side of things. Thanks for flying out to look after me as well babe. If anyone knows where sells cool eye patches let me know."
His Love Island friends reached out to him after his post, with Caroline Flack posting; “Sending love.”
Marcel Somerville said: “Ah bro sorry to hear this news, everything will be blessed, mad things happen in life but we roll with the punches. Man's just got a new niche fashion accessory to rock.”
Scott Thomas commented: “Thinking of you bro”, while Montana Brown wrote: “Sending all the love. your poor thing xx.”
Theo’s close friend Georgia Harrison wrote on her Instagram stories about Theo and Kaz, saying:
“Love then so much words couldn’t even describe. Get well soon. @theo_campbell91 and @kazcrossley you are the most amazing girlfriend. Thank god for you.”
She also commented under his Instagram post writing: “Love you more than anything in the world. Nothing will hold you back I promise xxxxxxxx.”
Just Wana say thanks again for all the love and support there’s been 100x more then I imagined I haven’t had a chance to read all the messages yet but they’re much appreciated
None other than the Queen of Longford, Maura Higgins, will join Ryan Tubridy on the new season of The Late Late Show this week.
The Love Island star is set to join iconic singer Sinead O'Connor and hilarious comedian and actress Aisling Bea on the couch.
Ryan Tubridy revealed the opening episode features “a selection of people representing Ireland", telling RTE Guide;
“Sinead O’Connor, an icon; Aisling Bea, a new superstar knocking them out in the UK; and Maura Higgins from Love Island, a pop-culture phenomenon. It’s running the gamut, and that’s where The Late Late excels.”
"We’re also hoping to make a nod towards all the people who’ve served this country in uniform, which needs to be done. Just to say thanks. And where else can you do that, but on the Late Late."
Tubs has previously hinted that the Longford lass will join him on the sofa, saying to the Irish Mirror last week;
“I was watching it (Love Island) over the shoulders of youngsters no but like my feeling about that is even if you didn’t watch it, you know that even when it was going down the toilet and people were saying it was boring and it was the worst series of it, what did it take?"
"But as you say, she's an adult, she makes her own decisions, I just gave her my opinion."
Savanna posted a YouTube video on her experience as a Casa Amor participant earlier this year, referring to her time on the show as "horrific".
Apparently, she had originally been told she would be one of the first girls on the series, but was sent back to the UK after 10 days of isolation in a Mallorca hotel.
"I remember them saying 'Keep your bags packed, we’re going to call you very soon, you’ll be back before you know it', she said. "So I couldn’t take any jobs in case they call me and say you’re going on."
We're sure Anton was pretty terrified when the video came to light after finding out that Belle's dad is gangster actor Tamer Hassan…
The star joked that he would parachute into the villa if Anton ever hurt his beloved daughter, and we believe him.
Anton hadn't had any luck with the ladies until Belle arrived, and he hit it off with her dad immediately. Anton's mum is also a fan of Belle, offering her a razor to shave his bum as a special gift. How…quaint.