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Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:38pm ET by  

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UK TV Star Caroline Flack Found Dead At 40

The family of British TV star, Caroline Flack, have confirmed that she has died. She was found dead at her East London home earlier today (February 15) after reportedly hanging herself. 

The 40-year-old was best known as the presenter of Love Island [UK] - which streams Stateside on Hulu — through to Season 5. She had described the show as 'her world'.

The TV star stepped down as the host in December, following allegations that she had assaulted her boyfriend which led to her being hounded by the press and receiving relentless abuse on social media.

Despite her boyfriend urging for the charges to be dropped against her, Flack received the news recently that she would still have to stand trial on March 4. Her management have termed the case a "show trial". In a statement, Francis Ridley of Money Talent Management, said:

“We are devastated at the loss of our client and friend Caroline Flack.

“An immensely talented young woman who was at the top of her game professionally and loved by television viewers across the country.

“In recent months Caroline had been under huge pressure because of an ongoing case and potential trial which has been well reported.

“The Crown Prosecution Service pursued this when they knew not only how very vulnerable Caroline was but also that the alleged victim did not support the prosecution and had disputed the CPS version of events.

“The CPS should look at themselves today and how they pursued a show trial that was not only without merit but not in the public interest. And ultimately resulted in significant distress to Caroline.

“Our thoughts are with Caroline’s family at this time.”

The list of shows Flack presented over a successful career of almost two decades, is enormous, illustrating how talented the Enfield beauty truly was. Live TV is one of the hardest jobs in the media, yet Flack finely honed her professional skills to make the task look utterly effortless. She was at the top of her game.

The actress and presenter first hit UK screens during comedian Keith Lemon's Bo' Selecta! in 2002. After Bo' Selecta!, she went on to present The Xtra Factor and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! NOW! 

In 2015, Flack went on to present the hugely popular Love Island. Love Island is now broadcasted locally in 15 territories, with Romania being its recent addition. That same year, she was the obvious choice as Dermot O'Leary's replacement when he left his long-standing presenting job on The X FactorThe X Factor is one of the world's most popular shows and thrives on a live competitive environment. The presenter of the show is its anchor and is watched by millions. Flack took to the role like a duck to water.

It wasn't just live TV presenting that Flack mastered. The Londoner not only took part in the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 with her dancing partner, Pasha Kovalev, but she also won the show.

The long list of shows she presented included:

E4 Music
Comic Relief does Fame Academy
Big Brother's Big Mouth
Big Brother's Little Brother
Eurovision Song Contest, Gladiators
The BRIT Awards (ITV2)
The Xtra Factor
The X Factor
Love Island [UK]
Love Island: Aftersun
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  • In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international helplines can be found at

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