- ITV presenter Caroline Flack has stepped down from hit show Love Island following assault allegations
- The show returns for season 6 in January
- ITV confirmed the resignation news in a statement accepting her decision
Love Island is arguably the biggest reality TV show in Britain and will premiere its sixth season this January.
Love Island is arguably the biggest reality TV show in Britain and will premiere its sixth season this January. Flack has hosted the series since its premiere in 2015 and the show has since been expanded internationally into countries like Australia and the United States.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that she had been arrested after a fight with her husband at her London, England home. She since confirmed the news herself on Instagram.
“There have been a significant number of media reports and allegations in regards to my personal life,” she shared via Instagram Story. “While matters were not as have been reported, I am committed to co-operating with the appropriate authorities and I can’t comment further on these matters until the legal process is over.”
“In order to not detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is stand down for Series 6.”
According to CNN, Flack also hosted The X Factor and spinoff The Xtra Factor meaning that she was a pretty big success in UK media. For her to suddenly resign amid such allegations is shocking to the industry, to say the least.
ITV, the network behind the show, commented on her resignation and made it clear that things aren’t completely over between the two. “ITV has a long-standing relationship with Caroline and we understand and accept her decision,” they said in a statement. “We will remain in contact with her over the coming months about future series of Love Island.”
Flack’s next step will be to attend court on December 23.