TV presenter Caroline Flack has died, aged 40

15 February 2020, 19:24 | Updated: 15 February 2020, 20:00

Caroline Flack has died at the age of 40
Caroline Flack has died at the age of 40. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Former Love Island host Caroline Flack has died at the age of 40, her family has said.

A lawyer for the Flack family has confirmed that the star had taken her own life.

Caroline Flack stood down from hosting Love Island after she was charged with assaulting her partner in December, and was due to stand trial in March.

The TV presenter was also known for co-hosting The X Factor with Olly Murs, and for winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.

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

Caroline Flack
Caroline Flack. Picture: Getty

"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."

Caroline Flack first found fame co-hosting Saturday morning show TMi with Sam and Mark in 2007. She went on to host Gladiators on Sky One, ITV2's I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here Now! and The Xtra Factor.

She found even bigger success as the host of Love Island from 2015, helping to make it one of the biggest TV shows on British TV.

Tributes for the star have poured in from the entertainment world:

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