'Love Island UK' Host Caroline Flack Leaves Show After Assault Charge
By Liz Calvario
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Caroline Flack has stepped down as host of Love Island UK.
The 40-year-old host took to Instagram Story on Tuesday to announce her departure from the reality show after she was charged with assault.
"There have been a significant number of media reports and allegations in regards to my personal life,” Flack began. "While matters were not as have been reported, I am committed to cooperating with the appropriate authorities and I can’t comment further on these matters until the legal process is over."
"However, Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it’s the best show on telly," she continued. "In order not to detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is stand down for Series 6. I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town."
A rep for the London Metropolitan Police told ET that Flack was charged on Friday with assault by beating following an incident on Thursday at approximately 5:25 a.m. in which police were called about a man allegedly being assaulted. He was not seriously injured.
Flack will appear on bail at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Monday, Dec. 23.
Flack has been a part of Love Island since its premiere in 2015. The next season, set in South Africa, will premiere in January 2020 on ITV2 in the U.K.
“ITV has a long standing relationship with Caroline and we understand and accept her decision. We will remain in contact with her over the coming months about future series of Love Island," a spokesperson for ITV told People in a statement.