Caroline Flack life in pictures: From 1979 – 2020

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TV star Caroline Flack was born on November 9, 1979, the daughter of Ian Flack and his wife Christine. She grew up in Norfolk and later East Wretham with her twin sister Jodie, and her elder brother and sister – Paul and Elizabeth.

Showing a love for performing at an early age, Caroline went on to study dancing and musical theatre at the Bodywork Company in Cambridge in the late 1990s.

She got her big break on television in 2002 playing Bubbles in Leigh Francis’ sketch show Bo’ Selecta before going on to present several shows for Channel 4.

In 2006, she co-presented Saturday morning programme TMi with Sam & Mark on BBC Two and CBBC for three seasons.

Three years later, Caroline began hosting the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! spin-off on ITV2 among other things.

It was in 2011 that she met and began working with Olly Murs on the eighth series of The Xtra Factor.

The pair had excellent on-screen chemistry and co-hosted the spin-off show for two seasons before replacing Dermot O’Leary as the main presenters on The X Factor in 2015.

The previous year, Caroline took part in and won the 12th series of BBC ballroom dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing with professional partner Pasha Kovalev.

Caroline began presenting Love Island and Love Island Aftersun on ITV2 in 2015.

The programme scooped a prestigious BAFTA TV Award three years later for the Best Reality and Constructed Factual show.

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In late 2019, the TV star announced she was stepping down from the role ahead of the first winter series of Love Island after she was charged with assault.

A Met Police spokesman said at the time: “Caroline Flack, 40, of Islington was charged on Friday, December 13 with assault by beating.”

Caroline pleaded not guilty to the charges at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on December 23 and was due to stand trial on March 4, 2020.

The television presenter was found dead in her London home on February 15, 2020.

She died by suicide at the age of 40.

The inquest into her death will resume today.

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