Caroline Flack dead: Former Love Island host, 40, is found dead in her London flat weeks before she was due to go on trial accused of assaulting her boyfriend
Caroline Flack has been found dead at her London flat, just one day after the boyfriend who she is alleged to have assaulted, reached out to her on Instagram.
The presenter, 40, was banned from contacting her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, after she was charged with his assault in December.
She was due to return to court on March 4.
Her family have been informed.
She last posted on Instagram on Thursday with a collage of snaps, captioned simply with a love heart emoji, after her boyfriend, 27, contacted her via the photo sharing platform.
The TV star stepped down from her position as presenter of ITV’s Love Island after the assault charge and was rumoured to have written a self-help book.
On Thursday, Caroline announced she would be breaking her silence on recent reports about her personal life as she awaits her trial for common assault.
She wrote: ‘I’m going to speak today… mine and my family’s life is no longer up for entertainment or gossip,’ before changing her mind.
A source had told MailOnline at the time: ‘Caroline wanted to speak as she’s so sick of all the rumours and speculation about her.
‘But she posted on Instagram without thinking and once she had some time to calm down she knew better to keep quiet until the time is right.’
Police were seen outside the Love Island presenter’s residence, where she lived with Lewis, during the early hours of December 14 after reports emerged that a man had been attacked.
Photographs of the Flack’s blood spattered front door emerged the day before.
It was reported that Mr Burton shouted ‘I was normal till I met her’ as she was arrested by police.
Eyewitnesses have described ‘total chaos’ outside Flack’s home as police arrived to diffuse the situation with her boyfriend.
Flack was reportedly left in need of hospital treatment after accidentally cutting herself on broken glass during the incident.
A family friend said: ‘There is not much to say. We are not people who like to gossip. I hope people respect the situation.’