Caroline Flack dead

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.

Caroline Flack has been found dead, just one day after her boyfriend who she is alleged to have assaulted, reached out to her on Instagram

Caroline Flack has been found dead, just one day after her boyfriend who she is alleged to have assaulted, reached out to her on Instagram

'Happy Valentine's. Love You:' Caroline Flack's boyfriend Lewis Burton reached out to her AGAIN on social media on Friday... (but she is still banned from contacting him amid court case)

‘Happy Valentine’s. Love You:’ Caroline Flack’s boyfriend Lewis Burton reached out to her AGAIN on social media on Friday… (but she is still banned from contacting him amid court case)

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.

Defiant: Caroline shared a smouldering snap on Thursday, after Lewis reached out to her previously on a post about her wall-climbing with a pal

Defiant: Caroline shared a smouldering snap on Thursday, after Lewis reached out to her previously on a post about her wall-climbing with a pal

Something to say: The Love Island host took to Instagram to announce she will soon be giving her side of the story'- although it is now reported she had a 'wobble' and has now changed her mind about speaking out

Something to say: The Love Island host took to Instagram to announce she will soon be giving her side of the story’- although it is now reported she had a ‘wobble’ and has now changed her mind about speaking out

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.

Droplets of what appear to be blood were seen splattered on Caroline Flack's home following her arrest for assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton

Droplets of what appear to be blood were seen splattered on Caroline Flack’s home following her arrest for assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton

Police were scrambled to Flack's north London home at 5.25am on December 12

Police were scrambled to Flack’s north London home at 5.25am on December 12

Still on: Lewis, 28, pulled up alongside reporters outside his flat in London, on Thursday afternoon, and when asked about the rumoured break-up, he insisted the pair are still together

Still on: Lewis, 28, pulled up alongside reporters outside his flat in London, on Thursday afternoon, and when asked about the rumoured break-up, he insisted the pair are still together

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.’

Her former fiancé Andrew Brady, who claimed he would have died if he remained in their relationship, took to Twitter in the early hours on December 14 to pen: ‘Sad that I’m not more surprised by the news’

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