A documentary outlining the life and death of TV presenter Caroline Flack will air tonight (8 February) on Channel 4.
The hour-long film centres around the story of Flack’s life and the impact that fame, mental health issues, press and social media had on her.
Who was Caroline Flack?
Carline Flack was an actress and presenter, known for presenting shows such as Love Island and The X Factor. She grew up in Norfolk, and began her career in acting by starring in Bo Selecta! (2002).
In 2008, Flack began hosting the ITV reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here NOW.
Flack was also the 2014 winner of Strictly Come Dancing, where she received a record perfect score in the final.
In 2015, Flack began hosting Love Island, and the spin-off show Love Island: Aftersun in 2017. However, she stood down from the role in December 2019, after allegations of common assault.
When did Caroline Flack die?
On 15 February 2020 Flack was found dead in her flat in Stoke Newington, London, at the age of 40.
The lawyer acting on behalf of her family said her death was a suicide. Later, on 19 February, an inquest opened and heard she had been found hanged in her flat, the hearing was adjourned until 5 August.
A day later, on 6 August, the coroner found Flack’s death was a suicide, and she had killed herself after learning she would be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend at the time.
It was also found she had a long struggle with her mental health and that was amplified by the stress of fame.
Flack’s private funeral was held in Greenacres Memorial Park at Colney on 10 March.
Who was Caroline Flack’s boyfriend?
At the time of her death, Flack was dating tennis player Lewis Burton, 29, beginning their relationship in the summer of 2019.
Burton began playing tennis at the age of seven, and also works as a model.
On 13 December 2019, Flack was charged with assault after an incident reported by Burton in her Islington flat. An inquest later heard that Flack had hit him while he slept because she suspected he was cheating.
Flack was found covered in blood while Burton had a head wound. Flack pleaded not guilty to the charges of common assault at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on 23 December 2019.
Flack had also dated Prince Harry in 2009, but the relationship ended quickly, and in 2011 she dated singer Harry Styles and rugby player Danny Cipriani in 2019.
When is Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death on TV?
A documentary looking into the life of Caroline Flack first aired on 17 March 2021, however, Channel 4 are showing the documentary on 8 February at 11 pm.
The documentary sees her closest friends and family paying tribute to Flack and telling the story of her life to try and understand what led to her death.
The documentary is compiled of exclusive footage of childhood home videos and intimate testimonies from her friends and family as they come to terms with her loss.
The film also follows Flack’s rise to fame, from stage school to presenter of international shows such as Love Island and The X Factor. Singer Olly Murs and presenter Dermot O’Leary also make an appearance, discussing some of the pressures she faced during her time on The X Factor.
Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death airs on 8 February 2022 on Channel 4 at 11 pm
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