The world has lost Caroline Flack, former host of United Kingdom’s “Love Island”, and prior contributor to many other shows. This a tragedy and fans of the show will surely miss her charming personality and input.
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In the US, contact the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255, a 24/7 toll-free service.
In the UK, contact ‘Samaritans’, ‘Campaign For Living Miserably’ or ‘Shout’.
Flack has had a long career in hosting and celebrity game shows for UK television before Americans became obsessed with “Love Island”. Her first role was on “Is Harry On The Boat?” It was a British made for TV film set in Ibiza that followed a circle of holiday reps.
Glamour and drama would be the common theme in her career, sharing screens with local British celebrities. Flack would also serve as a commentator on review shows like “The Most Annoying Pop Songs…. We Hate to Love”.
Caroline Flack gained international attention as host of “Love Island”, a spectator to the drama between Britain’s extremely good looking youth and their dating rituals. In the simplest terms, it’s a dating show, but in 2018, it also won a BAFTA award for best reality and constructed factual show.
By that point, the reality show was a household name, and so was Flack. She was the only celebrity around a group of contestants that were part of the ordinary public.
Although her career was going wonderfully, it was not reflective of her personal life. Flack was arrested in December for assaulting her boyfriend with a lamp and leaving him with a visible cut, injuring herself with glass in the process.
After the altercation’s details were released to the public, Flack stepped down as host for “Love Island” with her own press release. She was set to face trial for the assault on March 4, almost a month before she committed suicide.
In the wake of her tragedy, it’s important to know that although she deserved an appropriate, legal punishment for assaulting and injuring her boyfriend, she did not deserve to die. The British press hounded her and tore her apart, similarly to how Meghan Markle was slandered.
Online harassment before and during “Love Island” made her vulnerable to harmful, mind-altering messages. Entertainment and tabloid media are hoarded by the news stories that tear women apart, and there’s no doubt it contributed to Flack’s erratic behavior, then suicide.