Caroline Flack to step down as Love Island host after assault charge

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Caroline Flack has said she will stand down as host of the upcoming series of Love Island after she was charged with assault.

In a post on her Instagram stories, Flack said: "There have been a significant number of media reports and allegations in regards to my personal life.

Caroline Flack. Picture: PA

Caroline Flack. Picture: PA

"While matters were not as have been reported, I am committed to co-operating with the appropriate authorities and I can't comment further on these matters until the legal process is over.

"However, Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it's the best show on telly and in order to not detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is to stand down for series six.

"I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town."