Love Island host Caroline Flack has 'stood down' from the sixth series of the show following an assault charge.
The 40-year-old confirmed the news in a recent Instagram story where she said: "Love Island has been my world for the last five years, it's the best show on telly.
"In order to not detract attention from the upcoming series I feel the best thing I can do is to stand for down Series 6. I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town."
Despite not addressing the 'allegations', she went on to add: "On a really personal level. I have never experienced such kindness and love in my whole life.
"Not just from friends and family who are always the greatest .. but also from total strangers who send messages to me offering help and understanding ... please know that I see them .. and my boyfriend Lewis ...I love you x".
Caroline lives in Islington, London, with her boyfriend, tennis player Lewis Burton. Authorities were called at 5.25am on Thursday (12 December) after receiving reports of a man being assaulted and police confirmed he was not seriously injured.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "Caroline Flack, 40, of Islington was charged on Friday, 13 December with assault by beating.
"She will appear on bail at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Monday 23 December.
"This follows an incident at approximately 05:25hrs on Thursday, 12 December after reports of a man being assaulted. He was not seriously injured."
London Ambulance Service confirmed: "We were called yesterday (Thursday 12 December) at 5.28am to reports of a person unwell in Islington. We sent an ambulance to the scene and took a person to hospital."
A spokesman for Flack told PA news agency in a statement: "We confirm that police attended Caroline's home following a private domestic incident.
"She is co-operating with the appropriate people to resolve matters. We will not be making any further comment for legal reasons."
Flack has hosted every series of Love Island since it returned to our screens back in 2015. She was set to be presenting the first ever winter series in South Africa which is due to begin in the New Year.
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