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ITV Has Pulled Love Island: Unseen Bits From The Schedule

ITV Has Pulled Love Island: Unseen Bits From The Schedule

Thew news follows the death of the show's former host, Caroline Flack

ITV has pulled tonight's edition of Love Island: Unseen Bits from the schedule.

It comes after the tragic news broke that former host, Caroline Flack, had died at the age of 40.

The television presenter's tragic death was confirmed in a statement from Ms Flack's family.

It read: "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time."

According to reports, a lawyer for the Ms Flack's family confirmed that she had taken her own life.

Following the announcement, ITV shared their condolences.

A spokeswoman for the channel said: "Everybody at Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news. Caroline was a much loved member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends."

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Following the announcement, former colleagues and friends from the world of entertainment shared their sincere condolences with her family.

Current Love Island host Laura Whitmore, who took over from Ms Flack earlier this year, posted a photograph of them together, with the caption: "I'm trying to find the words but I can't."

Susanna Reid wrote: "My heart is absolutely broken for Caroline Flack and everybody who loves her."

Journalist Kate Silverton wrote: "What shocking terrible news #carolineflack and yes I share too the many views being expressed about the need for us all to be kinder and more compassionate online and indeed generally. My thoughts for her family & friends - and her - just heartbreaking."

Comedian Jack Whitehall said: "Utterly devastating about Caroline Flack. She was a fun, kind beautiful person, always loved seeing her. So unfair that this has happened. Let's pray we learn from this and remember to be a little bit more compassionate to people when they are down."

The tragic news comes just a couple of months after Ms Flack stood down as the presenter of ITV's reality dating show Love Island following an assault charge.

Confirming the news on her Instagram account, 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".

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Topics: TV and Film, Interesting, UK Entertainment