LONDON – British broadcaster ITV mentioned its well-liked actuality present “Love Island” would return on Monday (Feb 17) after it was taken off air following the demise of former presenter Caroline Flack.
Flack, 40, who appeared on lots of ITV’s greatest leisure exhibits and received Britain’s model of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2014, was discovered lifeless in her London flat on Saturday.
She had stepped down from presenting “Love Island” after she was charged with assaulting her boyfriend in December, a cost she denied.
The broadcaster cancelled Sunday’s present following her demise. Media experiences quoted her lawyer as saying she had taken her personal life.
“Many individuals at ITV knew Caroline nicely and held her in nice affection,” an ITV spokesman mentioned on Sunday. “All of us are completely devastated at this tragic information.
“After cautious session between Caroline’s representatives and the Love Island manufacturing group and given how shut we nonetheless are to the information of Caroline’s tragic demise we have now determined to not broadcast tonight’s Love Island out of respect for Caroline’s household.”
He mentioned the relationship present would return on Monday with a tribute to its former presenter who would “be ceaselessly in our hearts”.
Her administration firm mentioned she had been “below enormous stress” since she was charged.
Flack’s demise triggered an outpouring of emotion and grief from buddies, celebrities and followers.
Laura Whitmore, who’s presenting the present sequence of”Love Island”, paid tribute to her pal on BBC radio on Sunday.
“Caroline beloved to like. That is all she wished,” she mentioned.”That is why a present like Love Island was vital to her, as a result of the present is about discovering love, friendship, having amusing.”