Caroline Louise Flack (9 November 1979 – 15 February 2020) was an English television and radio presenter. She began her career as an actress, starring in Bo' Selecta! (2002) and presented various ITV2 spin-off shows including I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! (2009–2010) and The Xtra Factor (2011–2013).
Flack won the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014; the following year she began presenting The X Factor (2015)—replacing the long-standing presenter Dermot O'Leary—and Love Island (2015–2019). She left Love Island in December 2019 after being arrested for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend, the tennis player Lewis Burton.
On 15 February 2020 Flack was found dead at her home in North East London; the media reported her death as a suicide.
She is also known as Caroline Louise Flack.
Flack was found dead in her flat, in Stoke Newington, London, on 15 February 2020, aged 40. The lawyer acting for her family stated that her death was a suicide. A Love Island highlights episode, due to be shown on ITV2 on the day of her death, was cancelled. The inquest into her death opened on 19 February and heard she had been found hanged in her flat. The inquest was adjourned until 5 August 2020.
Following Flack's death, Lisa Nandy, a Labour party leadership contender, blamed social media networks for failing to prevent harassment and bullying, saying "In no other area of life would we allow private companies to police themselves. We ought to make sure the state has a system of regulation and support around that." Many other British politicians, including Keir Starmer, Grant Shapps, Daisy Cooper, Matt Hancock, Nadine Dorries and Kate Osamor, condemned traditional and social media.