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Caroline Louise Flack

(1979-11-09) 9 November 1979 (age 39)
Enfield, England [1]
ResidenceLondon, England
Nationality British
OccupationRadio and television presenter
Years active2000–present
Known for I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here NOW! (2008–10)
The Xtra Factor (2011–13)
Strictly Come Dancing (2014, 2018)
Love Island (2015–present)
The X Factor (2015)
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)

Caroline Louise Flack (born 9 November 1979) [2] is an English radio and television presenter. She began her career starring in Bo' Selecta! in 2002 and has presented various ITV2 spin-off shows such as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! from 2009 until 2010 and The Xtra Factor from 2011 until 2013, the latter with Olly Murs (2011–2012) and Matt Richardson (2013).

<i>Bo Selecta!</i> television series

Bo' Selecta! is a British 'adult' television sketch show written and performed by Leigh Francis that lampoons popular culture and is known for its often surreal, abstract toilet humour.

ITV2 British free-to-air television channel

ITV2 is a British free-to-air television channel owned by ITV Digital Channels, a division of ITV plc. It was launched on 7 December 1998. For a number of years, it had the largest audience share after the five analogue terrestrial stations, a claim now held by its sister service ITV3 both of which are freely available to a majority of households.

The Xtra Factor Live is a companion show to the British television music competition The X Factor. It was broadcast on ITV2 and on TV3 in the Republic of Ireland, on Saturday and Sunday nights after the main ITV show from 4 September 2004 to 11 December 2016. It featured behind-the-scenes footage of The X Factor and shows the emotional responses of the contestants after the judges comment on their performances.


Flack won the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 and the following year began presenting main series such as Love Island and The X Factor replacing long-standing presenter Dermot O'Leary and presenting alongside Murs again. [3]

Strictly Come Dancing returned for its twelfth series beginning from 7 September 2014 with a launch show, with the live shows starting on 26 and 27 September. Tess Daly returned to present the main show on BBC One alongside Claudia Winkleman, who has been promoted to co-presenter in addition to the results show after Sir Bruce Forsyth decided to leave the show after the eleventh series; however, Forsyth continued to host the Christmas and Children in Need specials. Zoë Ball returned as presenter of spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on BBC Two. Judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell also returned.

<i>Love Island</i> (2015 TV series) British dating reality series

Love Island is a British dating reality show. It is a revival of the earlier celebrity series of the same name, which aired for two series in 2005 and 2006 on ITV. The series is presented by Caroline Flack, and is narrated by Iain Stirling. The series launched on 7 June 2015 on ITV2, and unlike the original series, the contestants are members of the public rather than celebrities. In 2018 it won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Reality And Constructed Factual show.

Dermot OLeary British television and radio presenter

Sean Dermot Fintan O'Leary Jr., better known as Dermot O'Leary, is a British-Irish television presenter for ITV and a radio presenter for BBC Radio 2.

Early life

Flack was born in Enfield, London and attended Great Hockham Primary School and Wayland Community High School in Watton, Norfolk. [4]

Enfield Town town and historic centre of the London Borough of Enfield, England

Enfield Town, also known as Enfield, is a market town in Greater London, and is the historic centre of the London Borough of Enfield. It is 10.1 miles (16.3 km) north-northeast of Central London. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. The town was originally in the county of Middlesex, but became part of Greater London on 1 April 1965 when the London Government Act 1963 was implemented. Enfield Town had a population of 115,762 in 2011.

Great Hockham village in United Kingdom

Great Hockham is a village in the English county of Norfolk within the civil parish of Hockham, though the distinction between village and parish may now be moot as there is evidence to suggest that the other village in the parish, Little Hockham, consists only of a farmhouse.

Wayland Academy is a mixed secondary school located in Watton in the English county of Norfolk.

TV career

In 2002, Flack got her break on television playing Bubbles on the sketch show Bo' Selecta! [5] She then went on to present the International Pepsi Chart Show, before moving to Channel 4 where, in 2005, she presented links between videos on E4 Music and co-presented The Games: Live at Trackside on E4 with Justin Lee Collins. In 2005, she also had a regular segment in the video games show When Games Attack . [6] A year later, she co-presented the Saturday morning show TMi with Sam and Mark which aired on BBC Two and the CBBC Channel. Subsequently, she hosted CBBC show Escape from Scorpion Island together with Reggie Yates. [7]

Channel 4 British free-to-air television channel

Channel 4 is a British public-service free-to-air television network headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It began transmission on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), the station is now owned and operated by Channel Four Television Corporation, a public corporation of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which was established in 1990 and came into operation in 1993. With the conversion of the Wenvoe transmitter group in Wales to digital terrestrial broadcasting on 31 March 2010, Channel 4 became a UK-wide television channel for the first time.

E4 is a British free-to-air television channel headquartered in London, United Kingdom owned by Channel Four Television Corporation. The "E" stands for entertainment, and the channel is mainly aimed at the 16–34 age group. Programming includes US imports such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Goldbergs, The O.C., Smallville, Veronica Mars, Everwood, What About Brian, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, 90210, Gotham, Rules of Engagement, The Big Bang Theory, RuPaul's Drag Race, 2 Broke Girls, Scream Queens, Revenge, and previously Friends. Other programming includes homegrown British shows such as Skins, Misfits, The Inbetweeners, Shameless,Hollyoaks, Coach Trip, Celebs Go Dating, Made in Chelsea, and upcoming series Mae & George.

Justin Lee Collins British comedian and presenter and actor

Justin Lee Collins is a former English radio personality, television presenter, and actor.

In March 2007, Flack hosted the CBBC coverage of Comic Relief does Fame Academy , [8] commenting on the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with Paddy O'Connell. [9] She also hosted Big Brother's Big Mouth during Week 5 of the 2008 series. Daily Mirror journalist Rob Leigh noted that "her sharp delivery makes her the best presenter they’ve had on this series". [10] However, this was not the first time that Flack was linked to Big Brother . Before the series started, it had been reported that she was Dermot O'Leary's replacement on Big Brother's Little Brother . [11]

Eurovision Song Contest 2008 song contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 was the 53rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Belgrade, Serbia, following Marija Šerifović's win at the 2007 Contest in Helsinki, Finland with the song "Molitva". This year was the first time there were three contests; two semi-finals which were held on 20 and 22 May, and the traditional grand final which was held on 24 May 2008. The shows were hosted by Jovana Janković and Željko Joksimović at the Belgrade Arena which had a total capacity of 25,000 seats. The host broadcaster was RTS.

Paddy OConnell British broadcaster

Paddy O'Connell is a British television and radio presenter, working mainly for the BBC.

<i>Daily Mirror</i> British daily tabloid newspaper owned by Reach plc.

The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903. It is owned by parent company Reach plc. From 1985 to 1987, and from 1997 to 2002, the title on its masthead was simply The Mirror. It had an average daily print circulation of 716,923 in December 2016, dropping markedly to 587,803 the following year. Its Sunday sister paper is the Sunday Mirror. Unlike other major British tabloids such as The Sun and the Daily Mail, the Mirror has no separate Scottish edition; this function is performed by the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, which incorporate certain stories from the Mirror that are of Scottish significance.

In 2009, Flack replaced Kirsty Gallacher as co-host of Gladiators with Ian Wright for the second series on Sky1. [12] In July 2009, she filled in on the BBC's Sunday show Something for the Weekend , while Amanda Hamilton went on maternity leave. In the same year, she began hosting the ITV2 reality show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here NOW! [13] Filming clashes with I'm a Celebrity meant that she could not film the next series of TMi, leading to her bowing out after three series. In November 2010, she returned to host I'm a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here Now! on ITV2. Also in 2009, Flack won BBC Three's Dancing on Wheels with disabled partner James O'Shea [14] and together the pair represented Great Britain in the 2009 Wheelchair Dancing European Championships in Tel Aviv, finishing 16th in their category. [15]

Kirsty Gallacher British television presenter

Kirsty Jane Gallacher is a British television presenter.

Ian Wright English footballer and commentator (1963-)

Ian Edward Wright, is an English former professional footballer and television and radio personality. He is currently a studio pundit for BBC Sport and ITV Sport.

Amanda Hamilton is a Scottish businesswoman, broadcaster, and writer in the areas of food, health and nutrition.

Flack co-presented game show The Whole 19 Yards with Vernon Kay on ITV in 2010. She also modelled for the lads' mag Maxim . [16] On 16 February 2010, she presented backstage at the 2010 BRIT Awards on ITV2.

In 2011, Flack was a team captain on the ITV2 game show Minute to Win It . [17]

In May 2011, it was announced that Flack and Olly Murs would co-present the eighth series of The Xtra Factor , replacing Konnie Huq. [18] Flack and Murs both returned for the ninth series. Flack returned for the tenth series in 2013, while Murs was replaced by Matt Richardson. [19] In October 2013, it was announced that Flack would present The X Factor backstage during the live shows on Saturdays. [20] On 12 June 2014, it was confirmed that Flack would not return for series 11 [21] and was replaced by Sarah-Jane Crawford.

In 2014, Flack hosted the ITV2 show Viral Tap . [22] In December 2014, she reunited with Murs to host a Christmas Day and New Year's Eve programme on British radio station Magic.

On 16 April 2015, it was announced that Flack, along with Murs would replace Dermot O'Leary as the hosts of The X Factor from August 2015. [23] On 22 February 2016, Flack and Murs confirmed that they would not be returning to The X Factor . [24]

She began presenting Love Island in June 2015 and its spin-off show Love Island: Aftersun when the third series aired from June 2017.

On 24 August 2015, Flack announced on her Twitter account that she would release an autobiography titled "Storm In A C Cup" on 22 October 2015.

On 18 December 2015, Flack was part of the presenting team for ITV's Christmas telethon Text Santa .

On 8 May 2016, Flack began co-presenting Sunday Morning Breakfast from 9 am to noon over the summer with Gethin Jones across the Heart Network. [25]

Strictly Come Dancing

In August 2014, Flack was announced as a contestant on the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing . Her professional partner was Pasha Kovalev. The couple earned the first perfect 40 of the series for their salsa in the semi-finals, followed by an additional 3 in the finals giving them a perfect total of 120 points, a feat unmatched in the history of the competition. On 20 December 2014, Flack and Kovalev were crowned the champions of the series. [26]

Strictly Come Dancing performances
Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoresResult
Revel HorwoodBussellGoodmanTonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Can You Feel It"6777No Elimination
2 Tango / "Blame"7778Safe
3 Rumba / "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"8889Safe
4 Quickstep / "We Go Together"8898Safe
5 Pasodoble / "Live and Let Die"8989Safe
6 Samba / "Le Freak"7889Safe
7 Waltz / "Three Times a Lady"7888Bottom Two
8 Jive / "Crocodile Rock"99910Safe
9 American Smooth / "Mack the Knife"7899Safe
10 Charleston / "Istanbul"9101010Safe
11 Argentine Tango / "La Cumparsita"9101010Safe
Waltz-a-Thon / "The Last Waltz"Awarded3JudgesPoints
12 Foxtrot / "Diamonds"8999Safe
Salsa / "María"10101010
13 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Can You Feel It"10101010WINNERS
Showdance / "Angels"10101010
Charleston / "Istanbul"10101010


2001 Is Harry on the Boat? Blonde
2002, 2004 Bo Selecta! Bubbles
2004Weapons of Mass Distraction [27] Corporal Flack
2005 The Games: Live at Trackside Co-presenter2 series
2005 When Games Attack Co-presenter and reporter
2006–2008 TMi Co-presenter3 series
2007 Comic Relief Does Fame Academy Co-presenter
2007 Escape from Scorpion Island Host1 series
2008 Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Semi-Finals Commentator
2008 Big Brother's Big Mouth Week 5 Presenter5 episodes
2009–2010 I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! NOW! Co-presenter2 series
2009 Gladiators Co-presenter1 series
2009 Something for the Weekend Maternity-cover presenter
2009 Dancing on Wheels ParticipantWinner
2010 The Whole 19 Yards Co-presenter1 series
2010 BRIT Awards: Backstage Co-presenter
2011 Minute to Win It Team captain1 series
2011–2013 The Xtra Factor Co-presenter3 series
2013 The X Factor Backstage presenterLive Shows
2014 Viral Tap Presenter1 series
2014 Strictly Come Dancing Contestant Series 12 winner
2015–present Love Island Presenter4 series; 1 upcoming
2015 The X Factor Co-presenter Series 12
2015 Text Santa Co-presenterChristmas appeal show
2017–present Love Island: Aftersun Main presenterLove Island spin-off show
Guest appearances
2016 Heart Network Sunday MorningsCo-presenter

Personal life

In 2015, she came 5th in FHM's Sexiest Women. [29] On 10 July 2018, Flack and Andrew Brady, called off their engagement. [30]

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