Flack in 2012
Caroline Louise Flack
9 November 1979
Enfield, London, England
|Occupation||TV and radio presenter|
|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)
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
Caroline Louise Flack (born 9 November 1979) is an English television and radio presenter, actress and model. 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).
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 is a British free-to-air television channel owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a division of ITV plc. It was launched on 7 December 1998 and is available digitally via satellite, cable, IPTV and terrestrial (Freeview) platforms. 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 was 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.
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.
Love Island is a British dating reality show. It is a revival of the earlier 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 live on ITV2. Unlike the original series, the contestants are members of the public rather than celebrities.
The X Factor is a British reality television music competition to find new singing talent. The contestants are aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. Created by Simon Cowell, the show began in 2004 and has since aired annually from August/September until December. The show is produced by Fremantle's Thames and Cowell's production company Syco Entertainment. It is broadcast on the ITV network in the UK and simulcast on Virgin Media One in Ireland. "X Factor" refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality. The series consists of auditions, bootcamp, judges' houses, several weeks of live shows, semi-finals and the final. The series had a spin-off behind-the-scenes show called The Xtra Factor, which aired directly after the main show on ITV2. This lasted for the first thirteen series, when it was cancelled by ITV in January 2017. It is replaced by an online spin-off show Xtra Bites exclusively on the ITV Hub. The first three series were presented by Kate Thornton, then from series four to eleven, the show was presented by Dermot O'Leary. Series 12 was presented by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs with O'Leary returning for series 13 onwards.
Flack was born in Enfield, London and attended Great Hockham Primary School and Wayland Community High School in Watton, Norfolk.
Enfield Town, also known as Enfield, 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 commenced. Enfield Town had a population of 115,762 in 2011.
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.
In 2002, Flack got her break on television playing Bubbles on the sketch show Bo' Selecta!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 . 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.
Channel 4 is a British public-service free-to-air television network that 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 TV channel for the first time.
The Games is a British reality sports game show that ran on Channel 4 for four series, in which 10 celebrities competed against each other, by doing Olympic-style events, such as weight lifting, gymnastics and diving. At the end of the series, the contestants with the most points from each round were awarded either a gold, silver or bronze medal. The show was mainly filmed in Sheffield, at the Sheffield Arena, Don Valley Stadium and Ponds Forge. In later series, the English Institute of Sport – Sheffield, iceSheffield and in series 4 the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham were used for the first time.
E4 is a British free-to-air television channel 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.
In March 2007, Flack hosted the CBBC coverage of Comic Relief does Fame Academy ,commenting on the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with Paddy O'Connell. 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". 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 .
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 O'Connell is a British television and radio presenter, working mainly for the BBC.
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.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! 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 and together the pair represented Great Britain in the 2009 Wheelchair Dancing European Championships in Tel Aviv, finishing 16th in their category.
Kirsty Jane Gallacher is a British television presenter.
Ian Edward Wright, is an English former professional footballer and television and radio personality. He is currently a studio pundit for BBC Sport, ITV Sport and BT 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 .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 .
In May 2011, it was announced that Flack and Olly Murs would co-present the eighth series of The Xtra Factor , replacing Konnie Huq.Flack and Murs both returned for the ninth series. Flack returned for the tenth series in 2013, while Murs was replaced by Matt Richardson. In October 2013, it was announced that Flack would present The X Factor backstage during the live shows on Saturdays. On 12 June 2014, it was confirmed that Flack would not return for series 11 and was replaced by Sarah-Jane Crawford.
In 2014, Flack hosted the ITV2 show Viral Tap .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.On 22 February 2016, Flack and Murs confirmed that they would not be returning to The X Factor .
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.
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.
|Week #||Dance/Song||Judges' scores||Result|
|1||Cha-Cha-Cha / "Can You Feel It"||6||7||7||7||No Elimination|
|2||Tango / "Blame"||7||7||7||8||Safe|
|3||Rumba / "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"||8||8||8||9||Safe|
|4||Quickstep / "We Go Together"||8||8||9||8||Safe|
|5||Pasodoble / "Live and Let Die"||8||9||8||9||Safe|
|6||Samba / "Le Freak"||7||8||8||9||Safe|
|7||Waltz / "Three Times a Lady"||7||8||8||8||Bottom Two|
|8||Jive / "Crocodile Rock"||9||9||9||10||Safe|
|9||American Smooth / "Mack the Knife"||7||8||9||9||Safe|
|10||Charleston / "Istanbul"||9||10||10||10||Safe|
|11||Argentine Tango / "La Cumparsita"||9||10||10||10||Safe|
|Waltz-a-Thon / "The Last Waltz"||Awarded||3||Judges||Points|
|12||Foxtrot / "Diamonds"||8||9||9||9||Safe|
|Salsa / "María"||10||10||10||10|
|13||Cha-Cha-Cha / "Can You Feel It"||10||10||10||10||WINNERS|
|Showdance / "Angels"||10||10||10||10|
|Charleston / "Istanbul"||10||10||10||10|
|2001||Is Harry on the Boat?||Sky One||Blonde|
|2002, 2004||Bo Selecta!||Channel 4||Bubbles|
|2004||Weapons of Mass Distraction||ITV 1||Corporal Flack|
|2005||The Games: Live at Trackside||Channel 4||Co-presenter||2 series|
|When Games Attack||Bravo||Co-presenter and reporter|
|2006–2008||TMi||BBC Two||Co-presenter||3 series|
|2007||Comic Relief Does Fame Academy||CBBC||Co-presenter|
|Escape from Scorpion Island||BBC One||Host||1 series|
|2008||Eurovision Song Contest 2008||BBC Three||Semi-Finals Commentator|
|Big Brother's Big Mouth||E4||Week 5 Presenter||5 episodes|
|2009–2010||I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! NOW!||ITV2||Co-presenter||2 series|
|Something for the Weekend||BBC Two||Maternity-cover presenter|
|Dancing on Wheels||BBC Three||Participant||Winner|
|2010||The Whole 19 Yards||ITV||Co-presenter||1 series|
|BRIT Awards: Backstage||ITV2||Co-presenter|
|2011||Minute to Win It||Team captain||1 series|
|2011–2013||The Xtra Factor||Co-presenter||3 series|
|2013||The X Factor||ITV||Backstage presenter||Live Shows|
|2014||Viral Tap||ITV2||Presenter||1 series|
|Strictly Come Dancing||BBC One||Contestant||Series 12 winner|
|2015–present||Love Island||ITV2||Presenter||4 series; 1 upcoming|
|2015||The X Factor||ITV||Co-presenter||Series 12|
|Text Santa||Co-presenter||Christmas appeal show|
|2017–present||Love Island: Aftersun||ITV2||Main presenter||Love Island spin-off show|
|2016||Heart Network||Sunday Mornings||Co-presenter|
In 2015, she came 5th in FHM's Sexiest Women.On 10 July 2018, Flack and Andrew Brady, called off their engagement.
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