Flack in 2012
Caroline Louise Flack
9 November 1979
|Occupation||Radio and television 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 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).
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?||Blonde|
|2002, 2004||Bo Selecta!||Bubbles|
|2004||Weapons of Mass Distraction||Corporal Flack|
|2005||The Games: Live at Trackside||Co-presenter||2 series|
|2005||When Games Attack||Co-presenter and reporter|
|2007||Comic Relief Does Fame Academy||Co-presenter|
|2007||Escape from Scorpion Island||Host||1 series|
|2008||Eurovision Song Contest 2008||Semi-Finals Commentator|
|2008||Big Brother's Big Mouth||Week 5 Presenter||5 episodes|
|2009–2010||I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! NOW!||Co-presenter||2 series|
|2009||Something for the Weekend||Maternity-cover presenter|
|2009||Dancing on Wheels||Participant||Winner|
|2010||The Whole 19 Yards||Co-presenter||1 series|
|2010||BRIT Awards: Backstage||Co-presenter|
|2011||Minute to Win It||Team captain||1 series|
|2011–2013||The Xtra Factor||Co-presenter||3 series|
|2013||The X Factor||Backstage presenter||Live Shows|
|2014||Viral Tap||Presenter||1 series|
|2014||Strictly Come Dancing||Contestant||Series 12 winner|
|2015–present||Love Island||Presenter||4 series; 1 upcoming|
|2015||The X Factor||Co-presenter||Series 12|
|2015||Text Santa||Co-presenter||Christmas appeal show|
|2017–present||Love Island: Aftersun||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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