Flack in 2012
|Born||Caroline Louise Flack
(1979-11-09) 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)
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 presenter, radio presenter and model, whose career began when she starred in Bo’ Selecta! in 2002, but who has since gone on to present 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.
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.
Flack was born in Enfield, London and attended Great Hockham Primary School and Wayland Community High School in Watton, Norfolk. She broke her jaw in a playground accident when she was 12, spending eight weeks with it wired shut.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Strictly Come Dancing performances
|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||3 series|
|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|
- Guest appearances
- Celebrity Juice (13 May 2010, 6 October 2011, 26 April 2012, 18 October 2012, 17 October 2013, 1 May 2014, 19 March 2015, 31 March 2016) – Panellist
- All Star Family Fortunes (12 December 2010) – Contestant
- Odd One In (2 July 2011) – Panellist
- Never Mind the Buzzcocks (2 December 2011, 12 November 2012) – Panellist
- Loose Women (25 June 2012, 12 January 2015) – Guest
- Sweat the Small Stuff (30 April 2013) – Panellist
- Lemon La Vida Loca (20 June 2013) – Cameo
- Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (22 June 2013) – Contestant
- Alan Carr: Chatty Man (3 October 2014, 29 May 2015) – Guest
- Alan Carr’s New Year Specstacular (31 December 2014) – Guest
- Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (27 February 2016, 2 April 2016) – Herself
|2016||Heart Network||Sunday Mornings||Co-presenter|
Caroline Flack briefly dated One Direction singer Harry Styles, a relationship that garnered a degree of controversy and criticism due to Flack being 14 years older than Styles and Styles being only 17 at the time. The relationship ended in January 2012.