Caroline Flack

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Caroline Flack
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Born Caroline Louise Flack
(1979-11-09) 9 November 1979 (age 34)
Thetford, Norfolk, England[1]
Residence London, England
Nationality British
Occupation TV presenter
Years active 2000–present
Known for I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here NOW! (2008–10)(2014-)
The Whole 19 Yards (2010)
The Xtra Factor (2011–13)
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)

Caroline Louise Flack (born 9 November 1979) is an English television presenter whose career began when she starred in Bo' Selecta! in 2002, but 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 to 2010, due to return in 2014, and The Xtra Factor from 2011 to 2013.

Career[edit]

Flack got her break playing Bubbles on the sketch show Bo' Selecta! in 2002.[2] 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 alongside Justin Lee Collins. She also had a regular segment in the video games show When Games Attack in 2005.[3] A year later, she was a co-presenter on the Saturday morning show TMi alongside 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.[4]

In March 2007, Flack hosted the CBBC coverage of Comic Relief does Fame Academy.[5] She commentated on the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with Paddy O'Connell.[6] Flack also hosted Big Brother's Big Mouth for 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".[7] However, this was not the first time that she was linked to Big Brother. Before the series started, it had been reported that Caroline was Dermot O'Leary's replacement on Big Brother's Little Brother.[8]

In November 2008, it was announced that Flack would be replacing Kirsty Gallacher as the co-host of Gladiators with Ian Wright for the second series which was broadcast on Sky1 in 2009.[9] In July 2009, Flack began providing maternity cover for Amanda Hamilton on the BBC's Sunday morning show Something for the Weekend.

In 2009 , Flack won the BBC Three series Dancing on Wheels with disabled partner James O'Shea[10] and together the pair represented Great Britain in the 2009 Wheelchair Dancing European Championships in Tel Aviv, finishing 16th in their category.[11]

Flack co-presented game show The Whole 19 Yards with Vernon Kay on ITV in 2010. She also modelled for the lads' mag Maxim.[12]

ITV2[edit]

In 2008, Flack began hosting the ITV2 reality TV show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here NOW!.[13] Filming clashes with I'm a Celebrity meant that Flack could not film the next series of TMi, leading to her bowing out after three series. She returned to the Australian jungle to once again host I'm a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here Now! for ITV2 in November 2010.

She has presented backstage at the 2010 BRIT Awards for ITV2 on 16 February 2010.

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.[14] Flack and Murs both returned for the ninth series. Flack returned as presenter for the tenth series in 2013, while Murs left and Matt Richardson became Flack's co-presenter.[15] In October 2013, it was announced that Flack would present The X Factor backstage during the live shows on Saturdays.[16] On 12 June 2014, it was confirmed that Flack would not return to present The Xtra Factor for series 11[17] and was replaced by Sarah-Jane Crawford.

Since leaving the Xtra Factor Caroline has been confirmed as a contestant on Series 12 of Strictly Come Dancing who are The X Factor's main rivals.

From 27 April 2014, Flack began hosting ITV2 game show Viral Tap.

Filmography[edit]

Year Show Role
2001 Is Harry On The Boat? Blonde
2002, 2004 Bo Selecta! Bubbles
2005 The Games: Live at Trackside Co-presenter
When Games Attack Co-presenter and reporter
2006-08 TMi Co-presenter
2007 Comic Relief Does Fame Academy CBBC coverage presenter
Escape from Scorpion Island Host
2008 Eurovision Song Contest 2008 BBC Three semi-finals commentator
Big Brother's Big Mouth Week 5 Presenter
2009-10 I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! NOW! Co-Presenter
2009 Gladiators Co-host
Something for the Weekend Maternity-cover presenter
Dancing on Wheels Participant
2010 The Whole 19 Yards Co-Presenter
BRIT Awards: Backstage Co-Presenter
2011 Minute to Win It Team Captain
2011—13 The Xtra Factor Co-Presenter
2013 The X Factor Backstage Presenter
2014 Viral Tap Presenter
Strictly Come Dancing Participant

Personal life[edit]

Flack briefly dated One Direction singer Harry Styles, a relationship that garnered much controversy and criticism due to Flack being 14 years older than Styles. The relationship ended January 2012. Since Summer 2013, Flack has been in a relationship with 25 year old music producer Jack Street, who manages bands including Disclosure and Sam Smith.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caroline Flack". FHM. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Caroline Flack – She's not your typical childrens' television presenter". Daily Mail (London). 20 November 2007. 
  3. ^ Lee Coan (30 November 2007). "Caroline Flack – She's not your typical children's television presenter". Mail on Sunday. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Escape from Scorpion Island". BBC. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Caroline Flack – Fame Academy". BBC. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Eurovision 2008". BBC. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 7 June. 
  7. ^ "Big Brother blogger on Big Brother’s Big Mouth". mirror.co.uk. Archived from the original on 17 July 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2008. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Latest News - New Presenter: Caroline Flack - Gladiators". Gladiatorszone.co.uk. 2008-11-03. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  10. ^ Alex Fletcher (12 March 2010). "Flack, O'Shea win 'Dancing on Wheels'". 
  11. ^ "Wheelchair Dancing European Championships results table". 
  12. ^ "Caroline Flack: I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of These Clothes!". Maxim. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  13. ^ "Flack Flies to the Jungle". The Sun (London). 19 August 2009. 
  14. ^ "Twitter / TheXFactor: @carolineflack1 and Olly Murs". Twitter.com. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  15. ^ Bull, Sarah (2013-05-29). "Xtra Factor 2013: Caroline Flack returns to hosting role... but Olly Murs is replaced by comedian Matt Richardson | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  16. ^ "'She's certainly being lined up as the next big, female presenter': Caroline Flack to co-host X Factor's live shows with Dermot O'Leary from next week". Daily Mail (London). 6 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "'X Factor': Caroline Flack Replaced On Spin-Off Show 'The Xtra Factor' By Radio 1Xtra DJ, Sarah Jane Crawford". Huffingtonpost.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  18. ^ Emma Gritt (2012-08-21). "Caroline Flack talks about her relationship with One Direction singer Harry Styles | Mail Online". London: Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 

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Preceded by
Sophie McDonnell
Host of CBBC does Fame Academy
(with Jake Humphrey)

2007
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Emma Willis
Female host of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Now
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Laura Whitmore
Preceded by
Konnie Huq
Host of The Xtra Factor
2011–2013 (with Matt Richardson)
Succeeded by
Sarah-Jane Crawford