Love Island host Caroline Flack angrily fires back after show is blamed for Mike Thalassitis death

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack has fired back against criticism aimed at the show.

After the tragic death of Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis, the show was roundly blamed by fans and viewers. Speaking to Cosmopolitan magazine, Caroline, 39, said that she’s “really angry” at the backlash.

She said: “It’s dangerous and I’m really, really angry. It’s not just that you’re blaming a TV show, you’re blaming people and their jobs.

“In life we all have a duty of care to look out for each other, but I don’t think it’s fair to point fingers of blame.

“This is a much bigger issue than just a reality TV show, and when something this bad happens – and I’m talking about Mike – when something this horrible and sad occurs, it’s so dangerous to point fingers within hours and minutes of it happening.

“None of us know what’s going through someone’s mind and we can’t sit there and speculate.

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“It’s time to think about the bigger picture, about what’s going on with young men and young people and the pressures of modern life.

“It’s just too sad and too sensitive to talk about. He was always a total gentleman to me and I’m going to be a total lady back.”

It’s not just Love Island that has faced scrutiny, as Caroline has also battled with speculation and judgement about her personal life too.

However, Caroline, who recently split from Danny Cipriani, says she no longer reads about press about herself.

“Yeah, men don’t get treated like that. But I don’t read it or live by it. You do in the beginning, then after a while you stop caring what people think.

“That happens when you start to love yourself. The only person that can define you is you. Nobody else can. And quite frankly, I have a great life.”

Read the full interview in the July issue of Cosmopolitan – on sale 31st May 2019

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