Caroline Flack's boyfriend speaks out in heart-wrenching Instagram post after her death

The boyfriend of British television host Caroline Flack has spoken out following her death on Saturday.

Lewis Burton posted a picture of himself with Flack on Instagram saying he is heartbroken.

"We had something so special," the 27-year-old tennis player wrote.

"I am so lost for words, I am in so much pain, I miss you so much."

Flack was found dead at her London flat three weeks before she was to face trial for allegations she assaulted Burton.

The 40-year-old Love Island UK host denied all charges and entered a not guilty plea in December.

Her management described the case as a "show trial" and said it was "without merit and not in the public interest".

She was accused of hitting Burton in the head with a lamp after reading texts which made her think he was cheating on her. 

Burton and Flack were not allowed to see each other in the lead up to the trial but remained in a relationship.

"I was not allowed to be there this time I kept asking and asking," write Burton on Sunday.

"I will be your voice baby I will ask all the questions you wanted and I will get all the answers. Nothing will bring you back, but I will try to make you proud every day."

Flack's death has renewed calls for Love Island UK to have a better duty of care for its staff. The host's death is the third linked to the show in three years.


Contestant Sophie Gradon died in 2019 aged 32 and 26-year-old Mike Thalassitis died in 2019.

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