ITV pulls single episode of 'Love Island' after death of Caroline Flack

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Caroline Flack has died aged 40. (AP)

ITV cancelled an episode of Love Island after the death of Caroline Flack.

Former Love Island presenter Flack was found dead in her east London flat aged 40 on Saturday.

Love Island: Unseen Bits, which airs at 9pm on Saturday nights on ITV2, was pulled from the schedules and replaced by reruns of You’ve Been Framed.

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'Love Island: Unseen Bits' was pulled from schedules (ITV)

The next episode of the live show is scheduled to air on Sunday night at 9pm on ITV2.

A lawyer for the Flack family confirmed the TV presenter had taken her own life.

Following her death, an ITV spokeswoman said: "Everybody at Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news. 

“Caroline was a much-loved member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends."

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Flack’s family also confirmed her death in a statement, adding: “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February.

“We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time and we would ask they make no attempt to contact us and/or photograph us.”

Laura Whitmore took over as host of 'Love Island' after Flack stood down (ITV)

Laura Whitmore took over as host of ITV2 dating show Love Island this year when Flack stepped down after being charged with assault following a row with boyfriend Lewis Burton.

She was awaiting trial after pleading not guilty to charges of assault by beating at a hearing last month. She was on bail and awaiting trial to begin on 4 March.