TV presenter Caroline Flack has died, weeks before she was due to appear in court accused of assaulting her boyfriend.

News the Love Island host, who was born in Enfield, had died surfaced this afternoon (Saturday, February 15).

The Sun reported the 40-year-old was found dead in her London flat, a family spokesperson told the publication: "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February.

"We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time."

Ms Flack's death comes weeks before she was due to appear in court after allegedly assaulting her boyfriend, Lewis Burton in December 2019.

She is third person to have died connected to the ITV2 dating show, after contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Graydon took their own lives.

Celebrity tributes to the TV presenter including Chris Hughes and Amber Davies, both from series four.

"Words can’t sum this up," Chris wrote. "So sad. Another amazing person taken from this cruel world."

Amber added: "My heart is actually broken." Myleene Klass posted: "Completely shocked by the news. @carolineflack1 I hope you’ve found your peace x RIP."

Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan wrote: "Just seen on Twitter the devastating news that Caroline Flack has been found dead in her home. I’m so sad right now and I actually can’t believe it.

"Can’t imagine what her family are going through right now.’

This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes tweeted: "Caroline Flack …. Dear God. Shocked beyond belief. May she have found peace . #Rip Has to be repercussions for Love Island now surely?"