This is the interior of Love Island presenter Caroline Flack’s £3,000-a-month apartment where she killed herself.
The troubled TV star was found dead on Saturday in the two-bedroom top floor loft space in Stoke Newington, East London, which she had been renting in recent weeks after trying to sell her former home in Islington.
She moved into the 1,400 sq ft flat in a former Victorian schoolhouse after putting her former property up for sale last September, three months before she was arrested on suspicion of attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27.
But Miss Flack, 40, then took the £1.1million Islington property off the market last month so she could rent it out as a source of income, having lost her £1.2million salary as the host of Love Island after stepping down.
Caroline Flack’s friend Lou Teasdale posted a photograph on Instagram on Sunday of her with Miss Flack in the flat (above), saying: ‘Here’s us like five days ago really happy, lolling, telling each other we’re really fit and funny… I love you’
Miss Flack was found dead on Saturday in this two-bedroom top floor loft space in Stoke Newington, East London
Miss Flack moved into the 1400 sq ft flat in a former Victorian schoolhouse after putting her former property up for sale
Miss Flack had been renting the apartment in Stoke Newington, East London, in recent weeks after selling her former home
A listing on London Lofts said the property has a ‘modern kitchen and access to a fantastic private roof terrace’
The part-furnished apartment was described by the estate agents London Lofts as coming with ‘excellent security’
The Stoke Newington home became available last November for £695 a week or £3,020 per calendar month, and was described by estate agents as an ‘amazing top floor loft’ offering ‘character living space in a superb location.’
A listing on London Lofts said it is ‘dominated by a huge, triple-height living room, with exposed bricks, parquet flooring and huge period windows’, and has a ‘modern kitchen and access to a fantastic private roof terrace’.
The part-furnished apartment, where Miss Flack’s friend Lou Teasdale had been staying with her, was also described by the agents as coming with ‘excellent security and an allocated off-street parking space’.
Miss Teasdale posted a photograph on Instagram on Sunday of her with Miss Flack in the flat, saying: ‘Here’s us like five days ago really happy, lolling, telling each other we’re really fit and funny… I love you.’
The home is ‘dominated by a huge, triple-height living room, with exposed bricks, parquet flooring and huge period windows’
The loft property in Stoke Newington became available last November for £695 a week or £3,020 per calendar month
Miss Flack moved to the Stoke Newington flat after being told by a court she could not have any contact with her boyfriend
Love Island presenter Caroline Flack killed herself at the £3,000-a-month apartment in Stoke Newington, East London
Miss Flack had moved into the 1400 sq ft flat Stoke Newington, East London, which is in a former Victorian schoolhouse
Miss Flack was told at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in North London two months ago that she could not have any contact with Mr Burton before her upcoming trial for allegedly attacking him.
She told police she would kill herself after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend in December. Miss Flack, who was described as ‘vulnerable’ by her management, had denied assaulting Mr Burton at her former flat in Islington.
Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court heard that, in the aftermath of the alleged incident, Miss Flack told police ‘I did it’ and then warned she would kill herself. She was arrested and charged with assault by beating.
Miss Flack stepped down from presenting the current winter series of Love Island after the alleged assault. The ITV programme did not air on Sunday night, but will be back on tonight with a tribute showreel to Flack.
Police cars parked near the apartment building in Stoke Newington yesterday where Miss Flack was found dead on Saturday
A floral tribute placed yesterday outside the building in Stoke Newington where Miss Flack lived and was found dead
Floral tributes placed outside Miss Flack’s former home in Islington, North London, today which she put up for sale last year
The shock news prompted a flood of tributes from celebrities. But it also brought questions about the decision to persist with prosecuting Miss Flack for the alleged assault on her boyfriend.
Miss Flack’s management company criticised the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for pressing ahead with what it called her ‘show trial’ even after her boyfriend said he did not support it.
She is the fourth person linked to the ITV2 dating programme to have killed themselves. Sophie Gradon, who was a contestant in 2016, was found dead at her home in 2018 at the age of 32.
Her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong, who had found her body, killed himself three weeks later aged 25. Mike Thalassitis, who appeared in the 2017 series, was 26 when he was found dead in a park in March last year.
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