Caro­line Flack: ‘I Needed A Re­la­tion­ship Detox’

We got the Love Is­land pre­sen­ter to spill all on who she fan­cies. Just don’t men­tion Prince Harry…

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Caro­line Flack is ba­si­cally giv­ing us #hol­i­day­goals from our sofa right now. She looks un­be­liev­ably flaw­less as she hosts this year’s Love Is­land (and new spin-off show After­sun), and we ad­mit we’re a tiny bit ob­sessed.

Sit­ting across from us in the show’s villa, her ex­cite­ment at the re­turn of the dat­ing se­ries is pal­pa­ble. One of the things that makes Caro­line, 37, the per­fect pre­sen­ter is her abil­ity to get caught up in the ro­mances – just like we do.

Much like the is­lan­ders, Flack­ers has had her fair share of ups and downs when it comes to dat­ing, hav­ing pre­vi­ously been tar­geted over her re­ported ro­mances with Harry Styles and Prince Harry (‘I’m not talk­ing about him,’ she tells us firmly). But now she tells us ex­clu­sively that she is back on the scene fol­low­ing a ‘re­la­tion­ship detox’ – and she’s brought life lessons with her.

‘I’ve jumped from re­la­tion­ship to re­la­tion­ship since my twen­ties,’ she says. ‘I think it was re­ally healthy to just take a break.’

Caro­line feels like she needed time to put her­self first. ‘It just sort of re­set my brain re­ally and I got in touch with other things,’ she ad­mits. ‘I re­con­nected with friends I hadn’t seen for ages. It sounds re­ally cheesy but it def­i­nitely worked.’

Now, the star’s do­ing what she loves on screen, has found a ‘happy bal­ance’ with her new fit­ness regime and is train­ing for her lead role in West End mu­si­cal Crazy For You.

But did time away from re­la­tion­ships also give her a con­fi­dence boost? ‘I kind of know what I want more,’ she ex­plains. ‘Maybe it’s con­fi­dence in know­ing what I want, rather than con­fi­dence in my­self.’

So what ex­actly is go­ing on in her love life? ‘I’m dat­ing! I’m not dat­ing a par­tic­u­lar per­son,’ Caro­line says. But she’s not meet­ing guys on Tin­der: ‘I don’t think you can feel a chem­istry on­line, per­son­ally. It’s ei­ther there or it’s not. It’s that con­nec­tion. That’s re­ally hard to find. I don’t get that very of­ten, so when it hap­pens it’s like: “Yes!”’

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