Caro­line kicks off four pages of Love Is­land gos­sip

She’s newly en­gaged to gor­geous fella An­drew Brady and is the host of TV’s hottest sum­mer show – we catch up with the ef­fer­ves­cent Caro­line Flack to talk about Love Is­land, find­ing that elu­sive ro­man­tic spark and her own wed­ding plans…

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It’s the sum­mer show that has us hooked to our TV screens, as gor­geous sin­gle­tons from around the coun­try flock to a pic­ture-per­fect Ma­jor­can villa look­ing for love. As the new series of Love Is­land kicks off, we chat to a very tanned, happy and loved-up Caro­line Flack to get all the goss.

Over a glass of pros­ecco in the gor­geous Span­ish villa that will be the set for this year’s siz­zling show, Caro­line, 38, opens up about her wed­ding plans to fi­ancé An­drew Brady, 27, the couples from pre­vi­ous years, and why she be­lieves in love at first sight…

YOU LOOK VERY TANNED...

I’ve been here for a few days with my fi­ancé. He was an­noyed, as it was cloudy, so he thought he wouldn’t tan. He didn’t be­lieve me that you can tan through the clouds, so he stayed in­side do­ing noth­ing and I was out­side.

DOES HOST­ING THE TV SHOW MAKE YOU FEEL MORE RO­MAN­TIC?

Def­i­nitely. I love the jour­ney the con­tes­tants are on – es­pe­cially the dec­la­ra­tions at the end. It’s like real life am­pli­fied. You see them go­ing through what most peo­ple go through in six months... in just a few weeks! In real life, we’re still on Tin­der de­cid­ing if we’re go­ing to match with that per­son or not. There’s none of that here, as they don’t have their phones or so­cial me­dia, so it’s all about the art of con­ver­sa­tion. It al­ways makes me laugh when they have to talk about how they feel about each other, and they’re like, three days into the re­la­tion­ship – I wouldn’t do that for six months!

DO YOU BE­LIEVE PEO­PLE CAN FALL IN LOVE AF­TER SIX MONTHS?

Yes! One hun­dred per cent. Most of my re­la­tion­ships, I’ve known in­stantly. It’s about a con­nec­tion and if it’s there, then you know. It’s such a sim­ple sub­ject, but it’s also re­ally com­pli­cated, be­cause that spark with some­one is hard to de­scribe.

YOUR EN­GAGE­MENT RING IS VERY MEGHAN MARKLE...

Is it? I didn’t know that! I’ve never been the sort of girl who de­signed a wed­ding dress in her mind, or spent time think­ing about her wed­ding.

IS AN­DREW GO­ING TO SPEND MUCH TIME OUT IN MA­JORCA WITH YOU DUR­ING FILM­ING?

I don’t know at the mo­ment, but he’s here now. I’m not sure what he’s up to... prob­a­bly fish­ing. He loves fish­ing!

ARE YOU HAPPY YOU’RE EN­GAGED?

Yes, very happy! It would be weird if I wasn’t. I’m re­ally happy.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHEN YOU’LL GET MAR­RIED?

No, we haven’t de­cided any­thing. I don’t know what to do to or­gan­ise a wed­ding. I was hop­ing I’d get en­gaged and some­one would call me and be like, ‘I hear you’re get­ting mar­ried, do you want me to or­gan­ise it for you?’ But no one has! Maybe I’ll get mar­ried in the villa!

ARE YOU STILL IN TOUCH WITH ANY­ONE FROM PRE­VI­OUS SERIES?

Yes, al­though mainly just on DM. Olivia Buck­land has asked for my ad­dress to in­vite me to the wed­ding so, hope­fully, I’ll be go­ing to that. I speak to Camilla Thur­low, be­cause she now works with my best friend who runs a refugee char­ity.

YOU LOOK TINY! THE HAP­PI­NESS IS COM­ING OUT OF YOU...

I’ve been cut­ting out dairy for two years. That’s the only thing I kept up from a few years ago, when I was on a health kick and I gave up sugar. I eat a bit of sugar now.

IS YOUR AP­PROACH TO THE SHOW DIF­FER­ENT THIS YEAR BE­CAUSE YOU’RE SET­TLED DOWN?

I still don’t think I’m the right per­son to give ad­vice. I’m not go­ing to be like, ‘Guys, lis­ten to me. I’m set­tled down now...’

HAVE YOU MET CARA DE LA HOYDE AND NATHAN MASSEY’S BABY?

I’ve not seen them since the show. I’m glad they’re back to­gether. It’s amaz­ing to think that this show re­ally can cre­ate real love. Alex Bowen and Olivia are bril­liant to­gether, too, which is funny, be­cause I was du­bi­ous about them when they got to­gether in the villa. I wasn’t sure if it would last. But that’s the great thing about the show, we test re­la­tion­ships and see how re­silient they are.

WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL CON­FI­DENT?

Be­ing tanned and do­ing my hair. If I’ve not done my hair, I feel re­ally gross. I wash and blow dry it every day. I get up ex­tra early to make sure I can do it, oth­er­wise it’s frizzy. I dry, straighten, then curl – and it takes ages! I’m al­ways hot be­cause of it – it feels like a car­pet.

WHEN ARE YOU MOST COM­FORT­ABLE WITH YOUR­SELF?

When I’m in my PJs. I have about a hun­dred pairs! When I go shop­ping, I al­ways buy them. I’ve got comfy ones, warm ones, silk ones – it’s my favourite thing. I put them on as soon as I get home.

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THERE ARE 200 200 CON­DOMS AND BOT­TLES OF SUN VILLA CREAM IN THE IS­LANDERS’ FOR THE AR­RIVAL Olivia’s ro­mance sur­prised Caro­line

SEV­ENTY CAM­ERAS ARE IN­STALLED THROUGH­OUT THE VILLA AND GAR­DEN TO CAP­TURE EVERY MO­MENT

Re­veal’s Lisa in the Love Is­land villa

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