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13/01/2020 09:53 GMT | Updated 13/01/2020 15:57 GMT

Caroline Flack Breaks Social Media Silence To Send Message To Love Island Replacement Laura Whitmore

The former Love Island host previously claimed she'd been "advised not to go on social media" after being charged with assault.

Caroline Flack made a brief return to social media ahead of Sunday night’s Love Island launch show, to send a sweet message to her replacement, Laura Whitmore.

Last month, Caroline made the decision to step down from the new series of Love Island following her arrest and subsequent charge with assault, claiming she did not want to be a “distraction” from the show.

Since then, Caroline has pleaded not guilty to assault, and revealed to her followers shortly after her initial hearing that she’d been advised against posting on social media.

However, on Sunday night she did post a short message on her Instagram story, addressed to Laura.

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Caroline Flack

“Massive good luck to Laura, Iain [Stirling, the comedian who provides voice-over commentary for Love Island] and the team for tonight’s launch show,” she wrote.

“The first one[’s] always the best one.”

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Laura Whitmore

Caroline previously said: “Been advised not to go on social media... but I wanted to say happy Christmas to everyone who has been so incredibly kind to me this year... this kind of scrutiny and speculation is a lot to take on for one person to take on their own.

“I’m a human being at the end of the day and I’m not going to be silenced when I have a story to tell and a life to keep going with …. I’m taking some time out to get feeling better and learn some lessons from situations I’ve got myself into to. I have nothing but love to give and best wishes for everyone.”

Since then, Caroline was pictured at Heathrow airport, amid reports she was flying to LA by herself.

Love Island airs every night on ITV2.

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