Caroline Flack ‘is invited to attend self-help seminar in LA by Russell Brand to deal with her issues’ following her assault charge
Caroline Flack has reportedly been invited to attend a self-help seminar in Los Angeles, where she is currently holidaying, by her friend Russell Brand.
The TV presenter, 40, stepped down from hosting the winter series of Love Island after she was charged with assault and now Russell, 44, wants to help her out.
According to The Mirror, the seminar is based on Russell’s book Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions, with tickets to the seminar costing £120.
Help: Caroline Flack, 40, has reportedly been invited to attend a self-help seminar in LA by her friend Russell Brand (pictured in December 2019)
A source told the publication: ‘Russell wants Caroline to deal with her ‘issues’ and wants her to join him at the Recovery Live seminar he is doing in Los Angeles in a couple of weeks’ time.
‘Russell was the one who advised Caroline to jet out of the UK and to the States, where she is staying with some of their joint friends.’
Love Island commissioning editor Amanda Stavri revealed producers are in ‘constant contact’ with Caroline during her break from the series and said ‘the door is open’ for her return.
Caroline’s industry pal Laura Whitmore was announced as the TV star’s replacement last month, just days after she stood down from the show.
Advice: According to The Mirror, the seminar is based on Russell’s book Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions, with tickets to the seminar costing £120
In late December, Caroline appeared in court over the incident with her beau – where a judge heard she hit the former tennis player over the head with a lamp while he slept – days after news of her replacement broke.
The court was told she read texts on Lewis’ phone that made her think he was cheating on her before the alleged attack.
Caroline – who pleaded not guilty at Highbury Magistrates’ Court – was released on bail until her trial on March 4.
Following the hearing, the media personality insisted she won’t ‘not be silenced’ in a bold social media post shared on December 24.
A source said: ‘Russell wants Caroline to deal with her ‘issues’ and wants her to join him at the Recovery Live seminar he is doing in a couple of weeks’ time’ (pictured in November 2019)
Uploading an old image of herself on the red carpet, she wrote: ‘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.’ [sic]
Comeback: Love Island commissioning editor Amanda Stavri revealed producers are in ‘constant contact’ with Caroline (pictured in November 2019)
Bosses recently confirmed the ‘door is still open’ for the former X Factor host to return to Love Island amid her charge.
Love Island commissioning editor Amanda told The Mirror: ‘We are continuing to talk to Caroline. We are in constant contact and the door is open.’
An ITV spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline: ‘ITV has a long standing relationship with Caroline and we understand and accept her decision. We will remain in contact with her over the coming months about future series of Love Island.’
Stepping in: Caroline’s industry pal Laura Whitmore was announced as the TV star’s replacement last month, just days after she stood down from the show
Ahead her debut, Laura, 34, admitted her dream role as Love Island’s new presenter has been overshadowed by the controversy surrounding predecessor Caroline’s arrest.
‘It’s not a great situation at all,’ she said. ‘It’s not ideal and Caroline has been incredible. She messaged me before ITV contacted me and said that she really hoped I got the role.
‘She said, ‘I know how much of a fan you are of the show’. I just thought that was so lovely. I’m so happy to do the show, but I just wish it was in a different situation.’
A self-confessed Love Island super-fan, the star will adopt the same motherly, protective approach as her predecessor when the villa finally opens its doors.
Laura arrived knowing full well that fans will be keenly judging her as Caroline’s replacement, and has already been approached by complete strangers with messages of support – making the prospect of stepping in as presenter an even more daunting one.
Gig: Laura admitted her dream role as Love Island’s new presenter has been overshadowed by the controversy surrounding predecessor Caroline’s arrest (pictured with Iain Stirling)
She added: ‘The whole thing just feels intimidating because it’s such a huge show, and I’m a huge fan and I know it so well.
‘When I was on the plane coming over, the lovely air hostess woke me up and she said, ‘Good luck with the show!’ Then I was at the hotel and an older guy came up to me and said, ‘I love the show, good luck!’
‘It’s such a big show that everyone knows you’re doing it. The show itself, I’m like, ‘Oh, I can do this. I’ve worked in TV a while’, but then so many people love this show so much. I just want to do it justice and just be me.’
Love Island launches on ITV2, Sunday January 12th.
Charges: Caroline stepped down from hosting the winter series of Love Island after she was charged with assault (pictured in May 2018)