Caroline admits she took some flak over X Factor exit

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She hosted the main X Factor show in 2015 and prior to that she hosted the spin-off, The Xtra Factor.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Television presenter Caroline Flack poses for photos at Superdrug at Westfield London as she partners with skincare brand Cetaphil.

Caroline Flack has said her exit from The X Factor showed her how “tough the industry can be”.

Flack, 37, and Olly Murs replaced the ITV show’s long-time host Dermot O’Leary in 2015, but both she and Murs announced they would not return after just one series.

Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2017 – London
Caroline Flack attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2017 (PA)

“It doesn’t matter who you are, it’s never just a walk in the park. You win some, you lose some.

“It’s probably gonna happen to me again somewhere down the line with another job. But I can’t walk away. I’m not a quitter.”

Thank you Fabulous for putting me on the cover of your BRAND NEW magazine … out NEXT Sunday ❤️

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She said: “Honestly, I’m so grateful to all of the production team and to Simon (Cowell) for the opportunities that changed my life. I can’t go back and moan about The X Factor because Xtra Factor was so brilliant.

X Factor Media Launch – London
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs attending the X Factor Media Launch in 2015 (Phillip Toscano/PA Wire)


Flack was recently seen on screen fronting ITV2’s reality dating series Love Island.

She dismissed rumours linking her to one of the show’s contestants, Mike Thalassitis, who was nicknamed Muggy Mike.

Muggy but Huggy

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“I’m not talking about bloody Muggy Mike! Do you honestly think if I was having an affair with Mike I would put it on Instagram?”, she told Fabulous.

Flack added that she is friends with all of the contestants from the series.

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