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Wednesday 15th July 2020

Caroline Flack 'lies awake at night worrying her career is over' following assault charge

She'll be back in court next month

She headed back to Blighty last week following an extended break in Los Angeles, but former Love Island presenter is said to be in "turmoil" behind closed doors.

It comes as she awaits trial for assault by battery on boyfriend Lewis Burton.

Caroline is due in court at the start of next month and it's said that, despite putting on a brave face,  the star is "struggling".

Caroline is said to be in a bad place ahead of her trial (Credit: Splash News)

A source told New! that Caroline isn't in a good place.

They said: "Caroline is home and friends fear she’s not in a good place. It’s a major struggle for her and she’s feeling the pressure of the public judging her. As much as she’s trying to put on a brave face, she’s privately, and understandably, feeling very stressed."

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Although Love Island bosses have said the door is open for the star to return to the show, the "massive turnaround in her fortunes" has taken its toll.

She’s fretting to her closest friends that she lies awake at night thinking her career could be over and everyone is revelling in her downfall.

"She is really struggling with the massive turnaround in her fortunes. The toll it’s taken on her has been immense. She’s fretting to her closest friends that she lies awake at night thinking her career could be over and everyone is revelling in her downfall," they added.

Caroline is back in the UK after fleeing to Los Angeles (Credit: Splash News)

The fact that Caroline and Lewis are banned from contacting each other as per her bail conditions is also affecting the star.

"The worst thing is she doesn’t even have the security of her relationship,” the insider added.

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Last week, Lewis took to Instagram to insist the pair were still very much an item, despite reports they had broken up.

He shared a picture of them together on Instagram Stories and said: "We ain’t split," with a love heart emoji.

He added: "Can’t wait to see you."

Love Island bosses have said the door is open for Caroline to return (Credit: Splash News)

She is accused of hitting him around the head with a lamp while he slept, with Caroline stepping down from her presenting role on Love Island and promptly fleeing to Los Angeles.

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