Who is Caroline Flack’s boyfriend Lewis Burton as she is arrested and charged with assault

Caroline Flack, 40, has been arrested and charged with assault by beating, Metropolitan Police confirmed on December 13.

The star is set to fly out to South Africa to host the new series of Winter Love Island, but fans are calling for her to be replaced. While ITV have declined to comment on whether Caroline will still present the show, the TV star is set to appear at Highbury Magistrates Court charged with assault on December 23.

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Here is everything you need to know about the Love Island host’s boyfriend Lewis:


Who is Lewis Burton?

Lewis Burton is a 27 year old former professional tennis player from London. He now works as a model and businessman, having had success as both a junior tennis player and in doubles tournaments.

He first got into the sport when he was only seven years old, and climbed the ranks to reach number 172 in the singles and the doubles when his sporting career peaked in 2010.

How long have Caroline and Lewis been dating?

In August, Caroline confirmed she was with the handsome ex sportsman. The stunning blonde posted a selfie onto her Instagram stories of her kissing him on the cheek, with the caption: “Best weekend @lewisburtonofficial”

The happy couple were apparently introduced through mutual friends and have been enamoured with each other ever since.

The pair have shared numerous romantic trips together which they showcase on social media, most recently an evening out to Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park. Last month there was even some speculation that they were engaged owing to the fact that the Love Island star was spotted sporting a very sparkly diamond ring.

However, a representative for the star told The Mirror that she was "100% not engaged" but she and Lewis were "very much together".

What was Caroline Flack arrested for?

Caroline was arrested and charged with assault by beating on Friday 13 December. An incident, alleged to have involved Lewis, is said to have taken place in the early hours of Thursday 12 December.

In a statement the Met Police revealed that the 40 year old presenter will appear on bail at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on 23 December.

The Met said: “Caroline Flack, 40, of Islington was charged on Friday, 13 December with assault by beating.

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"This follows an incident at approximately 05:25hrs on Thursday, 12 December after reports of a man being assaulted. He was not seriously injured."

The man in question was treated by paramedics but he is said to not have suffered any severe injuries.

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