Ex-Love Island host Caroline Flack finds unlikely pal in Kerry Katona as she faces her demons ahead of assault trial

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THEY may seem like unlikely allies, but beleaguered Caroline Flack has forged a friendship with troubled Kerry Katona.

The ex-Atomic Kitten singer found common ground with the former Love Island presenter, who is facing assault charges after being involved in a bloody bust-up with boyfriend Lewis Burton.

Kerry Katona has forged an unlikely friendship with troubled former Love Island host Caroline Flack

Kerry knows what its like to have a private life played out in public and the effect it can have on a showbiz career.

She said: It makes me angry at how this industry works. No one knows what went on behind those closed doors. I am not going to judge Caroline at all.

Kerry also said it was more difficult for a woman to come back from setbacks.

Kerry said: I applaud Ant McPartlin. I adore him. Hes done f***ing amazing to pull it all back.

Kerry found common ground with Caroline, as both have had their private lives play out under the spotlight

But I think it is different for a man than it is for a woman. Within eight months of him crashing his car under the influence, into another with a little girl in it, he is winning awards.

Then theres me on This Morning, slurring my words due to mental health medication. I am still to this day crawling back up that ladder.

I think with Caroline its different because shes a woman. When we mess up, we have a hard time with it.

Caroline stood down as host of Winter Love Island after her fracas with Lewis at her London home last month.

Caroline had to step down as Winter Love Island host after a bloody bust-up with her boyfriend Lewis Burton last month

She was arrested for allegedly attacking Lewis while he slept and she is now facing assault charges

But Kerry thinks Caroline could still make a spectacular return to the show, which saw Laura Whitmore step in as presenter at the last minute.

Speaking at Liverpools Skinny Jab shop on Friday, Kerry said: Id like to see her back. I think everyone can pull through.

But she added: I think Laura has done an amazing job. Id worry if I was Caroline, seeing it… shes doing a good job, they are not going to take me back.

True, but I wouldnt share that in your pep talks with Caroline.

Kerry slammed the double standards for men and women in the industry before saying she thinks Caroline could still make a spectacular return to Love Island

‘See her coming a mile off

CHELSEE Healey steps out in style in sparkly stocking boots and a matching glittery headscarf as she enjoys a night out in Manchester.

The Hollyoaks actress, who has played Goldie McQueen on the C4 soap for the past four years, hit the tiles with local singer Michelle McKenna.

Hollyoaks star Chelsee Healey sparkled as she hit the tiles with Manchester singer Michelle McKenna

She posted a pic of her outfit on Instagram, writing cryptically: If I say Im down for you…and you only.

Hopefully they know what that means.

Smut levels on the rise

CRAZY Delicious may be a new-look cookery show, but its still got lashings of old-fashioned innuendo.

Forget Bake Offs soggy bottoms, contestants on the Channel 4 series which boasts Heston Blumenthal as a judge take smut to a new level on tomorrow nights first episode.

Heston Blumenthal’s new show Crazy Delicious looks like it will offer up lashings of old- fashioned innuendo

Competitors can pick, pluck and snip from a garden which contains edible blossom and chocolate soil to a drinkable babbling brook of champagne.

But my favourite moment is when chef Niklas Ekstedt tells one contestant: Thats a good size sausage youve got going on there.

They should rename it Crazy Salacious.

Nic puts lies fans in dark

FANS of Big Little Lies wont be too pleased with Nicole Kidman’s response when she was asked about a new series.

The dark drama has been shown on Sky Atlantic, but she was evasive when quizzed about a third helping, and suggested they should talk to Reese Witherspoon.

Nicole Kidman hinted that a third series of Big Little Lies might not be on the cards

At the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards she said: Youll have to ask Reese. What would it take? It would take a great story.

Nicole revealed co-stars, including Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz were pursuing other projects, so the cast would prove tricky to bring back together.

I suggest no one holds their breath.

Strictly Stef in let-off

SHE faced the sack after boasting about drugs last year but Strictly Come Dancings celeb booker Stefania Aleksander is keeping her job.

BBC1 bosses had warned she could be shown the door after joking about cocaine on social media in May.

Strictly Come Dancings celeb booker Stefania Aleksander has been let off with a slap on the wrist after joking about cocaine on social media

Her closeness to male stars including love-rat comedian Seann Walsh also earned her a rap on the knuckles.

A source said: Stef wasnt expected to keep her job. Its a family show and her behaviour wasnt acceptable.

But she impressed bosses with how she handled this years stars and was on her best behaviour.

She was warned about her social media content and about her friendships with the celebs before the last series started and she did toe the line. It was enough for bosses to give her another chance and theyve let her stay on.

A white hot hit

TRUE-crime thriller White House Farm has become ITVs biggest new drama launch in almost a year.

It tells the story of how Jeremy Bamber, played by Freddie Fox , killed his family in 1985, then tried to pin the crime on his sister, Sheila Caffell, played by Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Cressida Bonas.

White House Farm has become ITVs biggest new drama launch in almost a year, drawing in an impressive 4.7million viewers for its pilot

For the first episode, on January 8, 4.7million people tuned in. And it was seen by a further 3.3million on catch-up.

The series continues on Wednesday at 9pm.

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