LOVE Island star Ched Uzor’s mum has insisted bosses are right not to tell her son about Caroline Flack’s death – because he’ll be heartbroken.
The ITV2 show will return tonight after a two-day break following the 40-year-old’s suicide – but bosses are keeping it a secret from the Islanders.
Love Island’s Ched and his fellow Islanders don’t know about Caroline Flack’s death
Ched’s mum has backed the channel’s call to tell the stars after they leave the villa.
“I think it’s the right decision,” Maureen Uzor told the MailOnline.
“When they find out what has happened they are going to be heartbroken and will find it very difficult to deal with.
“There is no reason for my son and the others to know what has taken place.”
Caroline had presented Love Island since its launch in 2015, but was forced to step back from hosting the new winter series following her assault charge.
The 40-year-old was due in court next month accused of attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton.
Tragically, she was found dead in her flat after taking her own lifeon Saturday.
She had been left terrified after learningprosecutors were not going to drop the assault case against her.
Caroline Flack’s boyfriend Lewis Burton said he would love her forever
Laura Whitmore – who took her place as show host – will not go ahead with tonight’s Love Island Aftersun.
There had been calls for the show to be culled following the suicides of Caroline and former show stars Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon.
But staff have reportedly been assured their jobs are safe and it’s thought the summer series will return as normal.
Tonight the show will pay tribute to Caroline by airing a montage of clips featuring the former host.
Pals of the popular presenter have been sharing their memories of Caroline on Instagram as they admit struggling to take in the news.
Amanda Holden said she was angry Caroline had been “thrown to the dogs” by ITV, claiming she wasn’t shown the samelevel of consideration, protection, warmth and importance as other artists in our industry who have struggled recently.
It is believed Amanda was referring to the broadcaster standing by Ant McPartlin, 44, after his battle with alcohol and prescription drugs, which included a drunken crash into a familywith a young child.
ITV have insisted they were in “constant contact” with Caroline before her death.
And host Laura described the show as being “loving and caring and safe and protected”.