Caroline Flack’s controversial show The Surjury ‘may never air’ following assault charge

Channel 4 series sees members of public urging a panel to let them have plastic surgery

Adam White
Friday 27 December 2019 09:28 GMT
Caroline Flack leaves court after pleading not guilty to assault

Caroline Flack’s controversial plastic surgery show The Surjury may never air following her charge for assault.

Production had already begun on the Channel 4 series, which sees members of the public attempting to convince a specially selected panel that they need plastic surgery.

But the show’s future is now up in the air as a result of Flack’s impending court case.

A source told The Sun: “Caroline’s looming court case and the bad publicity surrounding her has left a dark cloud over the show and Channel 4 do not want to associate themselves with Caroline at this time.”

“There have been on-going discussions and some people on the production team have admitted they don’t think it’ll ever air.

The Surjury was always going to be controversial and for some they feel to have Caroline hosting it would be a disastrous move right now.”

In a statement, Channel 4 said: “The Surjury is not currently scheduled.”

Flack this week (23 December) plead not guilty to assault. She was previously arrested and charged with assault by beating after police were called to her flat in Islington, north London, on 12 December.

She is alleged to have hit her partner Lewis Burton over the head with a lamp, causing injury. Burton does not support the prosecution and defended the former Love Island presenter in a statement, claiming that she had become the victim in a “witch hunt”.

Following her arrest, Flack was replaced as the host of the new series of Love Island by Laura Whitmore.

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