ITV2 pulls episode of Love Island: Aftersun following Caroline Flack's tragic death

Amy West
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From Digital Spy

Love Island spin-off show Aftersun will not air as scheduled tonight following the news of former presenter Caroline Flack's tragic death over the weekend.

Caroline sadly passed away on Saturday (February 15) and ITV later decided not to broadcast two episodes of the show over the weekend.

The series will return to ITV2 at 9pm tonight (February 17) with an episode that's set to pay tribute to the presenter.

However, Laura Whitmore-fronted sister show Aftersun, which usually follows the main show on Monday nights, will not air as scheduled. Instead, ITV2 will air two episodes of Family Guy.

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Related: Lewis Burton pays emotional tribute to Caroline Flack

Flack was found dead in her East London home after taking her own life. After the news was made public, several ex-Islanders and other famous faces took to social media to pay their respects, share their upset and send love to her family and friends.

Whitmore – who first met Flack 10 years ago and recently took over as the host of Love Island after Flack stepped down last year – used her BBC Radio 5 Live show on Sunday to "call people out" on their behaviour.

She also paid tribute to her friend during the programme, and went on how to say how much Flack "loved to love" and that Love Island meant so much to her because of that.

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"The show is about finding love, friendship, having a laugh," Whitmore said. "The problem wasn't the show. The show to work on is loving and caring and safe and protected. The problem is, the outside world is not.

"Anyone who has ever compared one woman against another on Twitter, knocked someone because of their appearance, invaded someone else's privacy, who have made mean, unnecessary comments on an online forum need to look at themselves."

Love Island will return tonight at 9pm on ITV2.

We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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