From the rising stars of the X Factor to fading celebs of the jungle, Caroline Flack has worked alongside some of the best of prime time TV. Although she says she would have been at home in musical theatre, Caroline kicked off her career with the infamous Bo Selecta, before presenting on E4 Music. Now into her third series of the Xtra Factor, Caroline has branched out from the small screen: she’s the new face of Sure’s latest advertising campaign and she’s also graced the cover of Maxim magazine. But for now she’s focused on her TV, and working with her ‘geeky’ new co-host Matt Richardson.
FAULT: People just love you and Olly [Murs]. What is it about you two in a room together?!
People are obsessed with us being together. Even my Mum. “Aw, will you marry Olly? Please!” I don’t want to marry him. No. We’ve said that if we get to forty we’ve got that whole best friends’ wedding thing going on. It’s a bit weird though isn’t it? Just so unromantic. ‘Ah, by the way I’m forty now and err, and we said we’d do this thing so let’s do it.’
What advice would you give a younger you?
Take every job you can get. I did. But then I had to because I had to make a living. I think some people are like, I don’t want to do this and I don’t want to do that. I only want to do music shows. Well, there’s only ever going to be… In fact there isn’t even a music show on at the moment apart from MTV! I think you’ve got to learn your trade and earn your stripes. Like any job really, experience is essential. Especially when you do shows like X Factor. If I’d done this when I was 23/24 I probably wouldn’t still have my job now. You learn so much as you go along from different people, from different producers, from different shows. Live tele is hard!
What’s your worst live television disaster?
When I did I’m a Celebrity, there was this one episode when everyone was looking at me really weirdly. At the end of the show I asked what was going on, and they were like, there was a huge snake above your head and none of us wanted to mention it because we knew you would freak out. So for the whole last half there was this snake that was ready to pounce on me. I could have died and they didn’t care!
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