Caroline Flack's boyfriend posts Christmas message to her saying he is 'gutted'
The boyfriend of former Love Island host Caroline Flack has said he is “gutted” to be spending Christmas away from her.
The presenter, 40, is not allowed contact with Lewis Burton, 27, as part of her bail conditions after she pleaded not guilty to assaulting him with a lamp.
The incident is said to have left them both covered in blood like a “horror movie”.
In an Instagram story posted late afternoon on Christmas Day, Burton wrote: “Gutted I can’t spend Christmas with you, I want to repeat I never pressed charges and asked the other day for the bail conditions to be dropped but no one listened to me.
“I want this all to be over.”
On Christmas Eve, Flack posted on Instagram saying she would not be “silenced” after being advised to stay off social media until her trial is over.
She stepped down from hosting the upcoming series of Love Island following the incident on 12 December.
Her trial is scheduled for 4 March.
Former professional tennis player and model Burton does not support the prosecution and insists he is not a victim.
Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore will take over hosting duties on Love Island when filming commences in South Africa in January.