Johnny Walker blasts ITV for not giving tragic Caroline Flack same help as Ant McPartlin


The BBC Radio 2 broadcaster claimed that the Ant and Dec double act star acquired higher assist than the Love Island presenter as a result of the duo earn extra for the corporate. Caroline dedicated suicide, aged 40, after being allowed to stop the relationship present when she was charged with assaulting boyfriend Lewis Burton. However Ant was helped into rehabilitation when he suffered drink and drug issues and has since revived his hit partnership with Declan Donnelly to host Saturday Evening Takeaway. Johnnie, who turned 75 yesterday, says in an interview for this week’s version of Radio Instances: “I want Caroline Flack had been given extra assist from ITV.

“I actually suppose they need to have supported her within the same method that they did Ant from Ant and Dec.”

The Sounds of the 70s presenter mentioned Caroline’s lack of assist was not as a result of she is a lady.

He added: “No, I feel it was all the way down to the monetary worth of the person. That is the fact. Ant and Dec’s programmes earn an enormous quantity of revenue.”

Johnnie, who had his personal well-publicised drug issues and as soon as tried suicide, additionally complained that social media trolls are allowed to be “as imply and hateful as they wish to be”.

After Caroline took her personal life at her London flat final month, ITV insisted that they’d been in fixed contact together with her all through the disaster.

However Britain’s Obtained Expertise choose Amanda Holden was amongst critics who accused them of double requirements, after claiming Caroline had been “thrown to the canine”.

Johnnie, a cult determine amongst rock followers, additionally informed how his Sounds of the 70s highway present has been cancelled amid the coronavirus collapse.

However he added: “After we’re lastly capable of exit on the highway, it is going to be a festivity of each the music and being collectively once more.”

He believes that his older followers look again fondly on the difficulties society confronted 4 many years in the past of financial disaster and unions battling with the federal government.

Johnnie mentioned: “Though there have been some darkish occasions politically – the three-day-week, garbage piling up within the streets – listeners speak about how life was way more easy then. A whole lot of them are having their 60th birthdays now so I feel the music brings all these recollections again, which is why the radio present works.”

The previous hell-raiser says he now enjoys a quiet life with spouse Tiggy, who he thanks for serving to him beat non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a most cancers of the immune system.

The pair wed in 2002 and he introduced his sickness the next yr.

He added: “I am not positive I might have made it with out her love. Tiggy’s implausible. Inside 30 seconds of assembly her, I knew she was very particular.”

An ITV spokesman mentioned: “When Caroline stepped down from Love Island, ITV made it clear that the door was firmly left open for her to return. The manufacturing crew continued to supply her assist.”


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