The X Factor host has spoken how she was constantly pestered by emails and how a man tried to get to her dressing room claiming to be her 'boyfriend'
This terrifying part of her life came about when Caroline’s star was rising – she was the new The Xtra Factor host and everyone was fascinated by her romance with One Direction’s Harry Styles.
It all started when an email sent to one of her friends by a man called Peter claimed Caroline was ‘perpetually telling me that she loves me’.
According to Caroline’s book Peter said: ‘Every night for the last two months, I’ve been thinking about coming and getting her.’
He added he was trying to find out where Caroline lived and vowed to visit her at work.
The 35-year-old says that as well as receiving ‘crazy and creepy emails’ which she laughed off, things got quite scary while she was filming auditions in Manchester and she was called by security staff to her dressing room.
She writes: ‘There was a balloon, some chocolates and a card just saying, ‘I Love You’. ‘This is the guy, isn’t it?’ I said. “Yes. He got in the building but he’s gone now. We just wanted to tell you that he had been here.”‘
The man did not reach her dressing room but left the gifts at reception.
She says: ‘He kept asking to be let through, saying, “I’m Caroline Flack’s boyfriend,” and Security twigged. ‘He’d driven up from Wales where he lived with his parents and was in his forties, they said. They had no reason to arrest him, so they simply removed him.
‘It turned out that he suffered from erotomania which is a form of schizophrenia where you believe someone is trying to contact you.’
A couple of weeks later, Caroline was at the Hackney Big Weekend with Radio 1 when she was told the same man was there looking for her.
She says: ‘I left. The police found him and arrested him for harassment.’
Wow – poor Caroline!
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