Caroline Flack's X Factor tears
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 January 2016
Caroline Flack admits she "cried" after being criticised by online trolls following the first live weekend of the 'X Factor'
Caroline Flack "cried" after the first live weekend on the 'X Factor'.
The 36-year-old presenter - who hosted the ITV show alongside singer Olly Murs - admits she found the criticism "overwhelming" but insists she has got used to it after 12 years in the industry.
She said: "I cried after the first live Sunday night. The reaction was quite overwhelming because I didn't think people would be talking about how I look, how I stand, how I walk, or how I laugh. But I've been in this industry for 12 years, and you get used to the criticism. I know how the game works.
"Not everyone is going to like you all the time, not everyone is going to think you're beautiful, but there is a difference between opinion and abuse. Opinion is fine but I need to stop giving the negative people air time because they love it."
And Caroline admits it is her own choice to put herself on prime time television and insists the criticism is outweighed by the positives of her job.
She added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I put myself out there and can't moan. I have a really good job, and a really good life. The good bits outweigh the bad by a mile. I don't ever want to feel ungrateful. If I couldn't handle any more, I would go home and get out of the media industry."