PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Johnnie Walker, 73, has spoken out about Love Island host Caroline Flack’s death after the presenter took her own life last month. The BBC Radio 2 DJ was asked about whether he blames the media for the tragic situation in an interview with this week's Radio Times.
Johnnie insisted that he believes social media where people can be “as mean and hateful as they want to be” behind anonymity is as much to blame, as well as ITV.
The star explained he “wishes” Caroline was given support from the company “in the same way that they did Ant from Ant and Dec”.
He divulged: “I wish Caroline Flack had had more support from ITV.
“I really think they should have supported her in the same way that they did Ant from Ant and Dec” following his drink-driving conviction in 2018.
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Johnnie Walker wishes ITV helped Caroline Flack like they did Ant McPartlin (Image: GETTY)
Ant McPartlin was supported by ITV after his drink-driving conviction (Image: GETTY)
The channel stood by Ant following the incident and throughout his battle with addiction.
Johnnie was then asked if he thinks the difference lies in “women being worth less than men”.
To which he replied: “No, I think it was down to the financial value of the individual. That’s the reality.
“Ant and Dec’s programmes earn a huge amount of income.”
Caroline Flack took her own life in February (Image: GETTY)
Johnnie Walker spoke about Caroline Flack's tragic death (Image: GETTY)
Caroline Flack took her own life while she was