Caroline Flack’s boyfriend is to go to court to support her when she appears accused of beating him up.
Lewis Burton, 27, will be by the former Love Island presenter’s side at tomorrow’s hearing.
Caroline, 40, was charged with assault following a bust-up at the flat she shares with Lewis.
The 5ft 3in star is accused of lashing out at the 6ft 4in ex-tennis player 10 days ago.
But sources say the couple have vowed to stay together and work through the difficult period.
Lewis will join Caroline at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in North London, close to the scene of the alleged fracas in Islington.
A source said: “Lewis is the one who called police but it doesn’t matter, they still want to stay together.
“They both love each other very much and they’re desperate to make it work.
“They’re still boyfriend and girlfriend.”
After the incident Caroline stepped down from her £3.6million Love Island job.
She was due to fly out to South Africa to start filming the winter series on January 1.
This week Irish presenter Laura Whitmore, 34, was announced as her replacement.
Caroline backed the decision. “I’m glad it’s Laura,” she wrote on social media. “She loves the show as much as I do. Thank you for your continuous messages of support.
“It’s a really rough time but I’m doing all I can to keep my head above water and sort this all out.”
Pals say Caroline is terrified she’ll never work again. Both Caroline and Lewis needed medical treatment after the fall-out.
Paramedics attended Lewis but he was not badly hurt. Caroline went to hospital after cutting herself on glass.
The pair got together this summer but were pictured arguing on a swanky yacht in Ibiza in October.
Yesterday Lewis left his parents’ luxury home in Sidcup, South East London, in a Range Rover.
“I’m tired of the lies and abuse aimed at my girlfriend,” he said.
“This is not a witch hunt, this is someone’s life.”
ITV bosses have said they will consider Caroline for a later series. Her agent declined to comment last night.