Caroline Flack hits back at body shamers' 'shocking' comments

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Caroline Flack has hit back at body shamers who made "vile comments" about her appearance following The X Factor's live show on Sunday night. The 36-year-old took to Twitter to address her critics, revealing that she had found the whole experience "shocking".

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Caroline Flack has hit back at body shamers

"It's very easy to take a shot at someone online," she explained to her 1.85 million followers. "The vile comments about my weight and just all round look tonight are quite shocking…."

Caroline, who is currently presenting The X Factor alongside Olly Murs, went on to add that she felt those making comments were being "horrible".

"Have never said I'm the prettiest or thinnest or even anything special," she wrote. "But thank god I'm not horrible… Cool attitudes."

Caroline hit back at her critics on Twitter

The British beauty was immediately flooded with supportive messages from fans, dismissing the critics and praising her for speaking out. Myleene Klass also took to the social media page with a kind message for Caroline, telling the presenter to ignore cruel comments because she was "gorge, smart, talented".

Caroline isn't the only X Factor star to have addressed criticism about her weight. Earlier this year Cheryl Fernandez-Versini opened up about the "body shaming" she had faced regarding her slim figure during the latest series of the show, admitting she worried about the effects it could have on her fans.

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini also recently spoke up about body shaming

"I can take whatever [the press] throw at me after 13 years, what worries me is what it's doing to the younger generation," she told ES magazine. "And some of the people writing this stuff are women. There is no sisterhood."

"The body shaming has to stop," she continued. "Something has to be done, changed, even if it's done in law.

"Every woman has a different body type and handles stress and grief differently. I was a ballerina from a child, so I have really good muscle memory. When I work out, I can look like a tennis player. If I don't, I look different."