Kerry Katona says she's got Caroline Flack's back following her recent troubles.

The Love Island host stepped down from her role after being arrested and charged with assault by beating following an early-morning altercation with her boyfriend Lewis Burton.

She pleaded not guilty when she appeared in court, and has been banned from contacting her boyfriend ahead of her next appearance later this year.

Despite pleading not guilty, Caroline said she wanted to step away from the first ever winter series of the ITV2 dating show as she didn't want to steal attention away from it.

She was replaced by Irish model and presenter Laura Whitmore, whose boyfriend Iain Stirling provides the hilarious voiceover for the show.

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After all that's happened, Kerry says she's positive Caroline can rebuild her career, but that it's a harder task for women.

And she says she knows all about it after her own infamous interview on This Morning.

She told The Sun: "It makes me angry at how this industry works. No one knows what went on behind those closed doors. I am not going to judge Caroline at all."

But Kerry said she felt it was more difficult for women to rebuild their careers after a setback as she hailed Ant McPartlin for returning to work following his drink-driving conviction.

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She said: "I applaud Ant McPartlin. I adore him. He’s done f***ing amazing to pull it all back.

"But I think it is different for a man than it is for a woman. Within eight months of him crashing his car under the influence, into another with a little girl in it, he is winning awards.

"Then there’s me on This Morning, slurring my words due to mental health medication. I am still to this day crawling back up that ladder."

Kerry said women are given a "hard time" when they mess up.

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Despite that, she's confident Caroline can make a career comeback.

She said while she thinks Laura Whitmore is doing an "amazing job" presenting the show in Caroline's absence, she'd like to see Caroline back in the role.

And she said she believes "everyone can pull through".

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