Prosecutors will examine their decision to press ahead with prosecuting Caroline Flack after a storm of criticism over her “show trial”.
Love Island host Caroline killed herself on February 15 .
A day earlier she had learnt the CPS was pursuing charges that she attacked her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, with a lamp.
After a Freedom of Information request the CPS said there would “be a post-case review panel conducted by a deputy chief crown prosecutor.”
A spokesman added: “The review will look at the general CPS handling of the case and, obviously, the decisions behind charging is part of that.”
But it is unlikely the results of the probe will be made public.
He said: “Post-case debriefings are not uncommon… but we do not comment on the outcome.”
Caroline denied the charges while Lewis, who received a head injury during the alleged incident at her London flat, insisted he “never supported” a prosecution.
He also said Caroline, 40, had become the subject of a “witch hunt”.
After her death, Caroline’s managers slammed the CPS for conducting “a show trial” that caused her “significant distress”.
Francis Ridley, of Money Talent Management, said at the time: “[The CPS] pursued this when they knew not only how vulnerable Caroline was but also the alleged victim disputed CPS version of events.”
The Met Police has already referred itself to the police watch-dog over its contact with Caroline before her death. It said this was standard practice.
Caroline stepped down from ITV2 show Love Island after being arrested last December.
She was bailed following an initial court hearing but ordered not to contact Lewis before the trial, which was due to start this month.
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