Caroline Flack 'took her life within minutes of her best friend leaving her ...

Caroline Flack's best friend stayed with her on Valentine's Day after the star had been left terrified and frightened when she learnt prosecutors were not going to drop her case.

Lou Teasdale had been staying with former Love Island host Flack at her home in Stoke Newington in London.

The 36-year-old had popped out to the shops and Flack took her own life within minutes of her caring friend leaving the property.

Stylist Lou had volunteered to be at her side after family and friends grew increasingly concerned about Flack's welfare. 

A source last night said Lou had been 'brilliant' with her and that Flack had convinced her friend to go home, persuading her that she was fine after ambulance services visited the property on Friday night.

After returning from the shops Lou couldn't get back into the flat. She called Flack's father Ian who gained entry to the flat where he found the star's body.

Lou Teasdale had been staying with former Love Island host Caroline Flack at her current home in Stoke Newington in London, they are pictured together above

Lou Teasdale had been staying with former Love Island host Caroline Flack at her current home in Stoke Newington in London, they are pictured together above

Flack had been living at the apartments in Stoke Newington after moving out of her Islington home. Police cars are seen parked outside

Flack had been living at the apartments in Stoke Newington after moving out of her Islington home. Police cars are seen parked outside 

Caroline Flack has been found dead at her London flat aged 40. She is pictured above attending the Brit awards last year

Caroline Flack has been found dead at her London flat aged 40. She is pictured above attending the Brit awards last year

Speaking to The Sun, a source close to the family said:' She was absolutely brilliant with her. On Saturday morning Caroline insisted she was fine and persuaded her friend to go home.

'No one is blaming Lou for a second. She couldn't have done any more. She is understandably distraught. It is so awful for her.'  

Flack's management team slammed the Crown Prosecution Service l for pursuing a 'show trial' against the ex-Love Island presenter, who killed herself hours after she was told she would face a trial for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend.  

Her management team described her as 'vulnerable' and criticised the CPS for pushing ahead with the case despite her boyfriend Lewis Burton saying he did not want to press charges. He had said she hit him with a lamp at her former home in Islington in December and as part of her bail conditions the pair were banned from contacting each other. 

Close friends: Lou had volunteered to stay with Flack after her family had become increasingly concerned about her welfare

Close friends: Lou had volunteered to stay with Flack after her family had become increasingly concerned about her welfare 

The last post: A collage of pictures posted by Flack on Thursday to her 2.4million followers, showing her playing with her dog, Ruby

The last post: A collage of pictures posted by Flack on Thursday to her 2.4million followers, showing her playing with her dog, Ruby

A source last night said that Lou had been brilliant with Flack and that she had been by her side since Valentine's Day

A source last night said that Lou had been brilliant with Flack and that she had been by her side since Valentine's Day 

A member of Flack's management team said the CPS should 'look at themselves' and how they pursued a trial 'without merit' which resulted in 'significant distress to Caroline'. 

The saga surrounding her court case saw her 'step down' from hosting Love Island - the first ever winter series is currently on air that is currently hosted by Laura Whitmore. ITV and Love Island's producers will now come under scrutiny for that decision and what support they gave her. Reality shows have been warned by Ofcom that they have a duty of care towards their stars. 

Flack has been described by friends as feeling 'she was on her own' and 'couldn't see a way out', and she was struggling with her mental health and using anti-depressants before her death.

The TV presenter's death was confirmed by the family, who said: 'We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.'

Flack's death has led to calls for the ITV2 flagship show to be axed. She is the third person connected to the show to have killed themselves after contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon took their own lives. 

Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore led tributes to Flack after the news and posted on Twitter: 'I'm trying to find the words but I can't' next to a broken heart emoji and posted a poem about loss.

Former contestants Wes Nelson, Chris Hughes, Molly-Mae Hague also paid their respects to the star, while Piers Morgan called her a 'fun, bright and sparky person'.  

The TV presenter, aged 40, took her own life after Lou Teasdale who was staying with her went to the shops, leaving her alone at her London home (pictured)

The TV presenter, aged 40, took her own life after Lou Teasdale who was staying with her went to the shops, leaving her alone at her London home (pictured)

Lewis Burton had posted a picture of him and Flack on Instagram and wrote: 'Happy Valentine's... Love You'

Lewis Burton had posted a picture of him and Flack on Instagram and wrote: 'Happy Valentine's... Love You'

The Love Island host took to Instagram last month to announce that she planned to give her side of the story but made no further statement

The Love Island host took to Instagram last month to announce that she planned to give her side of the story but made no further statement 

Sophie Gradon

Mike Thalassitis

Contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon took their own lives following their appearances on the dating programme, throwing the show's future into question

In developments following the tragedy:  

ITV axed a highlights episode of Love Island that was due to air at 9pm last night and replaced it with a double bill of You've Been Framed Viewers called for Love Island to be cancelled following Flack's death Channel 4 said it had axed series The Surjury, which featured Flack as a presenter. A spokesman said in a statement they were 'shocked and saddened' to hear the tragic news Tributes led by Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore poured in, which described Flack as a 'star', 'much loved' and 'one of the warmest funniest people' Her boyfriend Lewis Burton was understood to be travelling home from a skiing trip after hearing the news Burton had posted a Valentine's message to her on Friday saying 'Happy Valentines. Love you' Last week, Flack was revealed to be writing a 'self-help' book as she battled with depression Her death was said to have occurred in non-suspicious circumstances. A post-mortem has been scheduled and an inquest will be opened in the coming days 
Flack's management team brand the CPS case a 'show trial' that was 'not in the public interest' 

Caroline Flack's management said everyone was devastated at the news and criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for pressing ahead with her 'show trial' even after her boyfriend said he did not support it.

In a statement, Francis Ridley of Money Talent Management, said: 'We are devastated at the loss of our client and friend Caroline Flack.

'An immensely talented young woman who was at the top of her game professionally and loved by television viewers across the country. In recent months Caroline had been under huge pressure because of an ongoing case and potential trial which has been well reported.

'The Crown Prosecution Service pursued this when they knew not only how very vulnerable Caroline was but also that the alleged victim did not support the prosecution and had disputed the CPS version of events.

'The CPS should look at themselves today and how they pursued a show trial that was not only without merit but not in the public interest. And ultimately resulted in significant distress to Caroline. Our thoughts are with Caroline's family at this time.'

Friends of the presenter, who was paid a £1.2million salary for Love Island, have said she had been terrified of her impending court date. 'She was on her own. She couldn't take it anymore. Her family are devastated,' one friend told The Mirror.

Another added: 'Caroline couldn't bear the thought of going  through the court case. She felt her career would never recover from this - and she felt humiliated in front of the world. In the end she just couldn't see a way out. She didn't know how to fix herself.'

One friend also said she had been on anti-depressants: 'She went to a climbing wall with one of her pals, and they were trying to keep her spirits up but she was going deeper into her depression. In the last few weeks she was with a lot of her friends and rarely alone.' 

The presenter was revealed to be writing a 'self-help' book. 'Caroline has found the process incredibly cathartic,' one of her friends said last week. 'She wants it to be more than just a story about her. She wants to talk about the problems she's encountered and how she's overcome them.'

Flack leaves behind her twin sister Jody, her elder sister Elizabeth, her elder brother Paul, and her parents Christine and Ian. 

She also leaves behind her treasured French Bulldog Ruby. A mourner yesterday laid a single rose at Flack's former address in Islington, which the celebrity moved from in recent weeks.  

Flack and Burton

Flack's death comes just weeks before she was due to go on trial for assaulting partner Lewis Burton, who in December accused her of hitting him with a lamp before backtracking on these claims

Flack's death comes just weeks before she was due to go on trial for assaulting partner Lewis Burton, who in December accused her of hitting him with a lamp before backtracking on these claims

Flack's personal woes began when police were seen outside the presenter's residence, where she lived with Burton, during the early hours of December 14 after reports emerged that a man had been attacked

Flack's personal woes began when police were seen outside the presenter's residence, where she lived with Burton, during the early hours of December 14 after reports emerged that a man had been attacked 

A mourner laid flowers at Caroline Flack's former home in Islington, north London, which she moved out of in recent weeks

She was to go on trial after being accused by partner Lewis Burton of hitting him on the head with a lamp at the property in December. He later backtracked on the claims

A mourner laid flowers at Caroline Flack's former home in Islington, north London, which she moved out of in recent weeks. She was to go on trial after being accused by partner Lewis Burton of hitting him on the head with a lamp at the property in December. He later backtracked on the claims

A single rose was left outside Flack's former home in Islington after the family announced her tragic death

A single rose was left outside Flack's former home in Islington after the family announced her tragic death

Flack leaves behind her twin sister Jody (left)

Flack leaves behind her twin sister Jody (bottom left) and her elder brother Paul (top left), elder sister Elizabeth (top right), mother (middle) and father (behind the camera)

Flack leaves behind her twin sister Jody (pictured together left) and her elder brother, elder sister, mother Christine and father Ian (family pictured right. Ian taking photo) 

Boy George has criticised the CPS for pursuing the case, saying he hopes they feel 'deep sorrow'. The 58-year-old tweeted: 'I hope all of you who attacked Caroline Flack even when her partner said he wanted no charges feel some sorrow today. This did not need to happen'

Boy George has criticised the CPS for pursuing the case, saying he hopes they feel 'deep sorrow'. The 58-year-old tweeted: 'I hope all of you who attacked Caroline Flack even when her partner said he wanted no charges feel some sorrow today. This did not need to happen'

Flack's friends are said to be furious that the CPS pursued the presenter's prosecution despite Burton making it clear he did not want the case to go to trial as there had been no serious injury.

Her management criticised the CPS in a statement. Francis Ridley, of Money Talent Management, said: 'We are devastated at the loss of our client and friend Caroline Flack. 

'The Crown Prosecution Service pursued this when they knew not only how very vulnerable Caroline was but also that the alleged victim did not support the prosecution and had disputed the CPS version of events. 

Love Island is rocked by THIRD death tragedy that could spell the end for controversial ITV2 reality show

Caroline Flack's tragic death could lead to ITV bosses pulling the plug on Love Island after she became the third person associated with the show to take their own life.

The hugely popular money-spinner had already been under intense scrutiny following the suicides of former contestants Sophie Gradon, 32, and Mike Thalassitis, 26, prompting calls for producers to take more care of its stars.

Flack's death will reignite concerns over the support that the broadcaster shows to those suffering mental health problems and the perceived lack of support provided by production bosses.

'ITV talk about duty of care but there was little to no support for her,' a source close to Flack told The Sun.

'She went from hosting one of the most popular shows on TV to be effectively cast out.'

Following the tragic news, ITV pulled last night's highlights episode of Love Island: Unseen Bits that was due to air at 9pm on ITV2.

The programme announcer said: 'In light of today's sad news we're replacing tonight's episode of Love Island: Unseen Bits with a double bill of You've Been Framed.'

However it has not known whether Love Island will air tomorrow night as scheduled.  

'The CPS should look at themselves today and how they pursued a show trial  that was not only without merit but not in the public interest. And ultimately resulted in significant distress to Caroline. Our thoughts are with Caroline's family at this time.

'An immensely talented young woman who was at the top of her game professionally and loved by television viewers across the country. In recent months Caroline had been under huge pressure because of an ongoing case and potential trial which has been well reported.' 

Boy George has criticised the CPS for pursuing the case, saying he hopes they feel 'deep sorrow'. The 58-year-old tweeted: 'I hope all of you who attacked Caroline Flack even when her partner said he wanted no charges feel some sorrow today. This did not need to happen.

'This is devastating news! And yes, I hope the @cpsuk feel even deeper sorrow.'

Comedian Keith Lemon paid tribute, saying: 'Shocked. I've known Caroline all my telly life. I have no words. Love to her family.' 

The CPS told MailOnline in a statement: 'Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Caroline  Flack. Given the tragic circumstances, we will not comment on the specifics of this case at  this stage.' 

The presenter's death has re-ignited questions about ITV's aftercare as it was forced to enhance its procedures following public outcry over the suicides of two contestants. 

'ITV talk about duty of care but there was little to no support for her,' a source told The Sun.  

'She went from hosting one of the most popular shows on TV to being effectively cast out. It was crushing. 

'Whatever she said publicly, she told those close to her that she had in effect been sacked. She hadn't been found guilty of anything and didn't deserve to have her career ripped from her the way that she felt it had been.'

Broadcaster regulator OFCOM has been swamped with hundreds of complaints from viewers over contestants behaviour on the show and challenges developed by producers.

The regulator confirmed in a statement in May last year that it was examining whether 'more could be done' to safeguard the welfare of people on reality TV shows.  

Flack was best known for previously fronting the hugely popular ITV2 show Love Island, which was last night rocked by the third death of one of its former stars

Flack was best known for previously fronting the hugely popular ITV2 show Love Island, which was last night rocked by the third death of one of its former stars

Droplets of what appear to be blood were seen splattered on Caroline Flack's home following her arrest for assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton

Droplets of what appear to be blood were seen splattered on Caroline Flack's home following her arrest for assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton

A tribute to Londoner Caroline Flack was last night written on a Tube billboard at one of the capital's stations

A tribute to Londoner Caroline Flack was last night written on a Tube billboard at one of the capital's stations

CAROLINE FLACK'S TURBULENT LOVE LIFE

Prince Harry, aged 34

Short fling? Caroline revealed she was introduced to Prince Harry by their mutual friend Natalie Pinkham in 2009

Close: Caroline candidly admitted she nearly slept with Olly Murs when they presented The Xtra Factor together in 2011

Caroline revealed she was introduced to Prince Harry by their mutual friend Natalie Pinkham, a Formula One correspondent for Sky Sports Sparks flew when the pair enjoyed a night out a decade ago in 2009, shortly after Caroline had split from another ex She later penned in her book: 'Once the story got out, that was it. We had to stop seeing each other 'I was no longer Caroline Flack, TV presenter. I was Caroline Flack, Prince Harry's bit of rough' 

 

Olly Murs, aged 35

Caroline candidly admitted she nearly slept with Olly when they presented The Xtra Factor together in 2011 They shared a kiss as they toasted her Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Award with a private moment in the photobooth in November 2015 The pair's on-screen chemistry was all everyone could talk about when they hosted The Xtra Factor together from 2011 until 2012 Rumours were swirling the pair were in the throes of love as they hosted The X Factor together in 2015 for a year 

Former lover: Back in 2011, Caroline was 31 when she started romancing 17-year-old Harry Styles

   Harry Styles, aged 25

Back in 2011, Caroline was 31 when she started romancing 17-year-old Harry The television host admitted she knew the singer had a crush on her before she pursued a romance with the heartthrob  She said of their brief fling in The Sun on Sunday: 'I already knew that he had a crush on me, he's made it pretty obvious as he's said it in magazines. I've never felt I was much older than Harry. I still feel 18 and I probably act that way half the time' 

 

Short-lived: The Love Island host caught music manager Jack Street's eye when he was only 26 years old

bells: Caroline and Andrew Brady got engaged in April 2018 before calling it quits later that year

 

 Jack Street, aged 31 

The Love Island host caught Jack's eye when he was 26 years old Caroline and Jack's love story goes back until 2014 and the couple dated happily for 18 months before their abrupt split. They briefly rekindled the flames of their love in 2015 but the damage couldn't be repaired and they went their separate ways for good

 

 

 

 

Andrew Brady, aged 28 

Smooch: In January, Caroline and Strictly dancer AJ Pritchard were pictured looking extremely cosy with during the National Television Awards' after-party

Smooch: In January, Caroline and Strictly dancer AJ Pritchard were pictured looking extremely cosy with during the National Television Awards' after-party

Caroline was 38 while Andrew was 27 when they first started dating The Love Island personality and the Apprentice star had a rocky on/off romance which had a heartbreaking end for the pair of them The couple got engaged in April 2018 after just a few weeks of dating but they separated from each other a numerous times last year Now Andrew has jetted off to Australia on a one-way ticket to get a fresh start in 2019 after they finally called it quits on their romance forever Caroline got rid of the final traces of her ex as she proudly showed off she had his initials 'AB' erased from her wrist   

     

 

 AJ Pritchard, aged 24 

In January, Caroline and the Strictly dancer were pictured looking extremely cosy with during the National Television Awards' after-party  Insiders at the bash claimed the duo moved around for some privacy before they were spotted in the alleged clinch behind the scenes  The pair, who reportedly snogged during the star-studded bash at London’s O2 Arena, denied rumours of a romance despite their close display 

Hunk: The presenter is said to have dated Danny Cipriani for around eight weeks earlier this year

Hunk: The presenter is said to have dated Danny Cipriani for around eight weeks earlier this year

 

Danny Cipriani, aged 31

The presenter is said to have dated the sportsman, 31, for around eight weeks earlier this year They were were seen kissing after a two-night hotel stay back in April, but ended things shortly after as sources say Caroline feared there was no long-term future An insider previously said: 'Caroline and Danny had a lot of fun together and she’s very fond of him – but long-term it wasn’t going to work' 'They’ve decided to end it and stay friends. Caroline has a busy summer ahead of her and is already moving on by dating other people 


   

Lewis Burton, aged 27

Love Island host Caroline Flack pictured with Lewis Burton

Love Island host Caroline Flack pictured with Lewis Burton

The tennis player and actor is said to have started dating Caroline Flack in July last year A restraining order prevented the pair from contacting each other. It was made after Flack was accused of hitting Burton over the head with a lamp at her former home in Islington He posted a Valentines message yesterday saying he loved her and last night he is understood to be flying back from a skiing holiday The pair have been pictured on numerous nights out and holidays since going public about their relationship in August 2019 Flack was spotted being furious with Lewis on a trip to Ibiza in October 2019 

Viewers have called for Love Island to be axed following the third death to rock the popular reality TV series. 

Flack had been addressing her struggles with mental health on social media in the months leading up to her death. She admitted in a post following World Mental Health Day on October 10 that she had been feeling 'weird' and revealed that 'when I actually reached out to someone they said I was draining'. 

Caroline Flack: A cry for help?

Caroline Flack spoke often about her struggles, both in interviews and on social media. 

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Caroline said, following her Strictly success: 'Fame doesn't make you happy'

STRICTLY CURSE? 

The Strictly Come Dancing 2014 winner has said that she felt depressed following her victory on the BBC show.

After she won the series along with professional partner Pasha Kovalev, she admitted that she felt like she was 'being held together by a piece of string which could snap at any time'.

In an unearthed interview cited by the Daily Star following her death, Caroline claimed that, 'It all started the day after I won Strictly. I woke up and felt like somebody had covered my body in clingfilm. I couldn't get up and just couldn't pick myself up at all that next year.' 

Ignored? 'When I actually reached out to someone they said I was draining,' Caroline admitted in October 2019

Ignored? 'When I actually reached out to someone they said I was draining,' Caroline admitted in October 201 

'BEING A BURDEN IS MY BIGGEST FEAR'

In an Instagram post she uploaded on 14  October 2019 - to mark World Mental Health Day - Caroline captioned a photo of herself: 'Some days it's hard to write your feelings of your not in the right place.

'The last few weeks I've been in a really weird place... I find it hard to talk about it... I guess it's anxiety and pressure of life... and when I actually reached out to someone they said I was draining.

'I feel like this is why some people keep their emotions to themselves. I certainly hate talking about my feelings. And being a burden is my biggest fear.' 

SOCIAL SILENCE

Signs of suicide? She liked tweets about calling The Samaritans over Christmas

Signs of suicide? She liked tweets about calling The Samaritans over Christmas 

Caroline was told to stay off social media following her assault charge in December 2019.

However, she notably liked a string of tweets in the days afterwards, before Christmas, encouraging those feeling lonely over the holidays to seek help.

The tweets - posted by the likes of actress Sheridan Smith, journalist Stacey Dooley and comedian Luke Kempner - included the telephone number for The Samaritans' suicide hotline.

She also posted to Instagram around the same time: 'This kind of scrutiny and speculation is a lot to take on for one person to take on their own... I'm a human being at the end of the day and I'm not going to be silenced when I have a story to tell and a life to keep going with.' 

SELF-HELP?

It was reported that Caroline had decided to write a book, during her recent time off.

'Caroline has found the process incredibly cathartic,' one of her friends told the Mail. 'She wants it to be more than just a story about her. She wants to talk about the problems she's encountered and how she's overcome them.

'She hopes to be able to help others who may be going through similar difficulties.' 

In an Instagram post she uploaded on 14 October 2019, Flack captioned a photo of herself: 'I wanted to write something about mental health day last week but I was knee deep in work. And some days it's hard to write your feelings of your not in the right place.

'The last few weeks I've been in a really weird place... I find it hard to talk about it... I guess it's anxiety and pressure of life... and when I actually reached out to someone they said I was draining.

'I feel like this is why some people keep their emotions to themselves. I certainly hate talking about my feelings. And being a burden is my biggest fear...

'I'm lucky to be able to pick myself up when things feel s**t. But what happens if someone can't. Be nice to people. You never know what's going on. Ever.' 

In December 2018 Flack revealed how she took anti-depressants for six months after winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 to help her handle the pressure.

'People see the celebrity lifestyle and assume everything is perfect, but we're just like everyone else,' she told The I Newspaper. 'Everyone is battling something emotional behind closed doors — that's life. Fame doesn't make you happy'. 

'Anti-depressants helped me get up in the morning, and stopped me from being sad, but what they also do is stop you from being happy. So I was just in this numb state. I stopped laughing at jokes, and that's just not me.'

Flack had been blocked from speaking to her boyfriend by a restraining order following allegations of assault, and was due to face trial on March 4, in less than three weeks.

She first appeared at Highbury magistrates court in December and was granted bail ahead of her trial. Flack's mother Christine was pictured hugging and kissing her daughter.

During the trial it was allegedly heard that Flack said under caution that she would kill herself and also 'I did it' when asked about hitting her boyfriend. 

Despite the contact ban her boyfriend Burton posted a picture of himself and Flack on Instagram on Friday and wrote: 'Happy Valentine's... Love You'.

The snap followed his girlfriend's last post on Thursday - of herself playing with her beloved French Bulldog Ruby. 

In a now-deleted comment, her boyfriend Lewis Burton said underneath the photo: 'You're both useless' alongside a love heart emoji, even though Caroline had been ordered by a judge not to have any communication with him.

She was pictured laughing with a friend while at a climbing wall in London earlier this week. 

Flack threatened to break her silence about her personal life last month, writing that she would 'tell all' in an Instagram post. However, a source said she made the post 'without thinking' and then changed her mind, vowing to keep  quiet until the time was right. 

'I'm going to speak today… mine and my family's life is no longer up for entertainment or gossip,' she wrote. 

ITV cancelled its love island highlights episode last night and replaced it with a double bill of You've Been Framed. A spokesman said in a statement: 'Everybody at Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news. Caroline was a much loved member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends.'

Channel 4 also axed series The Surjury, which Flack was presenting. 'We are shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news about Caroline Flack,' a spokesman said. 'Our deepest sympathies go out to Caroline's family and friends. Under the circumstances, we have decided not to broadcast The Surgery.'  

Love Island host Caroline Flack leaves Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in North London with two police officers. She appeared there on December 23 to be granted bail ahead of her trial on March 4

Love Island host Caroline Flack leaves Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in North London with two police officers. She appeared there on December 23 to be granted bail ahead of her trial on March 4

Mr Burton posted a picture of himself with Flack on his Instagram

Flack pleaded not guilty to assaulting boyfriend Mr Burton

Mr Burton posted a picture of himself with Flack on his Instagram after the court appearance with the comment: 'It's heartbreaking I can't see my girlfriend over Christmas. 'What I witnessed today was horrible. Arguments do happen every day in every relationship. 'Gutted I am not allowed to protect her right now.' 

Flack gets a kiss from her mother Christine Flack

Flack hugs her mother Christine Flack

Flack gets a kiss and hug from her mother Christine Flack following case at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court

Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore led tributes to Flack last night as she posted on Twitter, 'I'm trying  to find the words but I can't'  with a broken heart emoji and posted a poem about loss.

She also posted a video of the pair dancing together on Instagram with the heartbreaking caption: 'See you on the dance floor'.

Celebrities and former Love Island contestants flooded social media with tributes to the star presenter, describing her as 'much loved' and 'one of the funniest, warmest people'.

David Walliams faces Twitter backlash over 'cheap' joke about Caroline Flack while presenting the National Television Awards 

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