Olly Murs was woken-up in the middle of the night while on holiday with his bodybuilder girlfriend Amelia when he found out the shock news. Caroline Flack took her own life at her London flat on February 15, age 40.
I just can’t get my head around it
Her 35-year-old pal has now spoken out about discovering she had died in a phone call from his manager.
The Voice UK 2020 star said he “broke down” when the news sunk in and still struggles to discuss what has happened as he’s “still in shock”.
Olly and Caroline first worked together on spin-off series The Xtra Factor in 2011, after he appeared as a contestant two years before.
The duo went on to host the main ITV series The X Factor in 2015, following the departure of Dermot O'Leary.
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Olly Murs has detailed the moment he found out Caroline Flack was dead (Image: GETTY)
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack worked together on The X Factor (Image: GETTY)
When asked about Caroline, Olly told The Sun: “Even answering this question doesn’t seem right, to be honest. I’m still in shock, really.
“To think I won’t have a conversation, a laugh, work, or even just get a random voice note from Cazza again — I just can’t get my head around it.”
On the moment he found out, he continued: “I heard the news when I was away on holiday. My phone went at 2.23am and I’ll never forget it.
“My manager told me and I just stared at my phone for hours, I didn’t know what to do. I just didn’t want to believe it.”
Olly Murs was on holiday with his girlfriend when Caroline Flack died (Image: INSTAGRAM)
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack first worked together in 2011 (Image: ITV)sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon