KEITH Lemon has created a T-shirt tribute to late friend Caroline Flack to raise money for charity.
The Celebrity Juice star told his Instagram followers that Caroline’s tragic death didn’t seem real as he revealed the heartfelt design.
Keith Lemon has created a T-shirt tribute to late friend Caroline Flack to raise money for charity
He wrote: “Like everyone I was absolutely shocked by the news of what happened to Caroline. All the recent events just seemed so unreal.
“Id been friends with Caroline for many years. Since before telly happened.
“In more recent times Id not seen Caroline as much as I had years ago, but it was always like old times when I saw her.”
The telly star then explained his motivations behind the shirt, continuing: “I did this t-shirt to spread Carolines own words #Bekind, and to raise money for the Samaritans. 100% of profits will go to @samaritanscharity and the link is in my bio or tap the pic.
“For more information on the amazing work The Samaritans do, or if you are looking for any support, please go to samaritans.org or call them directly on 116 123.
“Will miss you Flack. Love to your family x.”
Earlier today Caroline’s friend Nicola McLean said the late star was “terrified” of her trial and “all her friends were so worried about her”.
The model, 38, said Caroline sent a series of worrying messages to her close friends group on Instagram just hours before taking her own life.
But Nicola said the 40-year-old was worried about having to face trial over an alleged assault on her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27.
Speaking about her tragic death, Nicola told The Jeremy Vine Show: “Everyone who was her friend was definitely worried about her.
“I was worried about her. I did what we all did and reached out to her.
“We were always in conversation anyway and we checked if she was alright and obviously she wasn’t.
“She was terrified of the trial and who wouldn’t have been? It was so wrong.”
Nicola added: “Caroline went far too quickly. We don’t want anyone else to suffer the same.
“She should have been in South Africa presenting Love Island… and we would have had a different outcome.”
Caroline’s death came hours after she was told prosecutors would be pushing ahead with an assault trial – despite boyfriend Lewis’ requests to drop the case.
She was said to have been determined to prove her innocence when the case eventually went to Crown Court, scheduled for March 4.
But she was also tormented by strict bail conditions which prevented her from contacting Lewis until after the trial – which her managersslammed as a “show trial”.
Caroline’s grieving mum this week described how the star was “surrounded by love” – but the CPS decision to push on with assault charges was “too much for her”.
She released an unpublished Instagram post, written by Caroline, who described how she felt her “whole world and future was swept from under her feet”.