LOVE Island star Amy Hart held back tears today as she remembered “amazing” Caroline Flack.
The presenter took her own life on Saturday at the age of 40.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Amy said: “She was a huge part of the biggest thing thats happened in my life. She was amazing from putting us all at ease on the first day.”
Amy also revealed how Caroline helped her with the transition of becoming famous – even while she was still on the show.
She said: “When I came back from Casa Amor she was squeezing my hand telling me to shut up because I was baring my soul when I really shouldnt have been.
“And then at Aftersun she sat me down at the after party she sat me down and talked me through everything – how to move forward and what the industrys like.”
Amy also became emotional as she told how kind Caroline had reached out to her own best friend when she was struggling with the reaction to Amy on social media.
“She reached out to my best friend too about how to navigate the dark world of social media,” Amy added.
“My friend posted a post about the death threats I was receiving and Caroline followed her and messaged her to say, Its fine just ignore them and move on.”
Amy added: “I was gutted, really gutted, but obviously all my love for her friends and family.
Caroline took her own life on Saturday
“I didnt know her for that long but for the change she did for all of us she went above and beyond her role as a presenter.”
Caroline’s devastated family announced the tragic news of her passing on Saturday evening, saying in a statement: “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February.
“We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.”
The TV presenter was due in court next month for assaulting boyfriend Lewis Burton, having always insisted her innocence.
She took her own life just hours after she was told that the CPS were pushing ahead with the trial – despite Lewis’ pleas to drop the case.
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