Joe Swash brought an emotional tribute to his girlfriend Caroline Flack after her tragic death on Saturday, only 40 years old.
The Dancing On Ice star, 38, collaborated with Caroline when they presented the spin-off show I’m A Celebrity together between 2009-2010.
And when she went to Instagram Story hours after her death, Joe fought back the tears when he revealed that he “would miss her so much” and revealed his grief that she didn’t reach for help.
Verwoest: ‘Joe Swash brought an emotional tribute to his friend Caroline Flack after her tragic death on Saturday, only 40 years old’
Speaking into the camera, a clearly devastated Joe said: ‘I want to send a message to everyone and let everyone know that Caroline Flack was the most amazing person you could ever meet.
“She was funny, super talented and she had the most contagious smile.”
As he struggled to control his emotions, he continued: “I wish she could have asked for help because there are so many people who love her and I’m going to miss her so much.
“We can’t let this happen, we can’t let this happen to anyone else.”
“I’m going to miss her so much”: The Dancing On Ice star, 38, worked with Caroline when they presented the I’m A Celebrity spin-off show together between 2009-2010
Meanwhile, his partner Stacey Solomon revealed that she was planning to take some time away from social media after the sad news.
She wrote on Instagram Story: “I’m leaving here tonight.
“I’m going to spend some time thinking about how happy I am to have my family and remind myself that you NEVER really know what’s going on in someone’s life.
‘Friendliness is EVERYTHING and it costs NONE. Tonight and always send so much love to you. “
So sad: Joe, who went to Instagram Story hours after her death, fought the tears when he revealed that he would “miss her so much” and revealed his sadness that she didn’t reach for help
The Loose Women star also shared contact details for a series of help lines.
Their words come after the the former ITV presenter committed suicide in her new flat in Islington, North London, hours after she found out she would be tried over boyfriend Lewis Burton’s alleged attack last year – while the producer-friend who stayed with her went to the stores.
When the friend was unable to return, she called Flack’s father Ian, who found his way to the property before discovering his daughter’s body.
The star’s management team had previously called her “vulnerable,” and threw the Crown Prosecution Service to continue her “show trial,” even though Mr. Burton said he didn’t want to file a complaint.
Heartbreaking: “I wish she could have asked for help because there are so many people who love her and I will miss her so much”
In the aftermath of her death, legions poured in tributes for the star of various famous names who knew her, loved her, and worked with her.
Tributes for Caroline include several former Love Island participants, narrator Iain Stirling and Caroline’s friend and show replacement Laura Whitmore.
After Caroline’s death, many fans went to social media to demand that Love Island be assisted, after she was the third person involved in the show to take their own life.
Moved: Meanwhile, his partner Stacey Solomon revealed that she was planning to take some time away from social media after the sad news
Time out: ‘I’m leaving here tonight. I will spend some time thinking about how happy I am to have my family and remind myself that you NEVER really know what is going on in someone’s life ‘
Former participants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon, took their own life in March 2019 and June 2018.
One of the fans that brought out the show was Eamonn Holmes presenter who paid tribute to Caroline and insisted that there should be ‘repercussions’.
He wrote on Twitter: “Caroline Flack …. Dear God. Incredibly shocked. May they have found peace. #Rip Should it now certainly have an impact on Love Island? ‘that generated more than 27,000 likes.
CAROLINE FLACK: A CALL FOR HELP?
Caroline Flack often spoke about her struggles, both in interviews and on social media.
Caroline said, after her strict success: “Fame doesn’t make you happy”
The winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2014 said she felt depressed after her victory at the BBC show.
After winning the series together with professional partner Pasha Kovalev, she admitted that she felt she was “held together by a string that could break at any time.”
In an unearthed interview by the Daily star After her death, Caroline claimed that: “It all started the day after I won Strictly. I woke up and felt that someone had covered my body with cling film. I couldn’t get up and couldn’t pick myself up next year. “
She went on: ‘People see the lifestyle of celebrities and assume that everything is perfect, but we are just like everyone else. Everyone fights against something emotional behind closed doors – that is life.
Ignored? “When I actually contacted someone, they said I was tapping,” Caroline admitted in October 2019
“Fame doesn’t make you happy.”
“BEING A BURDEN IS MY BIGGEST FEAR”
In an Instagram post she uploaded on October 14, 2019 – on the occasion of World Mental Health Day – Caroline kept a photo of herself: “On some days it is difficult to write your feelings that you are not in the right place.
“I’ve been in a very weird place for the last few weeks … I find it hard to talk about it … I think it’s fear and pressure of life … and when I actually approached someone, they said I was tapping.
“I feel that this is why some people keep their emotions to themselves. I certainly hate to talk about my feelings. And being a burden is my biggest fear …
“I’m lucky that I can pick myself up if it feels like it. But what happens if someone can’t do that. Be kind to people. You never know what’s going on. Ever.’ [sic]
Signs of suicide? She loved tweets about calling the Samaritans during Christmas
Caroline was told to stay out of social media after her attack in December 2019.
However, she especially liked a series of tweets in the following days, before Christmas, to encourage those who felt lonely during the holidays to seek help.
The tweets – posted by actress Sheridan Smith, journalist Stacey Dooley and comedian Luke Kempner – contain the telephone number for the suicide hotline of The Samaritans.
She also posted on Instagram around the same time: “This kind of research and speculation is a lot to undertake for a person … I am a human at the end of the day and I am not silenced when I have a story have to tell and a life to continue with …
‘I take some free time to feel better and to learn some lessons from situations that concern myself. I have nothing but love to give and the best wishes for everyone. “
Reportedly Caroline had decided to write a book during her recent free time.
“Caroline has found the process incredibly cathartic,” one of her friends told Mail. ‘She wants it to be more than just a story about her. She wants to talk about the problems she has encountered and how she has overcome them.
“She hopes to be able to help others who may have similar problems. Partly self-help, partly memoir is the style that Caroline is looking for. “
Eamonn added later: “Meaning out of respect, can the series continue?” (Sic)
A spokesperson for the CPS made a statement and said: “Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Caroline Flack.
“Given the tragic circumstances, we will not comment on the details of this case at this stage.”
If you are struck by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
Too soon disappeared: Caroline committed suicide at her new flat in Islington, North London, hours after she found out she would be tried over friend Lewis Burton’s alleged attack last year (shown in February 2019)