Laura Whitmore saw for the first time since the tragic death of Caroline Flack when leaving the radio program
Laura Whitmore was first seen on Sunday since her girlfriend Caroline Flack survived her own life at the age of 40 in her new flat in Islington, in the north of London.
The replacement host for Love Island, 34, got out in London after her BBC Radio Five Live show, where she paid tribute to the deceased TV veteran, who was found dead for several hours after being told she would stand trial Because of her alleged attack. friend Lewis Burton.
It is unclear whether the ITV2 dating series will be broadcast because fans insisted on axes after the death of Caroline and former participants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon.
Brave face: Laura Whitmore was first seen on Sunday since her girlfriend Caroline Flack took over her own life at the age of 40 in her new flat in Islington, in the north of London.
Media personality Laura wore a brave face as she went to her next destination in a dark gray car.
The former Survival of the Fittest star was depicted with a long woolen coat, a vibrant scarf and box-fresh sneakers, hiding her eyes behind circular hues.
Earlier in the morning, a grieving Laura – who appeared on her radio show a few hours after the news – fought back her tears as she shared an emotional message in memory of her late girlfriend.
The native Dublin struggled because of her grief when her voice broke while praising her friend.
Emotional: Love Island’s replacement host, 34, got out in London after her BBC Radio Five Live show, where she paid tribute to the deceased TV veteran
Good friends: Laura replaced Caroline on Love Island’s very first winter edition after the face of the show decided to resign from her role at the end of last year (shown in 2013)
Get out: Media personality Laura made a brave face as she went to her next destination in a dark gray car
Laura said: ‘I wish we spoke in better conditions and I had debated whether I should, should or could come today. But this is not about me, we lost someone yesterday for their time.
‘At the age of 40, Caroline Flack decided to take her own life and I want to talk about it. I want to talk about it, I want to talk about her and give her the respect she deserves and that she didn’t always get.
‘Everyone who knew Caroline knew that she was lively, loving and passionate about life, and that is why it makes no sense at all.
“Caroline loved to dance. Angels by Robbie Williams always reminds me of her because she danced so beautifully on Strictly and I will play that song after I say what I want to say.
On her way: the former Survival of the Fittest star was depicted with a long woolen coat, a lively scarf and fresh sneakers, hiding her eyes behind circular hues
Heartbreaking: mourning Laura – who appeared on her radio show a few hours after the news – fought back tears as she shared an emotional message in memory of her deceased friend
“Caroline loved music, she loved dancing. We shared many dance floors at performances and festivals.
‘I met her 10 years ago at the V festival and then we became friends. She was bubbles and ordered a room for such a small figure. She loved to laugh and had the most contagious smile.
“She also had many struggles. I’m not going to pretend she was perfect, but is there anyone? “
She also took the opportunity to defend the ITV2 dating show against the backdrop of Caroline’s death.
Heartbreaking: Caroline is the third Love Island star who died in the last two years after former participants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon took their own lives in March 2019 and June 2018 respectively (L-R pictured during their time on Love Island)
The blonde added: ‘Caroline loved love. That’s all she wanted. That is why the Love Island show was important to her because it is about finding love, friendship, laughter.
“The problem wasn’t the show, the show to work on was loving and caring and safe and protected.
“I want to thank BBC and ITV for the support I have received and those who supported my decision to come in today because I thought it was good to do.
‘Thanks to my boyfriend, the nicest man I know, to the entire Love Island family who grieves for their colleagues and friends and who has had great support in recent hours. I love you.
“Incredibly shocked”: it is unclear whether the ITV2 dating series will continue to broadcast as a fan, including Eamonn Holmes, such as his axing
‘Be kind to everyone in what you say. I’m going through today and going through this show, because that’s what Caroline would say to do.
‘Caroline, I am so sad for you, for your family. I’m angry that you’ve seen this as your only option, because I know how much love and support you had, I’m sorry you didn’t know that. I’m not sure when, but I’ll see you on the dance floor again and I hope you are at peace and know that you are loved. “
Laura replaced Caroline on Love Island’s very first winter edition after the face of the show decided to resign at the end of last year.
The former X Factor presenter was told that she would be on trial for attacking her friend Lewis, 27, a claim she denied.
Its management has beaten the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for pursuing the “show trial” after former tennis player Lewis said he did not want to file a complaint.
The former athlete claimed that she had hit him with a light in December before he asked the CPS not to report it.
Love Island fans went to Twitter to demand the series, after Mike and Sophie took their own lives in March 2019 and June 2018 respectively. MailOnline contacted ITV representatives for further comments.
One of the fans that brought out the show was Eamonn Holmes presenter, who paid tribute to Caroline, while insisting that there should be ‘repercussions’.
Tragic news: the ITV star was found dead a few hours after she found out she was on trial for the alleged attack of her friend Lewis Burton (shown in October 2019)
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.
The host of This Morning added later: “Meaning out of respect, can the series continue?” (Sic)
Love Island has issued a statement that says: “Everyone on Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news.
“Caroline was a very popular member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends.”
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. “