Caroline Flack won the hearts of the nation in 2014 when she was crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing.
The presenter, 40, surprised the viewers as she danced a breathtaking Charleston to Istanbul (not Constantinople) from They Might Be Giants with pro Pasha Kovalev.
Caroline’s performance popped up when Strictly stars, including host Tess Daly and Aljaž Skorjanec, went to Twitter to pay tribute to the star after she was found in her London flat Saturday.
Dancer: Caroline Flack won the hearts of the nation in 2014 when she was named the winner of Strictly Come Dancing. The presenter’s presentation resurfaced when co-stars paid tribute after her death on Saturday
During an episode of Strictly with the theme ‘Around the World’, Caroline went on the dance floor with Pasha to perform a Charleston with a Turkey theme that surprised the jury.
She continued to repeat the routine in the grand finale, and it turned out to be her winning achievement because it was her last before she was crowned champion.
Four years later Caroline told about the difficulties she encountered after lifting the Glitterball trophy and told The Sun that she felt that her body was ‘covered’ with ‘cling film’ the morning after her triumph over the dance floor adding that she felt “ridiculous” so low.
She added, “I couldn’t get up and couldn’t pick myself up that next year.”
Delighted: the presenter, 40, surprised viewers as she danced a breathtaking Charleston to Istanbul (not Constantinople) from They Might Be Giants with pro Pasha Kovalev
Stellar: During a Strictly episode with the Theme theme, Caroline and Pasha went to the dance floor to perform a Charleston-inspired Charleston that amazed the jury
Tribute to Strictly’s biggest stars came in after Caroline was found dead at her London home at the age of 40.
Tess tweeted: ‘Absolutely shocked and destroyed by this tragic news. Rest in peace Caroline, beautiful girl. Hart now goes out to your family and loved ones xxxx. “
Claudia wrote: ‘What a heartbreaking news. Send so much love to Caroline’s family and friends. xxx ‘
Judge Bruno Tonioli tweeted: “Reading and seeing all sincere messages in so many accounts shows how popular and loved #CarolineFlack was … What fun times and memories x.”
Tribute: Tribute from Strictly’s biggest stars came in after Caroline was found dead at her London home at the age of 40
Pro Ola Jordan has posted: “I am absolutely broken. RIP Angel. “
Aljaz simply tweeted ‘Caroline’ along with a broken heart emoji.
James Jordan – who previously appeared on Strictly as a professional – tweeted: “I just saw the devastating news on Twitter that Caroline Flack was found dead in her home.
“I’m so sad now and I really can’t believe it. I cannot imagine what her family is going through now. ”
Karen Hauer added: “Absolutely shocked and sad to hear about @ carolineflack1. Thinking of her family and hoping that their privacy wishes will be met ‘
Tragic: It Takes Two hosts Zoe Ball and Rylan Clark-Neal also shared their own tribute to Caroline after hearing the news
It Takes Two host Zoe Ball also tweeted: ‘Devastating news about Caroline. Thoughts are with her family and loved ones. “
Rylan Clark-Neal – who organizes together with Zoe It Takes Two – tweeted that he discovered the tragic news in the middle of his Radio 2 show and came out 15 minutes earlier.
To clarify his absence, Rylan tweeted: “Apologies for the last 15 minutes of my show. I was aware of the news and was and still am in a complete show. Gutted. Such a pity. Sleep well Flack x. ”
RIP: Caroline was found dead at her London apartment at the age of 40, her family said in a statement Saturday
Caroline was found dead at her London apartment at the age of 40, her family said in a statement Saturday.
The family statement read: “We can confirm that our Caroline died today, February 15.
“We would ask the press to respect the privacy of the family during this difficult time and we would ask that they make no attempt to contact us and / or photograph us.”
The troubled Love Island star had stopped presenting Love Island after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend Lewis Burton 27 in her former flat in Islington, north London, in December.
She made a non-guilty plea for the indictment at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court and was released on bail under conditions that prevented her from contacting Burton prior to a trial in March.
An ITV spokeswoman said: “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.”
Last observation: Caroline posted a last series of photos on Instagram with her dog Ruby on Thursday, just two days before she was found dead in her flat in London after apparently taking her own life
Family: Flack leaves behind her twin sister Jo (photo on the left together) and her older brother, older sister, mother and father (photo on the right)
TV presenters Davina McCall and Phillip Schofield were also among those who responded to the news of Caroline’s death
Her TV presentation roles include Gladiators, I am a celebrity … Get me out of here! NOW !, the X factor and the Xtra factor.
She won Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 in combination with professional dancer Pasha Kovalev.
The following year she joined the revival of dating reality show Love Island on ITV2.
She organized the first five series of the popular program, one of the most viewed reality shows in the UK in recent years, as well as the spin-off program Aftersun.
The current series of the program, the first winter edition, is being organized by Laura Whitmore after Flack gave up her presentation duties.
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Fight: Four years later, Caroline talked about the difficulties she encountered after lifting the Glitterball trophy and told The Sun that she felt that her body was “covered” in the dance floor the morning after her triumph