The former roommate of Caroline Flack shared a beautiful photo of the deceased star as a teenager and wrote that she was ‘full of happiness, energy and enthusiasm’.
Bernadette Battom, now 42, attended theater school with Caroline, who died a week last Saturday at the age of 40 and wanted to share a moment of her in joyful times when they were 16.
She spoke to the Sunday People about their time at Cambridge’s Bodywork Company in 1996, where they shared a house with three other artists.
“She was full of happiness, energy and drive”: the former roommate of Caroline Flack shared a beautiful picture of the star as a teenager (left) after her tragic death
The 42-year-old explained: ‘She was so full of happiness, energy and drive.
She said: ‘She was a bundle of trust and was always chosen for everything. We were working so hard that we came home exhausted, so we didn’t go out to parties or parties.
“Caroline knew where she wanted to go and she was focused on that. She wasn’t the nicest roommate, but she was very popular. People were attracted to her. “
Honor: Meanwhile, the Love Island final will be a tribute to the late host Caroline Flack of the show (shown on the show in June 2019)
Bernadette was understandably destroyed to hear of Caroline’s death just over a week ago.
She said, “If you had told me then that this would happen, I would never have believed it.”
Unfortunately they lost contact after their graduation in 1999.
Meanwhile, the Love Island final will be a tribute to Caroline.
ITV confirmed that viewers will see a dedication to the star at Sunday night’s show, who took her own life to her home in London last Saturday.
Tragic: Love Island narrator Iain Stirling’s “backbone” paid tribute to Caroline on Monday, as the show returned two days after her death
After much speculation, it was revealed that the finalists had been informed of her death with insiders who confirm that they were warned on Saturday.
An ITV representative told MailOnline: “There will be a dedication to Caroline in tonight’s final episode. For the final, the islanders were informed of the news of Caroline without a camera. ”
Earlier this week, participant Ched Uzor’s mother said ITV is right not to tell the stars of the show about Caroline’s tragic death.
Maureen Uzor insisted that the series should continue and that those in the current series being filmed in South Africa should only be told when they leave the villa.
Last Sunday’s episode was canceled with producers who stated that it “would not be broadcast out of respect for Caroline’s family.”
Awareness: After much speculation, it has been revealed that the finalists have been informed of her death with insiders confirming that they have been warned on Saturday
On Monday, viewers of the hit show praised storyteller Iain Stirling’s ‘hair-raising’ tribute to his friend and colleague, where he encouraged people to be ‘friendly’.
At the start of the show, a clip of the sea played with Iain doing the voice-over, then Iain read a moving tribute that lasted 73 seconds.
He said: ‘We are all absolutely destroyed by the tragic news that Caroline, a very beloved member of our Love Island family, has died. Our thoughts with family and friends in this terrible time.
‘Caroline and I have been together from the very beginning of Love Island and her passion, warmth and infectious enthusiasm were a crucial part of what brought the show in contact with millions of viewers.
“I’m going to miss you Caz”: Comedian Iain (pictured above with Caroline in 2017) opened the show with a moving tribute to his friend earlier this week
Speaking: Maureen Uzor (right), mother of Love Island participant Ched Uzor (left) recently said that ITV is right not to tell the stars of the show about the tragic death of Caroline Flack
Acquisition: The ITV veteran led the beloved show since the revival series in 2015, before transferring her role to friend Laura Whitmore (pictured at this year’s show) at the end of 2019.
“Like many of you, we are all now trying to come to terms with what has happened. My only hope is that we can all try to be friendlier, always show love and listen to each other.
“Caroline, I want to thank you for all the great times we had to make our favorite show, you were a true friend to me, I’m going to miss you Caz.”
TV star Caroline died the day after she was told that the CPS continued the lawsuit against her after an arrest at her home over a row with Lewis Burton in December.
She pleaded not to be guilty of mistreatment by beating the Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in North London on December 23 and would be on trial on March 4.
Heartbreaking: Caroline died the day after she was told that the CPS continued the lawsuit against her after a fight with Lewis Burton (shown in October)
Her management company has criticized the CPS for continuing what she called her “show trial,” even after Lewis said he did not support it.
The ITV veteran led the beloved show since the revival series in 2015, before transferring her role to friend Laura Whitmore at the end of 2019.
On Sunday evening, Luke Trotman and Siânnise Fudge, Paige Turley and Finley Tapp, Demi Jones and Luke Mabbott, or Jess Gale and Ched will be crowned as the very first winners of the debut winter edition of the ITV2 dating series.
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Long-awaited: Sunday night sees the very first winners of the debut winter edition of the ITV2 dating series (finalists Paige Turley and Finley Tapp shown)
The full message that Caroline Flack wrote and was advised not to post on social media
Flack’s mother shared the message in her local newspaper, the Eastern Daily Press, in Norfolk, where Flack grew up.
For many people arrested for common attacks is an extreme way to have a kind of spiritual awakening, but for me it has become normal.
I have pressed the snooze button on many tensions in my life – for my entire life. I accept shame and poisonous opinions about my life for more than 10 years and have told myself that it is all part of my work. Do not complain.
The problem with brushing things under the carpet is … they’re still there and someday someone will lift that carpet and all you’re going to feel is shame and shame.
On December 12, 2019, I was arrested for joint abuse by my friend … Within 24 hours, my entire world and future were swept under my feet, and all the walls that I had taken so long to build around me collapsed. Suddenly I am on a different kind of stage and everyone sees it happen.
I have always taken responsibility for what happened that night. Even at night. But the truth is … It was an accident.
I have had a kind of emotional breakdown for a long time.
But I am NOT a domestic abuser. We had a fight and an accident happened. An accident. The blood that SOLD to a newspaper was MY blood and that was something very sad and very personal.
The reason I have it today is because my family can’t take it anymore. I lost my job. My house. My ability to speak. And the truth has been taken from my hands and used as entertainment.
I can’t spend every day hiding and told that I don’t have to say or speak to anyone.
I am so sorry for my family for what I brought them and for what my friends had to endure.
I don’t think about ‘how I will get my career back’. I am thinking about how I will get back mine and the life of my family.