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Laura Whitmore admits she hasn’t ‘fully coped’ with Caroline Flack’s death

The TV presenter tragically took her own life back in February

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Laura Whitmore has admitted she still hasn’t “fully coped” with the death of Caroline Flack.

The TV presenter sadly took her own life back in February, months after she stepped down from hosting Love Island following her assault arrest.

Speaking to The Times, Laura confessed: “I’m still working through the grief of Caroline Flack’s passing. The past six months are a blur.”

“I haven’t fully coped with it. I don’t think I ever will.”

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After Caroline stepped down from hosting Love Island, she was replaced by Laura on the show’s first winter series.

Laura continued: “Caroline was very good to me. Before I even got offered Love Island, she messaged me saying, ‘I really hope you get the job.'”

“I love doing it, but the circumstances of being offered it were the worst you could possibly imagine.”

Caroline was sadly found dead at her flat in London on February 15, months after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton.

It’s believed Caroline took her own life just hours after she was told she would face trial for the alleged assault – despite the fact that Lewis didn’t want to press charges.

Following her death, the presenter’s management slammed the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for pursuing the ‘show trial’, knowing how vulnerable she was.

Shortly after her death, Caroline’s family released an unpublished Instagram post the presenter wanted to share before she died.

In the heartfelt statement, the TV star denied being a “domestic abuser”, and said the incident between her and Lewis was simply an “accident”.

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Lewis Burton and Caroline Flack

On the latest episode of Goss Chats, Goss.ie CEO Ali Ryan chats to Alan Hughes about life during the coronavirus pandemic.

The TV presenter admits working on Ireland AM has been a “life saver” over the past few months, and opens up about his fears over the future of his Cheerios Panto.

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