Fans have remembered the late Caroline Flack after last night’s “heartbreaking” Strictly Come Dancing tribute.
The Love Island presenter, who tragically took her own life in February, won the dance competition back in 2014 with professional partner Pasha Kovalev.
On Saturday night’s special episode of the show, which looked back at the best moments from Strictly over the years, Caroline was remembered in a series of poignant scenes from the series.
The episode was aired on World Mental Health Day, with viewers taking to Twitter to share the importance of being kind.
Rylan Clark-Neal tweeted: “Just watched the tribute on strictly to flack. Was lovely. Been an awful year for so many but let’s not forget flack amongst it. A diamond x”.
Another viewer wrote: “The Caroline Flack tribute on #Strictly has reduced me to tears her story was beautiful and the ending was awful, for it to be aired on Mental Health Day too sends an even stronger message, she is so missed, I hope the story resonates and teaches people to be kinder #MentalHealth”.
Just watched the tribute on strictly to flack. Was lovely. Been an awful year for so many but let’s not forget flack amongst it. A diamond x
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) October 10, 2020
That Caroline Flack tribute on strictly was a timely reminder on #WorldMentalHealthDay to be kind always. You don’t know what someone is going through. 2020 has been especially unkind to so many, let’s cut everyone a bit of slack, we are all trying our best ❤️
— Alison Bender (@alibendertv) October 11, 2020
The Caroline Flack tribute on #Strictly has reduced me to tears her story was beautiful and the ending was awful, for it to be aired on Mental Health Day too sends an even stronger message, she is so missed, I hope the story resonates and teaches people to be kinder #MentalHealth
— Toyah (@toyahann_) October 10, 2020
— ScottDavies (@Sco77d) October 10, 2020
Last nights tribute to Caroline Flack on @bbcstrictly had me crying my eyes out💔 sooo moving ❤️ rip Caroline ❤️ I can’t shake it this morning 😢
— Laura Scott (@ortho634_laura) October 11, 2020
— Steve Coats-Dennis (@blondsteve) October 10, 2020
— CH (@OfficialCWH) October 10, 2020
Touching tribute to Caroline Flack on tonight's Strictly.
Very apt timing for #MentalHealthAwarenessDay
Remember it's ok to not be ok. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/3W7cRGkTN6
— 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 (@pearlylondon) October 10, 2020
I just caught the end of the @bbcstrictly show and saw the tribute to Caroline Flack. It was done beautifully, especially by @PashaKovalev and @JManrara who were very close to her. Heartbreaking to see CF say, on winning, “This has been the best time of my life.”
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) October 10, 2020
— Emma Adwoa Sawyerr (@Purple_Worship) October 10, 2020
Watching #Strictly tribute to #carolineflack 💕 be mindful of your actions & how they affect others, be careful what you say & do. Focus on power of contributing positive energy. Help it spread. ❤️
If you're struggling now or in future please reach out,❤️#worldmentalhealthday ❤️ pic.twitter.com/RrjxffNOLL
— Sam (@SsamTime) October 10, 2020
The @bbcstrictly tribute to Caroline Flack has got me 😢
Such a beautiful person, an incredible dancer and someone whose star burned too brightly and too fast for this world 🌟
— Alex Davies-Jones MP (@AlexDaviesJones) October 10, 2020
Caroline was laid to rest during a private funeral in March, one month after she tragically took her own life on February 15.
The TV presenter was found dead in her flat in London, months after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton.
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.
After Caroline sadly took her own life, her family released an unpublished Instagram post the presenter wanted to share before the 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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