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Fans remember Caroline Flack after ‘heartbreaking’ Strictly Come Dancing tribute

The late presenter won the dance series in 2014

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Caroline won Strictly Come Dancing back in 2014

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”.

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.

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Lewis and Caroline

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After Caroline sadly took her own life, her family released an unpublished Instagram post the presenter wanted to share before the died.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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