Olly Murs has admitted he’s “still struggling” over the death of his friend Caroline Flack.
The former Love Island host sadly took her own life on February 15th, at the age of 40.
Speaking on Vicky Pattison’s podcast The Lighter Side of Life, Olly said: “For Caz not to be here anymore is hard, it’s difficult.”
“I am still struggling. It hurts every day thinking about what she must have gone through.”
Olly and Caroline became close friends after they presented The Xtra Factor together from 2011-2012. They also presented The X Factor in 2015.
During an interview last year, Caroline said: “I have never laughed as much as I did in 2011 when we first hosted The X Factor and that experience will stay with me forever.”
Olly continued: “For her to have written that about me last year gives me some comfort. I had a big impact on her life and I was a big person in her life.”
“That time we had together was one of her happiest moments and it makes me happy that we were both so happy at that point.”
“It’s mad losing someone you care about,” he added. “There is a massive hole in my life without Caz in it. I think about her most days.”
“I miss those moments of crazy stories – we would have the most random conversations about the most random things.”
“I am going to miss that forever. It breaks my heart what happened. I love her. I know I will see her again at some point so I look forward to that day.”
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.
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.
After Caroline sadly took her own life, her family released an unpublished Instagram post the presenter wanted to share before the died.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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