LAURA Whitmore and Rita Ora are among the stars paying tribute to Caroline Flack on the first anniversary of her tragic death.
The late TV presenter’s friends and colleagues took to social media today to remember Caroline a year after she took her own life aged 40.
Leading the tributes on Instagram was broadcaster Laura Whitmore who shared a clip of her Radio 5 Live show in which she spoke movingly about celebrating Caroline‘s life.
The 35-year-old also had singer Imelda May record a cover of one of the star’s favourite songs, The Glory of Love, to mark her anniversary.
In the clip taken from her show yesterday, Laura said: “It doesn’t get any easier to comprehend – and sometimes when you can’t think of the right words to say a song can feel more appropriate.
“So it will be a difficult time, but I hope a chance to celebrate her memory
and this song to those who knew Caroline well is very special. Her family played it at her funeral last year…
“…This is one of Caroline’s favourite songs. This is The Glory of Love”.
Alongside the clip, Laura shared a lyric from the Bette Midler classic with a photo of them in happier times.
Following Laura’s lead, singer Rita Ora branded Caroline “an angel” on her Instagram Story today.
The Anywhere hitmaker shared a black and white photo of them together with the caption, “an angel among us” across it.
The pair grew close when Rita became a judge on 2015’s the X Factor, which Caroline hosted alongside Olly Murs.
The TV presenter’s Love Island family also remembered the star on their official social media. Caroline had presented the popular dating show from 2015 to 2019.
The ITV2 show shared a photo of the late star from one of their promo shoots and wrote, “Remembering Caroline, 1979 – 2020, Always in our hearts” alongside it.
Presenter Laura Jackson also took to Instagram to remember her “amazingly infectious” friend in an emotional post.
She began: “Thinking of you today, Carrie.You were amazingly infectious. You had this unbelievable powerful pull – the kind of pull that’s so hard to explain.
“You commanded every room you walked in – even though you had the smallest feet known to man. You were the most fun; wild, ridiculous, brilliant, unbelievable fun.
“Whenever anything ridiculous happened – good or bad – it was always ‘content for the book’,” she continued.