Laura Whitmore has paid tribute to her friend and colleague, Caroline Flack two years on from her passing. Sharing a throwback video to them working together on Instagram she said; “This is how I like to think of Flack. Happy and not taking herself too seriously.”
“We hung out a lot that year and I look back at it with such fun memories. This day is hard and a reminder that no one knows anyone else’s demons but today I like to think of all the good memories too. Cougar Mountain what a show that would have been.”
Caroline was best known in recent years for presenting reality show, Love Island which Bray native, Laura later took over before Caroline’s passing in 2020.
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The UK presenter sadly took her own life on the 15th of February 2020, aged 40 and her death came as a shock to those who knew her. Later that year Laura opened up to The Times about how she was dealing with the loss of he friend; “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.”
She also spoke about how Caroline was a mentor to her when she started working on the hit show; “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.”
Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Laura said, “It’ll never be OK and it’ll never be right. It did scare me. She continued, “I felt like if people said things, it wouldn’t bother her. But obviously it did because everyone is human.”
“I don’t want to speculate reasons because nobody will ever know. (But) it did frighten me.”
Laura and Caroline had been friends for over a decade, and at the time of her death, the Bray native paid an emotional tribute to her pal.
“Anyone who knew Caroline knew she was vivacious, loving and had a passion for life, which is why none of this makes sense,” she said.She was so strong-willed and feisty and I remember thinking, ‘God, I wish I could be as strong as her.’”