'I'm gonna miss you Caz': Love Island shares video tribute to Caroline Flack
Love Island's Iain Stirling recalled Caroline Flack's "passion, warmth and infectious enthusiasm" as the series paid tribute to her on Monday night.
The presenter passed away on Saturday, her family confirmed in a statement. She was 40 years old.
Following her death, Love Island did not air on Saturday or Sunday night. The series returned to TV screens last night, with a tribute to her airing before the episode began.
It showed footage of the sea, with the sound of waves playing, as Iain paid tribute to Caroline on behalf of the Love Island team.
"We are all absolutely devastated by the tragic news that Caroline, a much loved member of our Love Island family, has passed away. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this dreadful time," he said.
"Caroline and me were together from the very start of Love Island and her passion, warmth and infectious enthusiasm were a crucial part of what made this show connect with millions of viewers."
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"Like many of you right now we are all just trying to come to terms with what has happened. My only hope is that we can all try to be kinder, always show love and listen to one another," he continued.
"Caroline I want to thank you for all the fun times we had making our favourite show. You were a true friend to me. I'm going to miss you Caz."
A photo of Caroline then appeared on the screen, with "Caroline Louise Flack 1979 - 2020," underneath.
Caroline rose to fame in 2002 when she starred in Bo’ Selecta!. She has since presented shows like I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! and The Xtra Factor.
She presented Love Island from 2015 until 2019.
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