Laura Whitmore breaks down while paying tribute to Caroline Flack on her BBC radio show this morning 1 month ago

Laura Whitmore breaks down while paying tribute to Caroline Flack on her BBC radio show this morning

"I love you. To everyone, be kind in what you say."

Yesterday, the world learned of the devastating passing of the gorgeous Caroline Flack.

A statement was released by her family, confirming that the 40-year-old presenter had taken her own life.

In an emotional two minute tribute on Five Live this morning, Laura Whitmore opened up about her friend:

"She was bubbly and for such a small stature, commanded a room. She loved to laugh and had the most infectious chuckle. She also had many struggles, I am not going to pretend she was perfect. She lived every mistake publicly under the scrutiny. Caroline loved to love, that’s all she wanted."

"Which is why the show Love Island was important to her. The problem wasn’t the show, the show was loving, caring and safe and protective. The problem is, the outside world is not."

"People who make unkind comments on an online forum need to look at themselves. Sorry."

"To the press the newspaper - who demonise and tear down distress we have had enough."

 

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"I have seen journalists and Twitter warriors talk about this tragedy and they themselves have twisted what the truth is."

"You don’t have to tear down someone to feel good about yourself to listeners be kind only you are responsible for how you treat others."

"I have had messages and been harassed for doing my job. II want to use my platform to call people out. Its gone too far, your words affect people."

"Enough."

"I would to thank ITV and BBC for the support that I have had. And those who supported my decision to come in today as I felt it was the right thing to do. To my boyfriend, the kindest man I know, to the whole Love Island family who are mourning for their colleague and friend."

"I love you. To everyone, be kind in what you say."