Caroline Flack's friends and colleagues celebrate late presenter on her birthday

Amy Johnson
·2 min read
Caroline Flack at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House - 90th anniversary party at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Caroline Flack at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House - 90th anniversary party at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Friends and colleagues of Caroline Flack posted tributes to the late star on what would've been her 41st birthday.

Her former X Factor co-host Olly Murs shared a message on 9 November, as did her pal Dawn O'Porter and Love Island's Iain Stirling and Laura Whitmore.

Murs wrote on Instagram: "Happy birthday cazza!

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"I do wonder most days what tik tok dance id see you doing, what Disney song you’d be singing too or what random what’s app message I’d get from ya but instead I sit here remembering the memories we shared, and that infectious laugh you had x miss ya 😢❤️."(sic)

He accompanied the words with a photo of the pair pulling faces at the camera.

Meanwhile O'Porter, who lives in Los Angeles, put up a candid photo of Flack relaxing on a sofa. She penned: "There is not an hour of any day that I am not thinking about Caroline. It’s 1.15am here. A dream just woke me up. I love my Caroline dreams, they feel like visits. She’s always so happy in them.

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"Sometimes I sit on the sofa that she’s on in this photo and shut my eyes and imagine her DNA seeping through my skin and becoming a part of mine. So silly the things you find yourself doing when you lose someone you adore.

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"Happy birthday my funny funny loyal friend, the only thing that makes this easier is knowing how lucky I was to have you at all. Sending love to everyone who loved her too."

Her co-star Stirling shared a photo of him and Flack to his Instagram story, writing: "Happy Birthday mate x."

Laura Whitmore, who took over from Flack on Winter Love Island after she stepped down following her arrest, posted a video of her and the late host dancing while she wished her a ‘Happy Birthday’.

Flack died by suicide on 15 February this year. At the time she was facing trial for assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton and had learnt the previous day that the Crown Prosecution Service was continuing with the prosecution.

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