Caroline Flack's boyfriend Lewis Burton shares tribute one month after her death

Caroline Flack and Lewis Burton at the opening of Cahoots Ticket Hall and Control Room in Soho, London. (Matrix/MediaPunch /IPX)

Caroline Flack’s boyfriend Lewis Burton has said her death still "just doesn't seem real", one month after she took her life.

The former Love Island host, who died aged 40, was laid to rest on 10 March in a private ceremony attended by friends and relatives.

Burton said he had never imagined he would be unable to ever speak to her again.

The former tennis player said: "It's already been a month I love and miss you so much, I never thought that one day I will never be able to see or speak to you again.

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"I wake up and think you're going to be laying next to me or you're going to call me in a minute. It just doesn't seem real.

"I wish I could give you a kiss and a cuddle and say everything is going to be ok. I am so grateful I met you – I just want to make you proud."

Flack stepped down from presenting the 2020 winter series of Love Island after an alleged assault on Burton.

Caroline Flack poses upon arrival at The British Fashion Awards 2017 in London, Monday, Dec. 4th, 2017. (AP Photo/ Joel C Ryan)

She pleaded not guilty at a court hearing in December and was released on bail, but she was ordered to stop having any contact with Burton ahead of a trial that had been due to begin in March.

The inquest into her death heard she was found on her back after an apparent hanging.

The hearing at Poplar Coroner's Court lasted four minutes, and was adjourned until summer.

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