Eamonn Holmes leads celebrities paying tribute to Caroline Flack | Daily Mail Online

Eamonn Holmes leads celebrities paying tribute to Caroline Flack

Celebrities are paying tribute to Caroline Flack after the TV presenter was found dead in her flat on Saturday aged 40. 

Among them was This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes who has called out the ITV show which Caroline was most famous for presenting. 

He wrote on Twitter: ‘Caroline Flack …. Dear God. Shocked beyond belief. May she have found peace. #Rip Has to be repercussions for Love Island now surely ?’

Tributes: Celebrities are paying tribute to Caroline Flack after the TV presenter is found dead in her flat on Saturday aged 40 

Caroline has presented on Love Island for five seasons but stepped down for the current sixth season due to an assault charge.  

Eamonn’s comment follows former contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon who both took their own lives after appearing on the show. 

Other celebrities have paid tribute to the much loved star on Twitter and Instagram, these include the cast of Love Island and Strictly Come Dancing, which she won in 2014. 

Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter: ‘Caroline was a fun, bright & sparky person whose whole world collapsed recently, both professionally & personally. 

‘She told me it had been the worst time of her life, and was clearly struggling to cope with losing everything she held dear. This is such sad, awful news.’ 

So sad: Among them was This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes who has called out the ITV show which Caroline was most famous for presenting

Heartbreaking: He wrote on Twitter: ‘Caroline Flack …. Dear God. Shocked beyond belief. May she have found peace. #Rip Has to be repercussions for Love Island now surely ?’

Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson penned: ‘Social media has given us too much access to hate on others. People we don’t even know. Real people, just like you or I. RIP Caroline’ 

Big Brother star Channelle Mcleary wrote: ‘RIP Caroline flack. Yes she made some mistakes which were unfortunately in the public eye but she didn’t deserve this

‘All the abuse she received. How many more life’s are going to be taken before people realise it is not ok to treat others this way. These are real people!’

Paying tribute: Piers Morgan paid an emotional tribute to the star on Twitter where he described her as a ‘fun, bright & sparky person whose whole world collapsed recently’ 

Tess Daly shared: ‘Absolutely shocked and devastated at this tragic news. Rest in peace Caroline you beautiful girl. My heart goes out to your family and loved ones at this time XXXX’

Martin Kemp wrote: ‘Caroline Flack, I’m so so sad to hear this News… All my love goes out to her family and friends..oh man! Rest in Peace Caroline!’

Presenter Phillip Schofield shared a post once shared by Caroline on her Instagram that said: ‘In a world where you can be anything be kind.’ 

Coleen Rooney wrote: ‘Heartbreaking people really don’t know what others are going through or feel. Thoughts and prayers are with Caroline’s family and friends. Rest in PEACE Caroline’

Sad: Tributes are flooding in for the star 

ITV presenter Susanna Reid shared a moving tribute: ‘My heart is absolutely broken for Caroline Flack and everybody who loves her.’

Choir master Gareth Malone shared: ‘ABSOLUTELY gutted about Caroline Flack we worked together and she was delightful. TV can be a hard place to work and mental health problems are everywhere. I hope this changes things. A sad day.’ 

Donna Air penned: ‘Oh no. I am shocked and saddened to hear the news. Caroline Flack was always so fun and kind , I cannot believe she hasn’t had the chance to heal & overcome what was clearly a horrible time for her. RIP, I will always remember our giggles in Australia especially darling girl’ 

Strictly stars: Also sharing tributes are member of the Strictly Come Dancing family, these include moving words from Tess Daly, Ola Jordan and presenter Claudia Winkleman

Also sharing tributes are members of the Strictly Come Dancing family, these include moving words from Tess Daly, Ola Jordan and presenter Claudia Winkleman.

Tess wrote: ‘Absolutely shocked and devastated at this tragic news. Rest in peace Caroline you beautiful girl. MY heart goes out to your family and loved ones at this time XXXX’

Claudia penned: ‘Such heartbreaking news. Sending so much love to Caroline’s family and friends. XXX’ while Ola shared: ‘I’m absolutely heartbroken. RIP Angel’ 

Showing love: ITV presenter Susanna Reid shared a moving tribute: ‘My heart is absolutely broken for Caroline Flack and everybody who loves her’

Her family has been informed and in a statement tonight said: ‘We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.’

Flack was best known for previously fronting the hugely popular ITV2 show Love Island, which has tonight been rocked by the third death of one of its former stars.

Contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon took their own lives following their appearances on the dating programme, throwing the show’s future into question.

Sad words: Philip Schofield  shared a post from Caroline where she said ‘In a world where you can be anything be kind’ and wrote his own moving message ‘you poor poor darling girl my heart is breaking’  

Flack’s death comes just weeks before she was due to go on trial for assaulting partner Lewis Burton, who in December accused her of hitting him with a lamp before backtracking on these claims.

Yesterday, the model and tennis player posted a picture of him and Flack on Instagram and wrote: ‘Happy Valentine’s… Love You.’

His heartfelt snap followed an announcement by Flack that she was about to break her silence about her troubled personal life. 

Heartbreaking: Love Island stars are amongst those who are paying tribute to the former presenter as well as other reality TV stars 

On Thursday she wrote: ‘I’m going to speak today… mine and my family’s life is no longer up for entertainment or gossip,’

But a source said she wrote the post ‘without thinking’ and changed her mind, vowing to keep quiet until the time was right.

The saga surrounding Flack’s court case saw her step down from hosting Love Island – the winter series is currently on air and is being hosted by Laura Whitmore.

Yet it was understood that she would return to the ITV2 show in the summer if cleared in court for the assault allegations. 

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org 

Devastating: A family statement read: ‘We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February. We would ask that the press both respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.’

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