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Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death documentary leaves viewers in tears

Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death documentary leaves viewers in tears

A Channel 4 documentary trying into the life and tragic demise of much-loved presenter Caroline Flack left viewers in tears when it aired on Wednesday evening.

Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death noticed associates and household of the Love Island host pay tribute to her, whereas documenting the rise of her profession and her tragic passing one 12 months on.

Viewers took to Twitter in their droves as they watched the ‘heartbreaking’ scenes and praised her household for bravely shedding gentle on Caroline’s psychological well being.   

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Emotional: A Channel 4 documentary trying into the life and tragic demise of much-loved presenter Caroline Flack left viewers in tears when it aired on Wednesday evening

Caroline was tragically discovered useless on February 15, aged 40, the day after listening to the Crown Prosecution Service would go forward with a trial for allegedly attacking her mannequin and former tennis participant boyfriend Lewis in December 2019. 

BAFTA winner Charlie Russell directed the documentary and commissioner Becky Cadman mentioned she hoped the programme can be a ‘becoming tribute to Caroline’.  

She mentioned: ‘This movie is about and for Caroline. A sister, daughter, buddy and one of the crucial profitable TV presenters in the nation.’

They added: ‘A rollercoaster life informed by way of the reminiscences of the individuals who knew her greatest, Caroline’s household and associates, we hope this will likely be a becoming tribute to her.’

Moving: Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death saw friends and family of the Love Island host pay tribute to her, while documenting the rise of her career and her tragic passing one year on

Shifting: Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death noticed associates and household of the Love Island host pay tribute to her, whereas documenting the rise of her profession and her tragic passing one 12 months on

Devastating: Caroline's mum Christine revealed the presenter attempted to hide her problems because she was 'frightened' of the public's reaction

 Devastating: Caroline’s mum Christine revealed the presenter tried to cover her issues as a result of she was ‘frightened’ of the general public’s response

Heartbreaking: Viewers took to Twitter in their droves as they watched the 'heartbreaking' scenes and praised her family for bravely shedding light on Caroline's mental health

Heartbreaking: Viewers took to Twitter in their droves as they watched the ‘heartbreaking’ scenes and praised her household for bravely shedding gentle on Caroline’s psychological well being

And viewers flooded Twitter as they watched the late TV presenter’s mum Christine, 70, and twin sister Jody, 41, speak about Caroline. 

One viewer wrote: ‘Watching the programme and it is heartbreaking such a wonderful particular person inside and out was a disgrace that she thought this was the one approach out! Hope this helps folks perceive what she was going by way of.’

One other added: ‘How courageous are Caroline’s mum and sister speaking concerning the many suicides makes an attempt of Caroline even earlier than she was well-known, such a tough factor to have handled in all their lives, so desperately mentioned.’ 

RIP: Caroline was tragically found dead on February 15, aged 40, after hearing the CPS would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Lewis Bloor

RIP: Caroline was tragically discovered useless on February 15, aged 40, after listening to the CPS would go forward with a trial for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Lewis Bloor

Always remembered: Caroline Flack's mum has revealed the late star's 'beautiful' memorial bench where the family goes to feel at 'peace'

All the time remembered: Caroline Flack’s mum has revealed the late star’s ‘stunning’ memorial bench the place the household goes to really feel at ‘peace’

Tragic: The former Love Island presenter is remembered with a bench in Norfolk that's inscribed with a heartbreaking message

 Tragic: The previous Love Island presenter is remembered with a bench in Norfolk that is inscribed with a heartbreaking message

Always remembered: To mark the first anniversary of her tragic passing, Caroline's mother Christine and sister Jody, 41, visited her bench, which is located in a serene woodland

All the time remembered: To mark the primary anniversary of her tragic passing, Caroline’s mom Christine and sister Jody, 41, visited her bench, which is situated in a serene woodland

‘The documentary about Caroline Flack is really heartbreaking. I can not consider I am sat right here watching this and solely simply coming to phrases that she’s actually not right here. Relaxation in peace you stunning woman, you are still so cherished,’ typed one other. 

‘Oh my god this Caroline Flack programme is heartbreaking,’ a 3rd viewer chimed. 

A unique Twitter consumer typed: ‘Caroline Flack was an actual life angel’.

‘I’m sat right here in tears listening to Caroline’s story and listening to her household speaking about her,’ mentioned one other. 

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Tribute: Viewers flooded Twitter as they watched the late TV presenter's mum Christine, 70, and twin sister Jody, 41, talk about Caroline

Tribute: Viewers flooded Twitter as they watched the late TV presenter’s mum Christine, 70, and twin sister Jody, 41, speak about Caroline

In the course of the Channel 4 documentary, Caroline’s mom Christine and her twin sister Jody, 41, spoke about how the presenter was at all times ‘fascinated’ by suicide and beforehand tried to kill herself following a relationship breakup earlier than she discovered fame.

And in a bid to encourage her followers to open up about psychological well being, they revealed Caroline tried to cover her personal issues – she had battled depression since changing into a youngster – as a result of she was ‘frightened’ of the general public’s response and the way it may impression her profession. 

Christine mentioned: ‘She had a protracted relationship when she was in Cambridge however that ended and then we acquired a name, she’d taken some drugs, she hung out in hospital and then you may inform it wasn’t proper, her response wasn’t proper. Yeah, she did not deal with heartbreak effectively.

'You always worried': During the Channel 4 documentary, Caroline's mother Christine and her twin sister Jody, 41, spoke about how the presenter was always 'fascinated' by suicide

‘You at all times anxious’: In the course of the Channel 4 documentary, Caroline’s mom Christine and her twin sister Jody, 41, spoke about how the presenter was at all times ‘fascinated’ by suicide

Shining a light: In a bid to encourage her fans to open up about mental health, they revealed Caroline attempted to hide her own problems as she was 'frightened' of the public's reaction

Shining a light-weight: In a bid to encourage her followers to open up about psychological well being, they revealed Caroline tried to cover her personal issues as she was ‘frightened’ of the general public’s response

‘We went by way of all of the docs and they noticed to her and thought no it is only a one off however there was at all times that worry after then that… I do not know, you at all times anxious in case something occurred.’ 

Jody added: ‘It feels so bizarre speaking about it as a result of I do know it is one thing she by no means wished anyone to find out about. 

‘Every severe boyfriend, she type of took plenty of tablets, drank lots, and ended up in an A&E scenario plenty of occasions. She actually did not suppose she might deal with that feeling so it was her attempting to regulate it.’ 

'We were great together': Meanwhile, Olly Murs, 36, said his 'heart breaks' every time he thinks of Caroline

‘We had been nice collectively’: In the meantime, Olly Murs, 36, mentioned his ‘coronary heart breaks’ each time he thinks of Caroline

In the meantime, Olly Murs, 36, mentioned his ‘coronary heart breaks’ each time he thinks of Caroline, and he struggles to think about the interior struggling she endured in the moments that led as much as her suicide.

In the course of the documentary, the singer sobbed as he remembered the great occasions he shared with shut buddy and former co-presenter. 

Olly mentioned: ‘I simply know that my coronary heart breaks each time I consider Caz and consider what she would’ve needed to have gone by way of to take her personal life and that is going to harm for a very long time as a result of we acquired on so effectively – we had been nice collectively.’   

'That's going to hurt': Olly said he struggles to imagine the suffering she endured in the moments that led up to her suicide

‘That is going to harm’: Olly mentioned he struggles to think about the struggling she endured in the moments that led as much as her suicide

'It was an awful experience': Later in the documentary, Olly spoke about the public's negative reaction to him and Caroline presenting The X Factor in 2015

‘It was an terrible expertise’: Later in the documentary, Olly spoke concerning the public’s detrimental response to him and Caroline presenting The X Issue in 2015 

TV presenter Natalie Pinkham, 43, added: ‘All that expertise, all that love, all the enjoyment she introduced, simply gone.  

‘She has gone, it is simply horrible and you are feeling like saying “come on you’ve got made your level now, come again, we have all listened, we have heard and I am sorry.”‘

Later in the documentary, Olly spoke concerning the public’s detrimental response to him and Caroline presenting The X Issue in 2015 – and how they first knew they had been dropping their jobs when it turned a information story. 

Olly mentioned: ‘I keep in mind the ultimate of The X Issue there was an enormous story and principally we had been getting sacked after the present.

'Everyone hated us': Dermot O'Leary returned to The X Factor a year later after co-hosts Caroline and Olly received a negative reaction from the public

‘Everybody hated us’: Dermot O’Leary returned to The X Issue a 12 months later after co-hosts Caroline and Olly obtained a detrimental response from the general public 

‘It was an terrible expertise realizing that everybody hated us on the present. That X Issue expertise for each of us was onerous. However once more Caroline, God, she acquired it a lot greater than me. I do not know what it was.’

Elsewhere in the documentary, Dermot O’Leary’s spouse Dee, 42, who’s a TV producer and was shut associates with Caroline, mentioned the previous Love Island presenter turned entrapped in a sport of ‘cat and mouse’ with social media as she turned extra well-known.   

'She hated it but she couldn't live without it': Dermot and his wife Dee reflected on the impact the rise of social media had on Caroline's mental health

‘She hated it however she could not reside with out it’: Dermot and his spouse Dee mirrored on the impression the rise of social media had on Caroline’s psychological well being 

Dee mentioned: ‘Her rise to fame coincided with the rise of social media and I believe she was in a form of bizarre cat and mouse sport with social media, with press, with fame.’ 

Showing alongside his spouse, Dermot, 47, added: ‘She hated it however she could not reside with out it.’  

The movie confirmed some examples of the hateful tweets posted about Caroline, together with one which mentioned: ‘There may be no one on earth I hate greater than Caroline Flack.’

Olly mentioned: ‘The abuse that she was getting, it was terrible, terrible. These feedback did have an effect on her, these feedback did damage.’ 

'Those comments did hurt': Olly said the 'abuse' Caroline received on Twitter was 'awful' and the remarks would affect on her (Caroline pictured in 2019)

‘These feedback did damage’: Olly mentioned the ‘abuse’ Caroline obtained on Twitter was ‘terrible’ and the remarks would have an effect on on her (Caroline pictured in 2019) 

Polly Hill, who was Caroline’s agent between 2003 and 2015, defined: ‘We did strive fairly onerous to strive and wean her off social media however truly I do not suppose we ever actually acquired a deal with on that, sadly.

‘It was barely destroying her, I’d say. She was struggling principally and then if you did see her head to head, nothing would get talked about it could be a “yeah I am fantastic” whereas clearly she wasn’t fantastic… yeah.’  

Caroline’s mum, mentioned: ‘I used to say to her “effectively simply do not learn it, eliminate your cellphone” however she’d be on it always, you’d strive and discuss to her however she’d be taking a look at her cellphone.’  

'She wasn't fine': Polly Hill, who was Caroline's agent between 2003-2015, said social media 'destroyed' the presenter and while she was suffering, she always put on a brave face in person

‘She wasn’t fantastic’: Polly Hill, who was Caroline’s agent between 2003-2015, mentioned social media ‘destroyed’ the presenter and whereas she was struggling, she at all times placed on a courageous face in particular person

And This Morning presenter Dermot hinted on the significance of talking out about psychological well being points, as him and spouse Dee mentioned Caroline ‘hid’ her issues ‘so effectively’ however they by no means went away. 

Dermot mentioned: ‘It’s extremely tough to know the extent of somebody’s issues in the event that they let you know – in the event that they sweep them beneath the carpet.’

Dee added: ‘She simply hid it too effectively, that is the factor she simply hid it so effectively and for me the one warning indicators had been the dependancy to social media and you undoubtedly noticed that over time progressing and clearly that then grew and grew and did not actually cease and go away.’  

Within the Channel 4 movie, Caroline’s mum Christine shared her remorse over not spending extra time along with her daughter when she had the prospect.  

She appeared again at previous Mom’s Day playing cards from Caroline and her Showbiz memorabilia, together with the Strictly Glitter Ball trophy she received in 2014.

Christine mentioned: ‘She used to say to me “oh I’ve booked this mum, are you coming? Include me.”

‘Or “we’ll go right here and go there” and I might say “I’ve set to work” and I did should work and are you aware Charlie… you should not, all of the occasions you type of miss with somebody and it’s best to simply do it should not you?’  

'All the times you miss with someone': In the Channel 4 film, Caroline's mum Christine shared her regret over not spending more time with her daughter when she had the chance

‘All of the occasions you miss with somebody’: Within the Channel 4 movie, Caroline’s mum Christine shared her remorse over not spending extra time along with her daughter when she had the prospect 

Her household hope the movie will give Caroline’s followers the boldness to speak about their issues and break down the stigma nonetheless hooked up to melancholy.

They consider if the previous X Issue host had opened up about her sickness, she should be right here at present.

Christine defined: ‘She hated the considered folks pondering she was this terrible particular person.

‘Even when she’d taken drugs as a teenager, she did not need anybody to know, she did not need anybody to know she acquired down and I do know they are saying everybody’s speaking about it now however I believe lots of people that actually endure with melancholy nonetheless do not speak about it, they do not. I believe individuals are nonetheless frightened to say it.’ 

In case you have been affected by this story, you’ll be able to name the Samaritans on 116 123 or go to www.samaritans.org. 

Sad: Christine looked back at old Mother's Day cards from Caroline and her Showbiz memorabilia, including the Strictly Glitter Ball trophy and her Love Island pilot hat

Unhappy: Christine appeared again at previous Mom’s Day playing cards from Caroline and her Showbiz memorabilia, together with the Strictly Glitter Ball trophy and her Love Island pilot hat

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