Olly Murs shares sweet clip kissing Caroline Flack's cheek

Olly Murs shares sweet clip kissing Caroline Flack's cheek

‘I’ll miss you Caz until we meet again’: Olly Murs shares sweet clip kissing Caroline Flack’s cheek while her best friend posts heartfelt tribute on day of her funeral

  • The singer, 35, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a sweet clip of himself kissing the late Love Island presenter
  • Olly led the celebrity tributes alongside Stacey Solomon and Amanda Holden
  • He wrote: ‘Today was so hard but you know what goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end’
  • The singer worked with Caroline from 2011 until 2012 on The Xtra Factor 
  • Friends and relatives gathered today to remember TV star Caroline Flack, 40
  • She was found hanged on February 15 at home in Stoke Newington, East London 
  • For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123, visit a local branch or go to www.samaritans.org 

Olly Murs paid tribute to Caroline Flack on the day of her private funeral. 

The singer, 35, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a sweet clip of himself kissing the late Love Island presenter during their time presenting The X Factor in 2015.  

Friends and relatives gathered to remember the 40-year-old TV star after she was found hanged on February 15 at her home in Stoke Newington, East London. 

Always remembered: Olly Murs paid tribute to Caroline Flack on the day of her private funeral

Olly led the celebrity tributes alongside Stacey Solomon and Amanda Holden, while Caroline’s best friend Mollie Grosberg shared a touching photo of Caroline fast asleep on a plane. 

Olly wrote: ‘Today was so hard but you know what goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you caz until we meet again xx.’

The singer worked with Caroline from 2011 until 2012 on The Xtra Factor before fronting the main show together in 2015- told how much he ‘misses’ his pal and admitted it’s been ‘tough’ in recent weeks during an appearance on Loose Women last week. 

The sun shines down on you: Caroline’s best friend Mollie Grosberg shared a touching photo of Caroline fast asleep on an aeroplane

Tribute: The singer, 35, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a sweet clip of himself kissing the late Love Island presenter during their time presenting The Xtra Factor in 2015

Heartache: Olly wrote: ‘Today was so hard but you know what goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you caz until we meet again xx.’

Olly said through tears: ‘It’s tough, I never thought I’d never see her again. I love her to bits and I miss her.’ 

Caroline’s best friend Mollie meanwhile shared a photo of the star sleeping with an eye mask on after the star’s funeral. 

Mollie wrote: ‘Bye bye my beauty. I’ll never ever not think about you every second of every day. We love you so much and we are smiling today just for you. The sun shines for you.’ 

Heaven: Caroline boyfriend Lewis Burton paid tribute to the late Love Island presenter with an Instagram post saying: ‘My little angel… I will love you forever’ 

Sweet: Mollie, who is looking after the late presenter’s beloved French Bulldog Ruby, also posted a touching video to her Instagram page of the star with her dog 

Mollie, who is looking after the late presenter’s beloved French Bulldog Ruby, also posted a touching video to her Instagram page of the star with her dog. 

Alongside the video, she wrote: ‘Lucky us. Most loving human ever. Love you my baby girl carrie.’ 

Caroline boyfriend Lewis Burton paid tribute to the late Love Island presenter with an Instagram post saying: ‘My little angel… I will love you forever.’ 

Lewis’ message, accompanied by a picture of him kissing Miss Flack, was reposted by her friend Sam Campbell today, who said: ‘Love you, Lew’.

Others – including Amanda Holden and Strictly Come Dancing’s Janette Manrara – shared photographs of a T-shirt featuring a sketch of Caroline and the words ‘Be Kind’.  

X Factor and I’m A Celebrity star Stacey shared a photograph on Instagram this morning of her holding her boyfriend Joe Swash’s hand.

She wrote: ‘Today it doesn’t feel right to be on social media. So from me and the boys, we hope you have a good day.

Statement: Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden posted a photograph of her at the Heart Radio studios this morning wearing a T-shirt with a sketch of Caroline Flack, saying: ‘Be kind’

‘Hold your loved ones close, give them all of the cuddles you have in you and let them know how much you need them in your life.

‘You never know when they really might need to know. Love you all. If you’re struggling with today, yesterday, the thought of tomorrow, please let someone know. Anyone.’

She also then shared the details of various mental health and support charities including the Samaritans, Mind and Heads Together.

Mental health: Strictly Come Dancing dancer Janette Manrara posted an Instagram message, saying: ‘Be kind’

Meanwhile Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda posted a photograph of her at the Heart Radio studios this morning wearing a T-shirt with a sketch of Flack, saying: ‘Be kind.’

Strictly Come Dancing dancer Janette posted an Instagram message with the same message as was on Holden’s T-shirt, saying: ‘Be kind’.

The T-shirt was created by Keith Lemon – real name Leigh Francis, who starred alongside Flack in Bo’ Selecta! where she was given her big break in TV in 2002. 

It features Caroline’s face and the message ‘Be Kind’ – a sentiment Flack had previously shared and has since gone viral as a hashtag across social media. 

Instagram ban: X Factor and I’m A Celebrity star Stacey Solomon shared a photograph on Instagram this morning of her holding her boyfriend Joe Swash’s hand

The inspiration behind Keith’s design comes from photographer Rachell Smith, who took the stunning portrait of the presenter. All profits are going to the Samaritans. 

Love Island contestant Maura Higgins was due to be launching a swimwear range at an Ann Summers store at The Brunswick shopping centre in London.

But the firm said this has now been postponed until 5pm tomorrow because it clashes with the funeral, in a message reposted by the reality star. 

Caroline killed herself one day after she learnt prosecutors were still pursuing allegations that she attacked her sleeping boyfriend Lewis with a lamp.

Speaking about Flack’s passing last week, ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall said: ‘So many people at ITV knew Caroline, including me, and it was unbelievably tragic.

TV icon: Caroline Flack presented Love Island on ITV, and is pictured in the series four final in 2018

‘I think that we can never know what is behind suicide. It is not in any way simple. It is a very, very complex thing.

‘We take advice from (mental health charities) Samaritans and Mind and we will continue to do that.’

The popular TV host’s family also shared an Instagram post advisers had told her not to share online.

Part of it read: ‘I’m so sorry to my family for what I have brought upon them and for what my friends have had to go through.

‘I’m not thinking about ‘how I’m going to get my career back’. I’m thinking about how I’m going to get mine and my family’s life back.’

For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123, visit a local branch or go to www.samaritans.org  

Respectful: Love Island contestant Maura Higgins was due to be launching a swimwear range at an Ann Summers store at The Brunswick shopping centre in London but cancelled it

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