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Entertainment Laura Whitmore says lockdown gave her time and privacy to grieve Caroline Flack

16:35  29 october  2020
16:35  29 october  2020 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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Laura Whitmore has told how the coronavirus lockdown gave her the time and space to grieve for her close friend Caroline Flack.

a close up of Laura Whitmore, Caroline Flack posing for a picture: Laura Whitmore and Caroline Flack (David M. Benett/Getty Images for EE) Laura Whitmore and Caroline Flack (David M. Benett/Getty Images for EE)

Love Island host Flack took her own life in February this year, at the age of 40, and Whitmore has previously told how she will never be okay with it.

The TV star – who had replaced Flack as the host of Love Island before the presenter’s death – opened up about her grief on theWomen’s Health Going For Goal podcast.

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She said it was particularly difficult because it had all been so public and that lockdown meant she could process her grief in private.

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Caroline Flack smiling for the camera:  British TV Presenter Caroline Flack aged 40 was found dead today at her home. She had appeared as a host of several popular Television shows the most recent being Love Island for which she received a BAFTA TV Award during the 2019 ITV Palooza at the Royal Festival Hall. (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA) British TV Presenter Caroline Flack aged 40 was found dead today at her home. She had appeared as a host of several popular Television shows the most recent being Love Island for which she received a BAFTA TV Award during the 2019 ITV Palooza at the Royal Festival Hall. (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

She said: “I think at the time I didn’t deal with it because I probably wasn’t in a position where I could, because I was still doing this show (Love Island) and I really didn’t know, it was like, you know when you are on a rollercoaster and you need to get through it?

“And also, I’ve never lost someone in my group of friends who is so young.”

She went on: “It’s hard, I’ll get tagged in something by a fan account of Caroline and I’ll think it’s Caroline and it’s only now it’s hit me, that’s not her.”

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Whitmore went on: “I feel it’s okay to deal with grief privately if you choose to. Or find your group of friends, not that I was by myself, I had good people around me.

“I found it really difficult because it was so public, that’s why lockdown was really great if I’m honest because I had that privacy and I had that time.”

Caroline Flack, Laura Whitmore are posing for a picture: LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Caroline Flack (L) and Laura Whitmore attend the Rita Ora aftershow party with Red Bull Editions at Mahiki London on February 6, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Caroline Flack (L) and Laura Whitmore attend the Rita Ora aftershow party with Red Bull Editions at Mahiki London on February 6, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Flack, who had presented Love Island from 2015 to 2019, died on February 15, triggering an outpouring of grief from fans and fellow celebrities.

The presenter was awaiting trial after pleading not guilty to charges of assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton.

Watch: Love Island dedicates the live finale to Caroline Flack

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