Laura Whitmore has shared a sweet post to her Instagram story in honour of her late friend Caroline Flack on what would have been her 44th birthday.
Sharing an old picture of the pair together smiling, Laura wrote, “Happy Heavenly Birthday Flack.”
Caroline was best known in recent years for presenting reality show, Love Island which Bray native, Laura later took over before Caroline’s passing in 2020. After taking over from her friend, Laura remained as host for the past three seasons of the show until stepping down after this summer’s series.
When Laura announced that she was stepping away from the show this year she wrote in part, “I was only planning to fill in for Caroline for a series and it turned into 3 series. I hope I did you proud Caroline ❤️.”
The UK presenter sadly passed in 2020, which came as a shock to the public as well as her friends and family. Later that year Laura told The Times, “I’m still working through the grief of Caroline Flack’s passing. The past six months are a blur. I haven’t fully coped with it. I don’t think I ever will.”
She also revealed that Caroline was rooting for her to get the Love Island host position when she stepped down, “Caroline was very good to me. Before I even got offered Love Island, she messaged me saying, ‘I really hope you get the job.’
“I love doing it, but the circumstances of being offered it were the worst you could possibly imagine.”
Laura and Caroline had been friends for over a decade, and at the time of her death, the Bray native paid an emotional tribute to her pal.
“Anyone who knew Caroline knew she was vivacious, loving and had a passion for life, which is why none of this makes sense,” she said.She was so strong-willed and feisty and I remember thinking, ‘God, I wish I could be as strong as her.’”