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Saturday 4th April 2020

Caroline Flack death: Phillip Schofield pays tribute to 'poor darling girl'

He's among many stars heartbroken by the news

Phillip Schofield has reached out and paid tribute to fellow ITV star Caroline Flack following the Love Island presenter's tragic death.

The This Morning host shared a post that Caroline had made saying: "In a world where you can be anything, be kind."

He then added his own comment: "You poor poor darling girl, my heart is breaking, #BeKind.

Read more: Olly Murs posts tribute to Caroline Flack

The hashtag #BeKind has been trending on both Twitter and Instagram since news broke of Caroline's death last night.

Phil's This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby also shared her condolences.

She posted a picture of her and Caroline together alongside a sweet message.

She wrote: "Utterly heartbreaking... life is so precious and yet so fragile... huge love to Caroline's family..."

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Utterly heart breaking... life is so precious and yet so fragile... huge love to Caroline’s family... 💔

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News of Caroline's death broke yesterday evening, with a spokesperson for her family releasing a statement shortly afterwards.

It read: "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February.

"We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time."

Tributes have poured in from fans, celebrities and friends of the star.

Caroline's boyfriend, Lewis Burton, has also broken his silence on the devastating loss.

Caroline and Lewis in happier times (Credit:

Lewis and Caroline had been banned from seeing each other following her arrest for assault. 

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have also spoken out, they wrote on Twitter: "We are both devastated to hear the news about Caroline Flack.

Ant and Dec worked with Caroline on I'm A Celebrity... (Credit: ITV)

"It is beyond sad. Beyond words. So tragic. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Rest In Peace Caroline."

Kerry Katona, Piers Morgan, Mollie King and Dani Dyer are among those who have also paid tribute.

Singer Olly Murs, who presented The Xtra Factor and The X Factor alongside Caroline has posted a message to his former partner in crime on Twitter and Instagram.

Olly and Caroline first hosted spin off show The Xtra Factor together from 2011 to 2012.

They went on to be hosts of the main show in 2015.

Olly and Caroline were best friends (Credit:

Read more: Caroline Flack's management slam Crown Prosecution Service

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