Zoe Hardman opens up on heartache of losing friend Caroline Flack

14 April 2022, 14:02

Zoe Hardman was Anna Whitehouse's eighth guest on hit podcast Dirty Mother Pukka.

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Zoe Hardman joined Anna Whitehouse for episode eight of Dirty Mother Pukka, during which she opened up about the tragic death of her friend Caroline Flack in 2020.

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Zoe Hardman opened up about the death of her friend Caroline Flack
Zoe Hardman opened up about the death of her friend Caroline Flack. Picture: Heart

Anna and Zoe were discussing their experiences of being trolled online, which led Anna to say: "The biggest thing we also bonded over was what happened to Caroline Flack.

Caroline tragically died in 2020
Caroline tragically died in 2020. Picture: Alamy

"I think the pain we both felt separately, because I didn't know her, of a woman lampooned by the media but also coming back to what you and I both experienced online.

"The tearing apart, like a Harlem witch trial."

Zoe Hardman joined Anna Whitehouse for episode eight of Dirty Mother Pukka
Zoe Hardman joined Anna Whitehouse for episode eight of Dirty Mother Pukka. Picture: Heart

Zoe agreed, saying: "Like a burn her on the steak kind of situation, which was horrendous to witness."

She added: "On a professional level, it was one of the worst things I've ever seen. On a personal level, it was one of the biggest heartaches I've ever been through, because she was my friend for a really long time."

Zoe, who met Caroline at the start of her career as they both had the same agent, continued: "I wish that I could have done more for her, and for a long time a lot of us felt like we'd let her down because we couldn't save her."

You can listen to the full episode on Global Player now.