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16 February 2020, 18:28 | Updated: 16 February 2020, 18:34
The presenting duo started off tonight's episode by paying tribute to tragic Caroline, who took her own life yesterday aged 40.
Phillip Schofield was visibly upset as Holly Willoughby spoke about tragic Caroline Flack on tonight's Dancing On Ice.
The duo started off tonight's episode on a sombre note as they paid their respects to the troubled Love Island presenter, who sadly took her own life yesterday.
In the first link of the show, Holly and Phil both looked teary-eyed as they prepared to make a statement they never would have imagined that one day they would have to make.
Holly, 39, said: “Many of us on the show knew Caroline as a friend, and we’ll all miss her enormously. As Caroline herself recently posted, ‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind’.”
It was reported yesterday that Caroline had taken her own life at home in her London flat when a friend who was staying popped out to the shops.
Her shocking death has prompted a flurry of heartbroken tributes from colleagues and fans who are struggling to deal with the tragic events.
Like Holly and Phil, the overwhelming message has been for people to "be kind" - and fight back against the negative energy that is rampant on social. media
Fans were quick to thank the presenting duo for their heartfelt statement, taking to Twitter to share kind words - thankfully showing that their message had reached at least a few people.
#DancingOnIce Philip Schofield just broke my heart remember Caroline Flack 🥺🥺— Ffion Bevan (@Ffion70408489) February 16, 2020
aw bless Philip & Holly on dancing on ice 😟😭 #DancingOnIce— Chelsi Rose (@chelsirosexx) February 16, 2020
Watching Phil fight back tears as he spoke about Caroline Flack had me fighting back my own - and then Holly saying "In a world where you can be anything..be kind."..😢 #DancingOnIce— Becca (@CareerGirl32) February 16, 2020
Bless him, Phil mentioned his friend and colleague, nobody should endure such harmful words, not knowing is no excuse....it could be your friend or relative next. #DancingOnIce— M J O'Gallagher (@Johnp45) February 16, 2020
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