Caroline Flack is said to have stepped down from the role of presenting Love Island in December 2019 before she took her own life less than two months later at the age of 40.
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Caroline Flack’s mother Christine believes more needs to be done to protect the mental health of TV presenters following her tragic death in 2020.
Caroline’s family and friends worked together to organize a star-studded festival in honor of former Love Island host Flackstock to raise valuable funds for caring charities mental health care.
Caroline took her own life on February 15, 2020, at the age of 40.
Her departure comes two months after she was arrested following an incident involving her boyfriend, Lewis Burton. She later found out that prosecutors would start with an assault charge.
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Caroline is said to have stepped down from her role as Love Island in December 2019 and her mother thinks ITV should have done more to help her daughter.
Talking to Sun“The presenters’ duty of care needs to be better,” she said. If you work in an office, you’re protected, but on TV you’re not – you’re exposed.
She added: “Love Island thrives on controversies and they may still be, I haven’t watched it since.
“But when it comes to Caroline, they fired her because of her love life. That’s completely wrong.
“I watched it because Carrie was on it and I loved it because she absolutely loved it. She loved the crew and the contestants. It’s ironic that her love life is having a hard time.”
Christine also revealed that Caroline was diagnosed with bipolar just weeks before her death.
She said: “I think Carrie hasn’t said anything about her mental health publicly because she doesn’t want anyone to know.
“It’s part of the situation. You’re going to have terrible highs, but then when you’re low it’s terrible. I hope people who are suffering realize that of course it’s okay to feel that way, too. star.”
The idea for Flackstock came from close friend and TV presenter Natalie Pinkham, who dreamed up the idea before calling Christine for her thoughts.
With the help of other celebrity friends like Dawn O’Porter and Leigh Francis among others, Flackstock has succeeded and will see performances from the likes of Tom Grennan, Natalie Imbruglia and Pixie Lott and the appearances by Dermot O’Leary, Joel Dommett and Paddy McGuinness.
The festival will be held at Englefield House near Reading on Monday, July 25, supporting spiritual charities; Charlie Waller Trust, Choose Love, Mind and the Samaritans.
Caroline’s friends have expressed their pride in participating in the event and raising awareness about mental health treatments.
Natalie Imbruglia, who is set to perform, told the Sunday Mirror: “Caroline’s life is music, dance and comedy over and over. That’s all she lived for. The lockout took place shortly after her death. We had a funeral but we didn’t have a proper memorial.
“Her death was very difficult to handle and we had to do it ourselves. It was the reunion of all her friends and family. I still find it very difficult to talk about her in the process. past.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/caroline-flacks-mum-calls-better-27272448 Caroline Flack's mum says she hid battle over mental health and was 'fired for love'