Caroline Flack’s family release childhood pictures of the tragic presenter ahead of documentary

Barney Davis
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Caroline Flack’s heartbroken family have released previously unseen photos of her as a schoolgirl ahead of a new documentary about her life and death.

The Love Island presenter committed suicide at the age of 40, on February 15 2020.

The forthcoming Channel 4 programme promises to “delve beyond the headlines to reveal the complex woman behind the public persona” and will feature never-before-seen footage and childhood home videos, as well as interviews with her twin sister, Jody.

The documentary Caroline Flack: Her Life And Death also shows Olly Murs, her co-host on The Xtra Factor, weeping as he says: “I just wish I could have told her not to do it, I never got the opportunity to do that.”

It features her family and friends, including Dermot O’Leary, who says: “Those demons can start to play with you”, while her mother Christine Flack says: “She was my little girl, it doesn’t actually seem real.”

One image released by the family shows Flack and Jody wearing matching outfits as they pose in a Norfolk field as girls.

Caroline Flack in a school portraitPA
Caroline Flack in a school portraitPA

Another shows them, again in matching clothes, standing on a country path with their mother Christine’s arms wrapped around them.

The pair are dressed in striped tops, blue skirts and white socks.

Two other images feature Flack as a teenager, and in both she wears red lipstick and smiles broadly at the camera.

Family handout photo issued by Channel 4 of Caroline Flack in the 1990s.PA
Family handout photo issued by Channel 4 of Caroline Flack in the 1990s.PA

The second is a school photograph taken in the 1990s and shows her with cropped hair.

A final image sees the TV star as an adult with her head tossed back and her hair spread outwards.

Flack can be seen in tears saying
Flack can be seen in tears saying

Flack was born in Enfield, north London, but spent much of her youth living in Norfolk, first in Thetford and then in nearby East Wretham.

The documentary will feature tributes from Olly Murs, her co-host on The Xtra Factor, fellow presenter Dermot O’Leary, and family and friends.

Coroner Mary Hassell found that Flack killed herself because she knew she was being prosecuted for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, and could not face the press coverage.

The documentary is coming soon to Channel 4.

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