Strictly Come Dancing stars break down in tears over Caroline Flack as show pays tribute to late star

STRICTLY Come Dancing stars broke down in tears over Caroline Flack as they filmed a show that will pay tribute to the star.

Caroline, who tragically took her own life in February aged 40, won the competition back in 2014.

She was the first celebrity to score a perfect 40 for all three of her final dances with her dance partner Pasha Kovalev.

For a special episode of the dance show due to air on Saturday, showrunners have produced a seven minute segment honouring Caroline's time in the competition.

Paying tribute to the Love Island presenter, Judge Bruno Tonioli said: ''She was such fun and great to be with."

"She really was a joy. We will always love Caroline and we will never forget her."


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Caroline's Strictly partner Pasha said his time with Caroline "will always hold a special place in my heart."

Hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly also paid tribute, with Tess saying that she "lit up the Strictly ballroom every single week."

Strictly pro dancer Janette Manrara added: "The highlight was her showdance. You could feel she was lost in the moment. As a performer you can't ask for more. It is a memory I hold close to my heart.

"I think overall she would have said her Strictly journey was magical. I'm so happy she was able to pick up that glitterball and win."  

Some of Caroline's best dances are also to be shown in the programme, including her legendary showdance to a version of Angels sung by Beverley Knight. 

Caroline sadly passed away on February 15th aged 40 after stepping down as the host of Love Island.

She died a day after she had learned that the CPS was pursuing charges that she allegedly attacked her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27, with a lamp.

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