Caroline Flack festival to be made into documentary in tribute to late presenter

Former Love Island host Caroline Flack is set to be remembered in a star-studded festival which will also be made into a TV documentary.

The programme will see viewers share their happy memories of Caroline, who tragically died in 2020 after taking her own life.

Following her untimely passing, Laura Whitmore took over her presenting duties on the ITV2 dating show.

Flackstock will see performers such as Natalie Imbruglia, Louise Redknapp, Tom Grennan, Lucie Jones, Pixie Lott, Fleur East and The Overtones come together for the late TV star.

Dermot O’Leary, Paddy McGuinness and Joel Dommett will also make appearances.

Those responsible for organising the touching tribute are Caroline's mum Christine, 72, and celebrity pals Natalie Pinkham, 44, Dawn O’Porter, 43, and Leigh Francis, 49.

The Mirror reported that Christine had previously stated that she wanted fans of her daughter to remember her fun side.

She also said that Flackstock would be the perfect tribute to her festival-loving daughter.

An insider told the publication of the festival becoming a documentary: “A film crew will be on hand to document what will surely be an emotional but uplifting day.

“Caroline’s friends and family want people to talk about mental health so more tragedies don’t happen.

“The festival is a really positive thing and a celebration of Caroline’s life as well as an opportunity to tell people who are suffering that it is OK they feel like that and they’re not alone.”

Sources have told the Mirror that the documentary will be aired on Sky Max with production company Lime Pictures, who also produce The Only Way is Essex, leading the project.

Caroline was just 40 when she took her life in February 2020, weeks after being diagnosed as bipolar.

Three months earlier she stood down from ITV2’s Love Island after a drunken row with her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, and faced a criminal trial.

In June of this year, Christine appeared on Good Morning Britain with Caroline's friend Natalie Pinkham.

During the interview she became emotional as she admitted that while she doesn't think the feeling will ever really leave her, she knows she still has to "get on with things" and has been excited to help plan and organise Flackstock.

Speaking to hosts Kate Garraway and Adil Ray, Christine said: "She loved dancing, singing, she loved festivals.

"There was such negativity around when she died that this was something she would have really liked."

"It's the best way that I think we can celebrate her," Christine continued. "She thought about people's feelings… this will just be positive… we'll be singing, dancing, we'll probably be crying."

As Kate asked how she was coping now, Christine explained: "I just feel really sad and I don't think that feeling is going to go."

Fighting back tears, the guest went on: "There's a sadness but everybody has to get on with things. The sadness never goes away."

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