Caroline Flack’s last hours with friends as she hid pain behind infectious laugh

Caroline Flack surrounded herself with loved ones in the final hours before taking her own life.

The tragic Love Island host was confirmed dead on Saturday, just three weeks before her assault trial.

The last ever photo of Caroline, revealed today, shows the troubled TV star hanging out with her friends on Valentine's Day.

As part of her bail conditions, Caroline had been banned from contacting boyfriend Lewis Burton – though he did post about her on social media to mark the occasion.

Caroline, 40, instead opted for a quiet evening in front of the television with her close-knit group of friends who made sure she wasn't alone.

Her pal Mollie Grosberg, a TV producer, shared a snap of Caroline dressed in a red nightie with matching lipstick to her Instagram story and wrote: "Our funny valentine bought us cookies and oat milk this year."

Caroline was said to have been taking anti-depressants and battling mental health issues as she was terrified at the prospect of her upcoming trial.

It is understood that celebrity hairstylist Lou Teasdale spent Valentine's night with Caroline after friends and family were concerned about her welfare.

Ambulance crews were called on Friday night to a property in Clapton, north London, where Caroline had recently moved.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called shortly after 10.30pm on 14 February to a residential property on Northwold Road, N16.

"Crews attended and, following a clinical assessment, the person was not taken to hospital. Due to patient confidentiality we cannot comment further."

Lou Teasdale eventually left Caroline's flat on Saturday morning after the host "insisted she was fine".

"Caroline had been unwell on Friday but by the time [ambulance] crews got there she was feeling much better and was coherent and responsive to them. She refused to go to hospital," a source told The Sun.

“Caroline was with Lou and other friends and so everyone was satisfied she would be OK.

“Lou then stayed overnight. She was absolutely brilliant with her. On Saturday morning Caroline insisted she was fine and persuaded her friend to go home."

The source added to the publication that Lou "couldn’t have done any more" and that she is "understandably distraught".


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Caroline was later found dead at her flat, reportedly by her father Ian, who Lou called when she couldn’t regain entry to the flat.

Caroline's family confirmed her death in a short statement on Saturday evening, saying: "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th February.

"We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time."

A lawyer working for the Flack family later confirmed that Caroline had taken her own life.

Lou also posted an emotional tribute to Caroline on Instagram, sharing pictures of the two throughout the years.

She wrote: “Here’s us like 5 days ago really happy lolling telling eachother we’re really fit AND funny and 5 years ago, and 10 years ago. I love you. I hope you are at peace now. Til the end my beautiful friend, Caroline x.”

While Caroline's last ever Instagram post shows her kissing beloved dog Ruby.

The presenter shared a montage of snaps with her pet bulldog on Thursday night, captioned with a single red love heart.

It was the first time Caroline had posted to the social media site since Christmas Eve.

In December she was arrested for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, which she denied.

Caroline stood down from Love Island following the accusations and was said to be 'terrified' of her upcoming trial.

Her management company said she had been "under huge pressure" ahead of the trial next month which they described as a 'show trial' and 'not in the public interest'.

A statement from the CPS said: "We do not decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence – that is for the jury, judge or magistrate – but we must make the key decision of whether a case should be put before a court."

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