Caroline Flack’s Mum ‘Hurt’ By ‘Fake Friends Grieving’ For Star On TV

Caroline Flack's mum has said it 'hurts' to watch her daughter's 'fake friends grieve' for the star on TV after her tragic death in 2020.
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Caroline Flack’s mum has said it ‘hurts’ to watch her daughter’s ‘fake friends grieve’ for the star on TV. 

In an interview with The Sun, Christine Flack claimed that many people who have openly mourned the TV presenter – who died by suicide in 2020 – weren’t actually ‘close’ to her.

In a chat with the publication, she said: “It’s been worse this year because it’s become real.

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“It’s hard. I saw someone on the telly this week calling her a friend and it really hurt.

“When a death is in the media you can’t just grieve quietly. There’s lots of people grieving that don’t know her personally, so you’re looking after them, as well as all her friends.”

The former Love Island presenter’s mum and twin sister, Jody, helped produce a documentary about the star earlier this year for Channel 4, called Caroline Flack: Her Life And Death

Discussing the programme, Christine Flack: “There was so much going on last year, with everything, people talking, and that documentary really helped.”

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Caroline Flack’s mum has said it ‘hurts’ to watch her daughter’s ‘fake friends grieve’ for the star on TV. Credit: @carolineflack/Instagram

Before its release, she blasted social media companies for failing to protect her 40-year-old daughter from abuse. 

In a chat with the Mirror, she said: “When I was young, if you were bullied at school you could get away from it.

“You can’t get away from it now because it follows you home, it follows you on your phone.

“It is not that there’s a lack of money. They don’t protect anyone.”

Flack’s mum also went on to criticise celebrities such as Graham Norton and Lorraine, as she claimed they made ‘hurtful’ jokes about her daughter’s presenting exit on The X-Factor.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.