Piers Morgan, 54, has opened up about his last words with the late TV presenter and much loved celebrity Caroline Flack, before she sadly took her own life on 15 February. The Love Island host has been commemorated by fellow celebrities and fans alike, who have flooded social media with loving tributes in her memory.
This has been the worst time of my life. and for what? Throwing a phone in anger? It’s so hard for one person to take
And now, as we continue to process the horrific tragedy, her pals have unveiled the last messages they received from her.
In a feature written in The Mail on Sunday’s Event Magazine, the Good Morning Britain presenter described his pain after hearing about Caroline’s death.
After news broke of the alleged assault on her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, Piers text his pal to check in on her as she was forced to move out of her home and stay in a hotel.
“‘It’s been a rough few days,’ she replied with a crying emoji,” Piers recalled.
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“‘So sorry,’ I said. ‘You must be gutted. Just keep your head down for a bit and it will all blow over. And, if you want a consoling drink with friends, you’d obviously still be very welcome at my party,’” he had said, referring to his annual Christmas bash attended by the best of British showbiz, and a boozy night to remember.
“She thanked me, but on the day of the party, I received another text,” he wrote.
Caroline had written that the last few days had been “the worst time” of her life, in a heartbreaking message that proved how she really felt.
She had typed: “Don’t think I’ll make it tonight. I can’t even leave the hotel, let alone go home.
“This has been the worst time of my life. And for what? Throwing a phone in anger? It’s so hard for one person to take,” she penned.
Piers then assured her that “it’s all an over-reaction” and that she will “get through it.”
But, while social media is donning the ‘be kind’ message following the tragedy, the GMB presenter took aim at actress Jameela Jamil, as he shared private messages from Caroline claiming Jameela “aims hate” at her.
In unearthed direct Instagram messages to Piers sent to him months before her death, they appear to have been sent from Caroline’s account on the evening of 22 October 2019.
They read: “Please have pictures… I’m struggling with Jameela..”
“The hate she aims at me”.[sic]
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As Piers published the messages on Twitter, he wrote: “Jameela Jamil is having a lot to say about online harassment, so in the interests of balance, here is a message Caroline Flack sent me last October after the same Jameela Jamil led an online pile-on against her regarding a new TV show she was doing.”
Caroline and Jameela were embroiled in a public row in October last year over the TV presenter’s new show The Surjury, which has since been cancelled.
The actress, who had recently blocked Piers on Twitter, hit back at his post explaining the spat between herself and Caroline.
“I simply said I found the show “surjury” (not her) problematic for kids to watch,” she wrote.
“And that Love Island needed some more diversity. Both times Caroline instigated debate with ME even though I was not targeting or blaming her at all. I always just politely explained my point.”
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In a separate tweet, she added: “Piers using a dead woman who I was friends with, as a weapon to try to create further harassment for me as I’ve JUST explained publicly that last week I felt suicidal… is why he is this industry’s most problematic. My criticising a *show* did not aim any hate at Caroline.”
She continued: “To sell your dead friends private messages for clicks is a low I’ve never imagined anyone capable of.”
Jameela had slammed the new TV venture and likened it to Charlie Brooker’s drama, Black Mirror.
Caroline had defended her show saying: “As you know self image is a complicated, sensitive and personal subject.
“At the heart of this show are people not contestants who have sought help to want to better them selves in their own eyes. Their stories deserve to be told and not ridiculed online.”
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