Caroline Flack’s boyfriend Lewis Burton speaks out for first time since her death

‘My heart is broken’


Lewis Burton has publicly spoken out for the first time since the death of his girlfriend, Love Island host Caroline Flack, yesterday.

He shared a post on Instagram and wrote beside a picture of them: “My heart is broken we had something so special. I am so lost for words I am in so much pain I miss you so much I know you felt safe with me you always said I don’t think about anything else when I am with you and I was not allowed to be there this time I kept asking and asking.”

“I will be your voice baby I promise I will ask all the questions you wanted and I will get all the answers nothing will bring you back but I will try make you proud everyday. I love you with all my heart.”

He also shared one of Caroline Flack’s old posts on his Instagram story, which says “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” He writes below the post: “I will love you forever.”

It is thought that Lewis was travelling back from a ski trip when he was made aware of Caroline’s death on the 15th February.

Since Caroline’s death was announced, tributes have been pouring in from old Love Island stars, sending their love to Caroline’s family and sharing their own memories of Caroline.

Series three winner Amber Davies shared a picture of her and Kem Cetinay alongside Flack, in the moment that they won Love Island, and said: “I am lost for words. My heart is completely broken! Caroline I will always adore you, we all love you so much this will hurt forever.”

Iain Stirling shared a video of Caroline on Strictly Come Dancing, which she won in 2014, with the caption: “Today my friend wandered into heaven. I bet it was in slow motion and sassy as fuck. Love you x”

A number of other ex-Islanders shared their love for Caroline and grief over her death, including Chris Hughes, Maura Higgins, Molly-Mae Hague and Ellie Brown.

One of the most touching tributes comes from Adam Collard, the resident “bad boy” of Love Island series four, who spoke out on how Caroline helped prepare him for the bad press upon his return from the villa.

He said: “Still remember her sneaking into my dressing room before aftersun after all the bad press I got and said ‘everything will be okay now, the public will love the real you now you’re out and this is your chance to show them’.”

Love Island have also officially commented on Caroline’s death, saying: “Everybody at Love Island and ITV are shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news. Caroline was a much loved member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends.”

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