Laura Whitmore has said that she will “never be OK” with Caroline Flack’s death.
The 34 year old, who is rumoured to have got engaged to her boyfriend Iain Stirling, opened up about the TV star’s death, months after she took her own life at the age of 40.
Laura has admitted Caroline’s death will always haunt her as she said: “It'll never be OK and it'll never be right. It did scare me.”
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Laura, who recently revealed she made the first move on her boyfriend Iain, said she thought of Caroline as a “strong-willed” person.
She told Cosmopolitan UK: “She was so strong-willed and feisty and I remember thinking: ‘God, I wish I could be as strong as her’. I felt like if people said things, it wouldn't bother her. But obviously it did because everyone is human.
“I don't want to speculate reasons because nobody will ever know. It did frighten me.”
Before her tragic passing, Laura took over from Caroline as the host of Love Island after she stepped down from the role following her arrest.
And Laura has revealed she had her doubts about taking over from Caroline on the show, where her boyfriend Iain Stirling is voiceover, because of its huge popularity.
Laura said: “You do a show that big and people want to write about it and put it in tabloids and magazines.
“So I knew, yes, it's got great parts to it, but it's also got negative parts too.
“I love doing live TV. I'd worked with most of the crew doing I'm A Celebrity… and MTV, so it just felt very comfortable. The show was the easiest thing. It was everything around it that I couldn't cope with.”
But, after some deliberation with Caroline and Iain, she decided to take the opportunity.
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The stunning blonde said: “When I got the call I was like: ‘I need to talk to Iain, I need to talk to Caroline.’
“It's a weird one because you think you should just jump at it.
“Obviously you're delighted that ITV trust you to do such a big show, but a friend of yours is also going through hell… Caroline had messaged me first to say, ‘I hope you get it’, which was really nice.
“You're like, 'Oh yay, I get to do this but, no, this isn't how I want to get to do it. It was a really weird way to get a job.”
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