Caroline Flack’s mum slams late star’s ’fake friends’ grieving for her on TV

Caroline Flack's mum has slammed 'fake friends' for grieving over her daughter on TV.

Christine has said at the launch of the Good Grief Trust’s Grief Awareness Week that it hurts when she sees people claiming they were friends with her late daughter when they weren't.

The 71 year old said her daughter had a few friends that were really there for her but some people claim they were close.

Caroline took her own life at the age of 40 on 15th February 2020.

Her mum told The Sun: "It's hard. I saw someone on the telly this week calling her a friend and it really hurt."

She added: "I like seeing Natalie, Josie and Dawn, but it hurts sometimes when I have to see people who say they knew her."

The late presenter was close friends with Natalie Pinkham, charity CEO Josie Naughton and writer Dawn O'Porter.

Dawn recently visited from Los Angeles, where she lives with her actor husband Chris O'Dowd to pay tribute to Caroline on her birthday.

Josie and Caroline met when they lived together in Camden.

She met Dawn when she was presenting I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp as well as meeting Natalie while she was working on a poker show.

The star's friend Lou Teasdale had been taking care of Caroline before her death and had left the house to go out to the shops when Caroline took her own life while Lou was out.

Lou then couldn't get into the house so rang Caroline's dad who then found her.

Her death was ruled as suicide in an inquest in August last year.

It occurred the day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her model and former tennis player boyfriend Lewis Burton in December 2019.

Christine anticipates this festive period to be difficult due to being 'real', saying it's even more difficult than last year.

The family often visit a memorial bench in Norfolk, where she grew up to keep Caroline's memory alive.

They sit there and talk about Caroline as well as visiting on Christmas day.

Christine said: "We all needed a place just to come, sit and remember, and this just fitted it, it was just beautiful.

"It's like it’s yours, it's hers. I like to go there and sit. It allows you to talk to Carrie because you feel silly anywhere else."

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