Caroline Flack would ‘obsessively’ read the trolling comments in the ad breaks

Caroline Flack would "obsessively" trawl through the comments in ad breaks, according to a close pal.

Flack took her own life aged 40 at her north London flat on February 15, just weeks before she was due to stand trial for common assault on March 4.

In the wake of her death, her colleague Matt Richardson recalled how nasty comments could ruin the former Love Island host's night when the worked together.

The comedian, 28, worked alongside the late star on The Xtra Factor when he took over from Olly Murs to host The X Factor's spin-off show in 2013.

During Almost Famous podcast, he said: "You're getting 50,000 tweets a night, you really become obsessed with it. It's really easy to get stuck in.

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"Even back then I would really disagree with her with it because as soon as the break happened, she would be on her phone and looking.

"Whereas I would never bring my phone in, 'I'll do the show and then look'. Caroline always found it and it would really ruin her night, even if we had a great show."

Their time together on The Xtra Factor wrapped up in 2017 when The X Factor spin-off show was terminated by music mogul Simon Cowell .

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However, Caroline and Matt maintained their friendship in the limelight and they even up kept their working relationship.

Matt often appeared on Love Island's Aftersun as a guest panelist to talk about what was going on in the villa alongside the telly host.

Caroline had a high-flying career as a presenter in the showbiz field.

The presenter had the most envied job in the reality TV world where she hosted the biggest show on television Love Island.

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Caroline had secured a multi-million pound contract with ITV to host the summer series as well as the new winter series.

But the television host stepped down from her job when she was arrested and subsequently charged with common assault.

In mid-December, police swooped to her north London flat after a row escalated between Caroline and her boyfriend Lewis Burton.

She pleaded not guilty during her first appearance in court and Lewis always maintained she was innocent of the charges.

ITV said they were prepared to welcome the late star back with welcome arms for the summer series.

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