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Olly Murs cries on stage as he shares his biggest 'regret' over Caroline Flack

Britt Jones

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Olly Murs cries on stage as he shares his biggest 'regret' over Caroline Flack

Featured Image Credit: Twitter / @kmctaggartt/Doug Peters / Alamy Stock Photo

Olly Murs broke down in tears over late pal Caroline Flack and shared his biggest regret whilst performing in London.

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While dedicating part of his performance to his late friend, Murs couldn’t help but cry while performing his Marry Me tour at the O2 Arena.

Paying tribute to the former Love Island host, the 'Heart Skips a Bear' singer sang ‘Sweet Caroline’ by Neil Diamond.

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The pair had been close friends since their days of hosting the X Factor together and remained so until she tragically took her life in 2020 at age 40.

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack at the X-Factor auditions. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack at the X-Factor auditions. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

The singer then revealed that he wished he had 'been there' for Flack during her darkest period.

He said: "It’s been an incredible four or five years and I know it’s been a really tough, crazy four or five years for every single one of you in this room.

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"It’s going to be hard for me to do this but, in 2020, I lost a very good friend of mine, someone that I love very, very much.

"Her name is Caroline Flack and it is one of the toughest things that has happened in my life and it is really sad to see someone so amazing leave us but she has never left and she is always in my heart."

The former presenter added that he has 'so many questions that I wanted answered and I am never ever going to get them answers'.

"But how I deal with that grief and something I always wanted to do and at every gig that I do for the rest of my career, I am always going to dedicate a song to Caroline." he said.

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The singer paid tribute to Flack at his show. Credit: @Baldwin306Shaun/Twitter
The singer paid tribute to Flack at his show. Credit: @Baldwin306Shaun/Twitter

The singer then urged the audience to reach out to one another during tough times.

"‘I just want to say, for anyone in the room that is struggling right now or anyone you know is struggling then please give them a call because I really wish that I had been there for Caz." he said.

"I wish that she had called me. I didn’t know how bad it was and if you know someone, please give them a call.

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Murs has been paying tribute to Flack during his shows, including at the start of his tour last month, where he promised to dedicate the song to his late friend at every show he ever performs.

Whilst performing at Glasgow’s SSE Arena, the singer said : “God, I just wish she was here. I thought I would dedicate a song to her at every show for the rest of my career.”

Murs said losing Flack was one of the 'toughest' things he's gone through. Credit: @@kmctaggartt/Twitter
Murs said losing Flack was one of the 'toughest' things he's gone through. Credit: @@kmctaggartt/Twitter

When talking during an exclusive interview afterwards, he maintained that he wanted to keep remembering her.

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He said: “It’s hard to sing that in front of 12,000 people. I love Caz and it was my way of remembering her legacy, who she was in my life.

"I always said I don’t want anyone to forget what an amazing person she was.”

For those who are struggling and in need of help, the Samaritans operate a free helpline which is open 24/7 on 116 123.

Alternatively, you can email [email protected] for resources or to speak about any issues.

Topics: Caroline Flack, News, UK News

Britt Jones
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