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23rd Apr 2024

Olly Murs remembers his ‘special friend’ Caroline Flack in new interview

Jody Coffey

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack will forever be missed

Olly Murs has described his late friend and former co-star Caroline Flack as a ‘special person’.

Their friendship can be traced back to when the pair hosted The Xtra Factor from 2011 to 2012 and The X Factor in 2015.

Prior to co-presenting The Xtra Factor with Flack in the early 2010s, Murs was a contestant on the reality singer show in 2009.

Flack sadly died by suicide in February 2020, with her absence widely felt by her family, friends, the broadcasting world, and the general public of adoring fans.

Four years later, Murs has reflected on the death of his close friend and how he “would love to talk to her again”.

“She was a huge part of my life and career. Special person, special friend,” the Dance with me Tonight singer told Big Issue.

“We had an interesting relationship, but it was great.”

The presenter admitted that his former co-host visits him in his dreams, something he treasures.

“It’s mad because people say they visit you in your dreams. Caz does that quite frequently actually. It’s lovely when people that pass away do that.

“Since Caroline passed, I’ve made those moments. It’s the most surreal moment but it’s lovely when them days happen.

“I’d love to see Caz again and chat to her.”

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Flack was arrested on December 13th, 2019 for reportedly assaulting her boyfriend, Lewis Burton.

Despite the Crown Prosecution Service suggesting she should just get a caution, Flack was charged with assault by beating after the Met Police appealed the case.

Following the charge, she sadly died by suicide.

The case is now reportedly being investigated as new evidence has emerged.

Met Police confirmed “new witness evidence may be available” and they are now making further inquiries.

“On Thursday, March 7, we referred a complaint from Caroline Flack’s family to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC),” the Independent Office for Police Conduct told PA.

“The IOPC decided the majority of the matters had previously been dealt with and no further action was required. The IOPC returned one aspect of the complaint back to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) to consider further.”

“This relates to the actions of officers in appealing an initial decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to charge Ms Flack, and because new witness evidence may be available. DPS officers are now making further enquiries in relation to this.”