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new documentary Caroline Flack was 'begged' by family to quit showbusiness over fears for her mental health

The former Love Island host's twin sister Jody recalls how her sister had been "terrified" to publicly admit the extent of her struggles.

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Caroline Flack (Matt Crossick/PA)

Caroline Flack (Matt Crossick/PA)

Caroline Flack (Matt Crossick/PA)

CAROLINE Flack's family "begged" her to give up showbusiness because they feared for her mental health.

In an upcoming Channel 4 documentary, the former Love Island host's twin sister Jody recalls how her sister had been "terrified" to publicly admit the extent of her struggles.

Caroline Flack: Her Life And Death, which airs next week, features family and friends, including Olly Murs and Dermot O'Leary, speak- ing about how the presenter was affected by her life in the spotlight.

Flack took her own life at the age of 40 on February 15 last year while awaiting trial on an assault charge for an alleged attack on her boyfriend, Lewis Burton.

Speaking in the film, Jody said: "I would beg her to change jobs and leave showbiz, but she never would.

"Life would have been easier, but she wasn't built for an easy life."

Flack's mother, Christine, said she had from a young age "found heartbreak impossible" and was distraught after her teenage relationship with a fair- ground worker known to the family as "Waltzer boy" broke down.


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