Louise Redknapp leaves fans in tears as she pays an emotional tribute to pal Caroline Flack

Louise Redknapp left fans in tears as she paid an emotional tribute to her pal Caroline Flack to mark Mental Health Awareness day on Saturday.

The singer, 45, took to her Instagram to share a clip from her recent performance at The Clapham Grand, where she dedicated the song Together Again to the late presenter.  

Caroline tragically took her own life aged 40 in February 2020 after learning she would be facing trial for allegedly attacking then boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27. 

‘This one will always be for you’: Louise Redknapp left fans in tears as she paid an emotional tribute to her pal Caroline Flack to mark Mental Health Awareness day on Saturday

Louise shared a video of her performance on her grid and made reference to the tragic Love Island host as she said: ‘This one will always be for you.’

The video saw Louise on stage as she told the crowd that the song Together Again, written by Janet Jackson, ‘isn’t always the easiest song for me to sing.’ 

She proceeded to belt out the heartfelt track which saw her sing: ‘I think about us together again. I know we’ll be together again’, while she also called her friend an ‘angel’. 

Captioning the post, she penned: ‘Together Again. This one will always be for you… always thinking of you.

Tragic: Caroline tragically took her own life aged 40 in February 2020 after learning she would be facing trial for allegedly attacking then boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27

Tragic: Caroline tragically took her own life aged 40 in February 2020 after learning she would be facing trial for allegedly attacking then boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27

‘Please can we all support #WorldMentalHealthDay. If you’re struggling or need someone to talk to there is help our there. please never feel alone x’

The mum-of-two also posted snaps of her performance on her stories and captioned them with heartfelt words including: ‘This one will always be for you.’

‘She added: ‘Always thinking of you’ and ‘Never forgotten’ before urging fans to support World Mental Health Day. 

Dedicated to Caroline: The singer, 45, took to her Instagram to share a clip from her recent performance at The Clapham Grand, where she dedicated the song Together Again to the late presenter

Dedicated to Caroline: The singer, 45, took to her Instagram to share a clip from her recent performance at The Clapham Grand, where she dedicated the song Together Again to the late presenter

Louise’s post soon garnered several responses from fans, with many moved by her emotional performance and words. 

One fan penned: ‘Lovely song and beautifully sung. She would be proud’, to which the star replied: ‘thank you’.

While another shared: ‘You sing this so beautifully Louise, sending you hugs.’

A third remarked: ‘Absolute highlight of the show for me, the emotion in the grand was charged. Could see how much the song and Caroline means to you.’ 

With another adding: ‘You did her proud! You could see how much love and energy she had for you. You’ll be doing her proud and putting smiles on people faces every night when the tour resumes.’ 

Moving: Louise shared a video of her performance on her grid and made reference to the tragic Love Island host as she said: 'This one will always be for you'

Moving: Louise shared a video of her performance on her grid and made reference to the tragic Love Island host as she said: ‘This one will always be for you’

Tough: The video saw Louise on stage as she told the crowd that the song Together Again, written by Janet Jackson, 'isn't always the easiest song for me to sing'

Tough: The video saw Louise on stage as she told the crowd that the song Together Again, written by Janet Jackson, ‘isn’t always the easiest song for me to sing’

Earlier this year, the star told how the song has a ‘new meaning’ following the death of Caroline.

The former Eternal singer first performed the song in 1997 on BBC Radio 2, with one touching lyric including: ‘I can see your star, shining down on me.’

And sharing a clip of the performance, which she posted just days after Caroline’s death, she wrote: ‘This song has taken on a whole new meaning for me. I know you’re shining down on us x thinking of you babe #bekind.’ 

Louise previously revealed the pair became good friends after Caroline reached out to her when she was going through a tough time after the breakdown of her 19-year marriage to Jamie Redknapp in 2017. 

For you: She proceeded to belt out the heartfelt track which saw her sing: 'I think about us together again. I know we’ll be together again', while she also called her friend an 'angel'

For you: She proceeded to belt out the heartfelt track which saw her sing: ‘I think about us together again. I know we’ll be together again’, while she also called her friend an ‘angel’

So sad: The mum-of-two also posted snaps of her performance on her stories and captioned them with heartfelt words including: 'Always thinking of you'

So sad: The mum-of-two also posted snaps of her performance on her stories and captioned them with heartfelt words including: ‘Always thinking of you’

New meaning: Earlier this year, the star told how the song Together Again has a 'new meaning' following the death of Caroline

New meaning: Earlier this year, the star told how the song Together Again has a ‘new meaning’ following the death of Caroline

She has previously praised Caroline for giving her the confidence to restart her music career after years out of the industry, and for empowering her during the journey. 

Louise’s post comes as Strictly’s Janette Manrara also shared a poignant tribute to Caroline on Instagram as she too marked World Mental Health Day on Saturday.

The professional dancer, 36, shared a sweet picture of Caroline strolling through a garden as she remarked: ‘Sometimes those that seem the strongest, can sometimes be fighting the toughest battles’. 

In the snap, the former Love Island host donned a red slip dress as she happily held a white rose in her hand. 

Gone too soon: Strictly's Janette Manrara also shared a poignant tribute to Caroline on Instagram as she too marked World Mental Health Day on Saturday

Gone too soon: Strictly’s Janette Manrara also shared a poignant tribute to Caroline on Instagram as she too marked World Mental Health Day on Saturday

Captioning the image, Janette penned: ‘Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay…. Let’s always remember that sometimes those that seem the strongest, can sometimes be fighting the toughest battles. The simplest choice for us all to make is to #BeKind. 

‘For anyone suffering, remember that you are never alone; this too shall pass… ❤️ #MissYou.’

Janette’s post comes days after fellow Strictly star Pasha Kovalev, who won the dance show with Caroline in 2014, also paid an emotional tribute to her.

Goodbye my friend: Captioning the image, Janette penned: 'Let’s always remember that sometimes those that seem the strongest, can sometimes be fighting the toughest battles'

Goodbye my friend: Captioning the image, Janette penned: ‘Let’s always remember that sometimes those that seem the strongest, can sometimes be fighting the toughest battles’

Speaking on Thursday’s Lorraine, the ballroom dancer, 40, gushed: ‘I absolutely loved dancing with Caroline. We brought something to the show when we were competing.

‘She absolutely deserved to win the show that year she put absolutely everything into the dancefloor.’ 

Strictly Come Dancing will pay an emotional tribute to Caroline in the special episode, The Best Of… The Final.  

'Be kind': The professional dancer, 36, shared a sweet picture of Caroline as she remarked: 'The simplest choice for us all to make is to #BeKind'

‘Be kind’: The professional dancer, 36, shared a sweet picture of Caroline as she remarked: ‘The simplest choice for us all to make is to #BeKind’

Missing her friend: Janette added: 'For anyone suffering, remember that you are never alone; this too shall pass... ❤️ #MissYou'

Missing her friend: Janette added: ‘For anyone suffering, remember that you are never alone; this too shall pass… ❤️ #MissYou’

The episode, which will air Saturday on BBC One, will feature the best moments from the 17 series of the show, and include a seven minute tribute to Caroline’s time in the competition, with emotional words from Strictly dancers and the judges.

TV presenter Caroline was found dead on February 15, 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, 27, in December.

Her death was ruled a suicide in an inquest in August this year, with coroner Mary Hassell, saying: ‘The key decision for me to make is whether Caroline took her own life. I have to be satisfied she acted in a way so as to cause her death, and secondly that she intended to cause her death.

'She put absolutely everything into the dancefloor': Strictly's Pasha Kovalev paid a moving tribute to late former champion Caroline Flack on Thursday's Lorraine (pictured in 2014)

‘She put absolutely everything into the dancefloor’: Strictly’s Pasha Kovalev paid a moving tribute to late former champion Caroline Flack on Thursday’s Lorraine (pictured in 2014)

Sweet: Caroline won the competition back in 2014 with Pasha, and he gushed 'I absolutely loved dancing with Caroline. We brought something to the show when we were competing'

Sweet: Caroline won the competition back in 2014 with Pasha, and he gushed ‘I absolutely loved dancing with Caroline. We brought something to the show when we were competing’

‘In Caroline’s case I am entirely satisfied she intended to cause her own death. She hanged herself. She had only one expectation – her own death. There’s no doubt in my mind at all.’

The coroner said Flack had experienced ‘fluctuating ill health’ and was ‘distressed’ at the thought of facing a trial.

She said: ‘Caroline had fluctuating mental ill health, she had had struggles in the past.

‘She had had difficulties. In spite of the fact she may have led – to some – a charmed life, actually the more famous she got the more some of these difficulties increased – she had to deal with the media in a way most of us don’t.

‘It was played out in the national press – and that was incredibly difficult for her. She faced the prospect of not working in the job she loved, losing a great deal.

‘I find the reason for her taking her life was she now knew she was being prosecuted for certainty, and she knew she would face the media, press, publicity – it would all come down upon her. To me, that’s it in essence.’

Dance icon: Strictly Come Dancing will pay tribute to late former champion Caroline in the upcoming special episode, The Best Of... The Final (pictured 2014)

Dance icon: Strictly Come Dancing will pay tribute to late former champion Caroline in the upcoming special episode, The Best Of… The Final (pictured 2014)

Flack’s mother, Christine, wept as she told the coroner over video-link: ‘I totally agree, I think you got it spot on.

‘We know you are not allowed to say certain things and it’s up to us if we want to take it any further, and we don’t. You’re spot on.’

Concluding, the coroner recorded a death of suicide caused by hanging.

Mrs Hassell said: ‘Caroline hanged herself at home on the morning of February 15 because of an exacerbation of fluctuating ill health and distress.’

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org

RIP: Love Island host Caroline was found dead on February 15, 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, 27, in December

RIP: Love Island host Caroline was found dead on February 15, 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, 27, in December

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