Sport Relief 2020 host Paddy McGuinness pays tribute to Caroline Flack

Justin Harp
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Sport Relief has paid tribute to the late Love Island presenter Caroline Flack.

One of this year's Sport Relief presenters, Paddy McGuinness, took a few moments out of the opening hour of Friday's (March 13) live charity appeal on BBC One to pay tribute to his friend following her tragic death last month.

"Recently, we lost a much-loved member of the Sport Relief family. Caroline Flack was always hugely supportive of everything this charity does," Paddy told viewers.

"She gave so much of her time and talent to help others, and she'll be greatly missed by us all. We send all of our love to her family."

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Flack had been a contributor to numerous BBC charity appeals over the years, including filming promotional campaigns for Sport Relief and hosting Comic Relief Does Fame Academy.

Numerous other shows have honoured Flack's memory since her passing, including her friend Joe Swash including her words 'Be Kind' in the background of his performance at the Dancing on Ice finale last weekend.

Brit Awards 2020 host Jack Whitehall acknowledged her passing at the ITV ceremony in February, telling viewers: "[Caroline] was a kind and vibrant person with an infectious sense of fun.

"She will be sorely missed. I'm sure I speak for everyone here when I say that our thoughts are with her friends and family."

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The most stirring memorial probably took place at the Love Island finale when presenter Laura Whitmore dedicated the episode to Flack because "Caroline loved Love Island [and] she loved love".

To donate to Sport Relief, text BEAT to 70210 to donate £10 or text BEAT to 70220 to make a £20 donation. You can also make your donation by visiting the Sport Relief website — where you can also find all the terms.

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