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New Caroline Flack Documentary Airing On Channel 4 Tonight

Jess Hardiman


New Caroline Flack Documentary Airing On Channel 4 Tonight

A new documentary about presenter Caroline Flack, who sadly took her life in February last year, will air this evening on Channel 4, featuring interviews with her family, friends and former colleagues.


Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death bills itself as a 'tribute to one of Britain's biggest TV stars', telling the story of Flack's life and career - along with the impact that fame, mental health issues, press and social media had on her.

The hour-long documentary includes interviews from those closest to Flack, such as her mother Christine and twin sister Jody, along with celebrities like Olly Murs and Dermot O'Leary.

Speaking to the Eastern Daily Press ahead of the film's release, mum Christine said the project was originally intended to be a 'celebration of Carrie's life', but that it 'soon became clear there were other important things that need to be said'.

"You never know if you have done the right thing but I really think she would be pleased that we have not just sat down and let things happen - we have tried to get the truth out there for her," she said.

"There is a lot about her mental health in there and it is a hard watch - I cried the first time I watched it all the way through - but if it helps others have the courage to speak out it will have been worthwhile."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Reminding people to 'be kind', Christine continued: "I look at the headlines about Meghan Markle and everything that is said about her and it just makes me think 'have we learned nothing?' The national press has been awful to her.

"It's almost as if people think that because she is beautiful and because she is articulate that she can not think these things - and it was the same with Carrie."

While Flack built up much of her career through ITV, the documentary actually comes from Channel 4.

According to the filmmakers, Charlie Russell and Dov Freedman, this is because the project was actually already in the works before Flack's death, having been discussing a way of documenting everything she was going through at the time.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Russell told Digital Spy: "So we met Caroline last year and we were talking about making a documentary for Channel 4 that would document what she was going through.

"Dov and I both went and chatted with her at length and we felt like there was just a strong connection really and, although she was in the midst of everything and you could see the pressures that that was exerting on her, she was also really lovely and sweet to us and just really interested."

Freedman added: "Caroline was going through something quite unique at the time and she felt she wanted to document it and that's the conversation that we had.

"I remember her being keen to introduce us to [her mother] Chris and [her sister] Jody which I think is why a few months down the line we just wanted to pay our respects to Chris and Jody and just introduce ourselves."

Watch Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death on Channel 4 at 9pm tonight (17 March).

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Documentary

Jess Hardiman
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