Caroline Flack was told that she may be bipolar weeks before her death, her mother has revealed.

Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack

The 'Love Island' presenter tragically took her own life at the age of 40 in February 2020 after learning that she was going to be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, a coroner ruled last year.

Caroline's mother Christine Flack has now revealed that she visited a doctor in the final weeks of her life and it was suspected that she may have been suffering from bipolar disorder which leaves Christine hoping that her daughter's memory is not "tainted" by her last months.

She told The Sun newspaper: "It's so important to me that Carrie is not tainted by those last few months of her life. It's tragic. I hate the memory of my daughter to be a negative one because it wasn't negative.

"She always saw the positive in something. She was so fun, so kind, so funny, so loving; she always tried to be a good role model for young women especially - I want her to be remembered for these things."

Christine also recalled how her daughter "hid" the fragile state of her mental health.

She shared: "Carrie suffered for a long while, but never showed it because her outgoing personality covered everything. Mainly she was happy, and funny, and brilliant. She just had these terrific down times - and not many people saw those down times.

"That was the thing: she hid it. The last doctor she saw thought she may have had bipolar. And that's what I always thought. It was just constant highs, all of a sudden, then the lows."

Christine also revealed that her daughter was "ashamed" of people thinking that she was suffering from mental health problems.

She explained: "Usually something would happen, but it would always eventually pass. I've slept so many times in her bed until the thing that was upsetting her passed. But she didn't even have her own doctor. She'd go to a doctor so that nobody read her files, you know; she was so ashamed of people thinking she had mental health problems."

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