Troubled star Caroline Flack had warned police she would take her own life.

The 40-year-old was taking antidepressants as she fought mental health problems and was terrified by the prospect of the upcoming trial which would be held in the glare of publicity.

It was claimed yesterday that paramedics had been sent to her home the day before she was found dead following fears for her welfare but she was not taken to hospital.

Caroline’s management company said they were “devastated at the loss of our client and friend” and blasted the case as a “show trial”.

One source said Caroline feared jail and that the arresting officers’ body- cam footage, which showed her “at her lowest point”, might be made public. She feared she would not be able to cope with the fallout.

In the weeks before her death, Caroline Flack had been fighting fit and focusing on her health and wellbeing.

The former Love Island host was said to have been enjoying daily gym sessions having quit alcohol.

But on Sunday it emerged ambulance crews attended her home on Friday night, hours after she learnt the Crown Prosecution Service was continuing with her assault trial.

Paramedics were called at 10.30pm on Valentine’s Day over “concerns for Caroline’s welfare”, a source said.

Caroline was assessed by crews, but not taken to hospital, the London Ambulance Service confirmed.

Just 16 hours later she was found dead in her flat, aged 40.

A friend had stayed the night with Caroline and called her dad, Ian, who is understood to have travelled down from Norfolk the next day.

Tributes were left outside Caroline's home

A lawyer for her family confirmed she took her own life.

One source said Caroline feared jail and that the arresting officers’ body-cam footage, which showed her “at her lowest point”, might be made public.

Caroline’s grieving pal, Mollie Grosberg, revealed she had kissed her friend “for the last time” on Saturday.

The TV producer collected a floral tribute left outside Caroline’s gated development yesterday.

She had a sandy French bulldog, thought to be the star’s beloved pet, Ruby, in her car.

Caroline had shared loving pictures of herself and the pooch in her last social media posts on Thursday

Mollie also paid an emotional tribute to her best pal, describing her death as a “massive, painful and heartbreaking loss for her friends and incredible family.”

“Carrie always had a smile on her face, a naughty laugh and her heart open wide,” she said.

Mollie posing for a kiss with Caroline
Mollie at her flat yesterday

“When she let you in, you were the luckiest – she taught me to love everyone and forgive everyone.

“She forgave so easily and loved so hard and I’ll never, ever, ever stop loving her. Today feels like it’s not real and I wish it wasn’t.

“This girl was a force and always said the right thing, always made me feel safe and looked after even during her own s**t.

“This is the worst pain I’ve ever felt... we all feel it. I love you forever and always my baby girl.”

Caroline’s boyfriend, Lewis Burton, says he repeatedly begged to be allowed to see her after the couple were ordered to stay apart as part of her bail conditions.

“My heart is broken,” Lewis said yesterday. “We had something so special. I am in so much pain, I miss you so much.

“I know you felt safe with me. You always said, ‘I don’t think about anything else when I am with you’, and I was not allowed to be there – I kept asking and asking.

“I will be your voice baby I promise I will ask all the questions you wanted and I will get all the answers.

“I will try make you proud everyday. I love you with all my heart. ”

Caroline's boyfriend Lewis Burton posted a moving message about her on social media

Caroline was charged with assaulting Lewis in December.

Police said they found the couple covered in blood, and a court heard Caroline had threatened to kill herself.

The CPS said Caroline hit Lewis on the head with a lamp while he slept, which he denied. He had called 999 telling operators: “She tried to kill me.”

Caroline described the ensuing few weeks as “the worst time of my life” as she stepped down from Love Island.

But after a break in LA, pals said she seemed “chirpy and happy”. One said “She was channelling all her energy into getting fit and healthy.

Caroline's boyfriend Lewis said his 'heart was broken'
The apartment where Caroline lived

“She quit alcohol, and was holding her head high, going to the gym every day – even though that meant putting a brave face on in public classes.”

Caroline’s management company said they were “devastated at the loss of our client and friend” and blasted the case as a “show trial”.

Last night’s episode of Love Island was pulled by ITV2 “out of respect for Caroline’s family”.

It is set to return tonight at 9pm, with a tribute to Caroline at the start.

A spokesperson said: “All of us are devastated at this tragic news.”

Caroline is the fourth person linked to the dating programme to have died. Sophie Gradon, a contestant in 2016, was found hanged at her home in 2018 at the age of 32.

The police and ambulance parked outside the address in Stoke Newington where Caroline Flack was living

Her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong, who found her body, went on to hang himself three weeks later. He was 25.

Mike Thalassitis, who was in the 2017 series, was 26 when he was found hanged in a park last year.

Laura Whitmore, who replaced Caroline as presenter, said her pal had “many struggles” but “loved to love” and had “the most infectious chuckle”.

“I am not going to pretend she was perfect. She lived every mistake publicly under the scrutiny.”

Caroline’s former boyfriend, rugby star Danny Cipriani, said he been up all night crying after missing a call from Caroline “because of a f*****g game, never cried this much.”

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It’s not known when the call Danny was made, but on Friday, he played for Gloucester against Exeter.

Last night’s episode of Dancing on Ice began with a tribute to Caroline, with host Phillip Schofield close to tears as Holly Willougby said: “As Caroline recently posted, ‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind’.”

One well-wisher, who left a bouquet of roses outside her home, told the Mirror: “It is difficult enough going through mental health issues when the world does not know you. I feel completely saddened for her going through something like that with everyone scrutinising you – to be trolled on every form of social media.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it showed people needed to show more care “whether online and off”.

It is thought Caroline moved to her flat in a former Victorian school house in Stoke Newington, North London, after her arrest at her previous home.

London Ambulance Service con-firmed they attended the address and “a person was pronounced dead at the scene.” The Met Police said it is being treated as non-suspicious.