Olly Murs has paid tribute to his girlfriend for all her support after the death of his friend Caroline Flack.

The singer, 35, has been on holiday in Bali with his love Amelia Tank and took to Instagram to praise her for being his "shoulder to cry on".

He worked along side Caroline on the X Factor in 2015 and the pair remained close friends before she took her own life last week.

Sharing a picture of himself and Amelia kissing on a swing over the jungle, Oli thanked the 27-year-old for being there for him during such a difficult time.

He wrote: "When I needed a cry you gave me a shoulder, when I needed space you let me have it and when I needed a kiss you said only on this f**king swing.

Olly Murs has paid tribute to his girlfriend for all her support after the death of his friend Caroline Flack
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Caroline Flack took her own life last week

"But literally thanks for the last few days, hope I didn't ruin the last week of your awesome family holiday darlin'."

Olly then added kissing and love heart emojis to finish off the post.

Caroline took her own life aged 40 at her London flat just weeks before she was due to stand trial accused of assault by beating against her boyfriend Lewis Burton.

She had pleaded not guilty to the charge and Lewis always maintained she was innocent.

In the wake of the tragedy, Olly shared he hadn't stopped crying since he heard Caroline had died.

Caroline and Olly worked together on The X Factor

They first crossed paths in Birmingham in 2011 and got to work on The X Factor's spin-off show.

"Caz... f*** this hurts! My heart is forever broken.. I've lost something today that I'll never ever get back.. and that's you,” he said.

He added: "We never stopped laughing, flirting (who can forget that), eating cheeseburger chasers, singing (which I always loved hearing), the arguments (which I never won), the disagreements on what jokes to say or what outfits you should wear, these are the moments I've always cherished but right now as I write this it's hit me I won't have them moments again.

Olly said he 'hasn't stopped crying' since Caroline died

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"I haven't stopped crying since the news, after we stopped working together in 2015 we didn't see each other as much as we should have but we always spoke on the phone or messaged plus whenever I did see ya out and about, like a sister we'd just kiss and make up and was back being us every single time."

Olly finished off his statement: "I remember messaging you at your toughest time to let you know that I never listened to any of the crap people were saying about you, I was just worried about my friend.

"I always knew how fragile you were but I never ever thought this would be the last contact we would have. We always said we was friends for life and trust me you will be with me forever.

"My kids will know you, my grandkids will and then I'll see you again, give you a huge hug, a huge kiss, get mic'd up and have you by my side again. This will hurt forever, love you Cazza, your Ols."

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