PIERS Morgan has revealed the final texts he sent Caroline Flack just a week before she died.
The GMB host, 54, said he was “mates” with Caroline, 40, and offered words of support during the “worst time of her life”.
Piers and Caroline became friends after hitting it off at a glitzy military awards do in 2009
He described her as “whip-smart, warm and funny” and someone who laughed "very loudly and very often – usually at my expense."
Piers writes in his Mail on Sunday column how he tried to reassure the Love Island star just after she had been charged with the alleged common assault of her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, 27, in December last year.
Caroline replied "It’s been a rough few days" with a crying emjoi - before adding: "This has been the worst time of my life. And for what? Throwing a phone in anger. It’s so hard for one person to take."
Piers told Caroline: “It’s all a massive over-reaction, and it will pass.
And then I wrote words that seem so horribly ironic now: ‘At the end of the day, it’s just bloody telly and nobody died.Piers Morgan
“So sorry you’re going through hell but having been through a few tough times myself, I can assure you that you’ll get through it’.
“And then I wrote words that seem so horribly ironic now: ‘At the end of the day, it’s just bloody telly and nobody died.’”
Tragically Caroline killed herself at her flat in Stoke Newington, North London, on February 15.
Pals say she had been tormented by her impending trial and the public fuore around it.
She strongly denied the charge and Mr Burton stood by her following the arrest saying he did not support the prosecution.
Piers revealed in recent months Caroline was struggling with the social media frenzy around her court case and digs from other celebrities over her career.
Jamil had blasted the presenter’s new plastic-surgery themed Channel 4 show The Surjury and accused her of being involved in a project that would “prey on people’s insecurities” – despite never watching the programme herself.
Piers writes: "This led to many of Jamil’s one million followers bombarding Caroline with abuse to the extent that Caroline messaged me at the time to say: ‘I’m struggling with Jameela, the hate she aims at me…’"
He adds that he does not know what “pushed Caroline over the edge” but describes her death as an “absolute soul-crushing tragedy”.
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Caroline had made no secret of her mental health struggles since her first court appearance in December.
She had also spoken publicly and bravely about her long-standing issues.
In an Instagram post on October 14, she wrote: “I wanted to write something about mental health day last week but I was knee deep in work.
"And some days it’s hard to write your feelings or your not in the right place.
‘The last few weeks I’ve been in a really weird place . . . I find it hard to talk about it . . . I guess it’s anxiety and pressure of life . . . and when I actually reached out to someone they said I was draining.
"I feel like this is why some people keep their emotions to themselves.
"I certainly hate talking about my feelings. And being a burden is my biggest fear."
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