Louise Redknapp seemed unbelievable as she led the stars attending the Flackstock Festival at Englefield House in Reading on Monday, in reminiscence of the late Caroline Flack who took her personal life in February 2020 aged 40.
The singer, 47, flashed a touch of her midriff in a cropped black circus blazer which she teamed up with an identical prime and coordinating trousers earlier than taking to the stage to belt out her chart-topping hits.
She was actually in good company with Pixie Lott, 31, additionally catching the eye in a thigh-skimming floral minidress that includes a ruffled collar, whereas Ashley Roberts, 40, exhibited her bronzed legs in a red cutout minidress.
The Mama Do songstress, who beamed from ear-to-ear whereas modelling the red-and-blue quantity, quickly posed alongside Strictly professional Aljaž Škorjanec, who donned a white T-shirt and black trousers with braces.
Kimberly Wyatt, who featured in the Pussycat Dolls with Ashley till their latest break up, despatched temperatures hovering in a pair of thigh-high cream boots which she wore with matching scorching pants and a V-neck sweater.
Layering the knitted quantity beneath a white shirt, the Buttons songstress cosied as much as her husband Max Rogers, who ensured to face out from the crowd in a zebra print shirt.
Also in attendance had been Tom Grennan, Leigh Francis (Keith Lemon), Janette Manrara, Dermot O’Leary, Howard Donald, Joel Dommett, Rylan Clark and Fleur East, who carried out on stage.
Out of this world: She was actually in good company with Pixie, 31, additionally catching the eye in a thigh-skimming floral minidress that includes a ruffled collar
Here she is: Pixie additionally took to the stage at the occasion on Berkshire on Monday as followers celebrated the lifetime of Caroline Flack
The pageant celebrated Caroline’s life with acts from the worlds of comedy, dance and music – who’re elevating funds for charities Mind, Samaritans, Choose Love and the Charlie Waller Trust.
Opening the occasion, Caroline’s sister Jody instructed the crowd that everybody performing was a friend of Caroline’s, saying it was an excellent day ‘filled with dancing’.
She instructed the PA information company: ‘This is who she was, that is what she appreciated, we’re type of encapsulating her at this time.
‘We have tried to try this from the very starting, our motto was ‘What would Caroline do’ the entire manner by means of.
‘Today is unquestionably an excellent day, there may be quite a lot of dangerous ones there have been however at this time is an effective one.’
Sizzling: Kimberly Wyatt, who featured in the Pussycat Dolls with Ashley till their latest break up, despatched temperatures hovering in a pair of thigh-high cream boots which she wore with matching scorching pants and a V-neck sweater
Jody added that there would ‘hopefully’ be one other Flackstock in the future.
Pixie devoted Use Somebody by Kings of Leon to Caroline throughout her set, telling the crowd: ‘We are all right here for the superb Caroline Flack, I like you a lot Cazza.’
The pageant committee comprised Caroline’s mom Christine and sister Jody, in addition to her shut associates Dawn O’Porter, Natalie Pinkham, Anna Blue and Sarah Tyekiff.
Writer Dawn instructed the PA information company: ‘She was such a beloved TV persona and I believe her demise affected so many people, I believe it reminded people that what you see isn’t essentially what you get.
‘I believe everybody assumed that Caroline was extraordinarily okay when she wasn’t and I believe quite a lot of people have taken rather a lot from that.
‘She beloved festivals greater than something in the world so we thought she ought to simply get her one among her personal.
‘The line-up is usually her associates, Caroline knew so many people and particularly doing The X Factor the quantity of people she knew from all the jobs she did so we obtained collectively and simply requested everybody and just about everybody we requested stated sure.
‘In phrases of attempting to book a line-up it actually got here to us. It is every thing I anticipated however it’s so emotional, I hold going up and down.’
TV presenter Natalie instructed the PA information company: ‘We did not get the likelihood to provide her a correct send-off like so many people we did not get that chance, however I believe there’s a wider situation right here which is mental health, I believe Covid and lockdown proved that no-one is impervious to mental health struggles.
‘We actually needed to make the dialog a optimistic one however push it ahead. The BeKind hashtag trended after she died however I did not need it to be a transient factor and I believe it’s so vital to bolster it with one thing a pair years on.
‘I dreamt about Caroline rather a lot after she died and this concept took place bringing associates and household collectively a bit like a memorial service but additionally that raises quite a lot of money and consciousness for mental health causes.
‘It has been a very optimistic superb course of. Everyone we requested stated sure and that’s testomony to her persona and how optimistic Caroline was but additionally how a lot people need to counter all the negativity, its been nice.’
Celebrity appearances additionally included Professor Green, TV presenter Dermot, Kirsty Gallacher, Paddy McGuinness, Noel Fielding and June Sarpong.
Love Island presenter Caroline, who took her personal life at the age of 40 in February 2020, was topped the winner of Strictly in 2014 alongside her skilled partner Pasha Kovalev.
Aljaž instructed the PA information company: ‘We had been actually fortunate that we grew to become such nice associates after Strictly.
Stunning: Love Island’s Shaughna Phillips flashed her midriff in a white crop prime as she attended the Flackstock Festival
Stylish: Caroline’s shut friend Natalie Pinkham seemed stylish in a plunging cream dress with floral prints as she posed along with her hand on her hip
‘I believe it was meant to be, we began hanging out straight after the present, particularly Janette and Caroline they had been shut so its a gorgeous feeling to be right here at this time in her reminiscence and rejoice what she beloved doing a lot, music festivals and dancing she would have beloved that.’
Janette added: ‘Every time we frolicked non-work sensible the very first thing she would do was pop on a music begin singing, begin dancing, she beloved music, she beloved singing and dancing so I believe at this time is an ideal celebration of that a part of her.
‘I believe each single individual performing at this time knew how particular she was and that is most likely why the sure’s got here so fast. She beloved being at festivals so what higher approach to rejoice her than having one.’
The married couple later carried out a dance on stage to Footloose earlier than instructing the crowd some salsa steps and coordinating a pageant dance with Dommett and Keith Lemon becoming a member of the pair on stage.
‘Let’s do our woman proud’: It comes after Louise paid tribute to Caroline on the day of the Flackstock pageant, a day held to rejoice her life
TV presenter Rylan additionally took to the stage, telling the crowd: ‘I let you know what if she was right here she would not bear in mind any of it, you realize what she was like. This is unreal.
‘When they requested me to return I stated completely although I’ve a 6pm flight to Scotland.’
Funds raised shall be equally break up between the charities Choose Love, Mind, Samaritans and the Charlie Waller Trust.
The pageant had a mindfulness arrange by the charity Mind that includes workshops all day assured to ‘cost your soul and thoughts,’ Dawn instructed the crowd.
It was additionally introduced that Sky had been recording the pageant for a documentary broadcasting in August.
Tribute: Sky’s Sarah-Jane Mee stated: ‘@Flackstockis an opportunity to recollect and rejoice Carrie with all the things she beloved household, associates, music, dancing, and comedy’
Money raised from Flackstock shall be break up equally between the charities Choose Love, Mind, Samaritans and Charlie Waller Trust – 4 worthy shops that held a particular place in Caroline’s heart.
It comes after Caroline’s associates paid tribute to her on the day of the Flackstock pageant, a day held to rejoice her life.
Louise and Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee had been amongst these paying tribute to the presenter.
Singer Louise took to Instagram on Monday and shared a throwback snap of her and Caroline collectively as she remembered her late friend.
Good trigger: Money raised from Flackstock shall be break up equally between the charities Choose Love, Mind, Samaritans and Charlie Waller Trust – 4 worthy shops that held a particular place in Caroline’s heart
Alongside the picture, she wrote: ‘Today is all for you my woman. See you later @flackstock let’s do our woman proud!’
TV presenter Laura Jackson commented on the post and wrote: ‘Ah she would love these pics! Sad to overlook you all at this time, have enjoyable for Carrie ❤️’.
Sarah-Jane additionally shared some throwback images of her and Caroline alongside Natalie Pinkham, who helped to organise the particular occasion.
Sarah-Jane wrote: ‘An enormous day at this time for individuals who knew and beloved Caroline Flack ❤️
In reminiscence: Former Love Island host Caroline took her personal life on February 15, 2020, aged 40 (pictured in August 2009 at V Festival)
‘@Flackstockis an opportunity to recollect and rejoice Carrie with all the things she beloved household, associates, music, dancing, and comedy.
‘In awe of her sister from one other mister @Natalie_Pinkham in pulling this all collectively. Flacky would have been so proud!’
Caroline’s mom Christine stated forward of the occasion: ‘My Caroline was by no means extra herself or happier than at a music pageant along with her sister and her associates.
Longterm associates: Presenter Dermot O’Leary can even be in entrance of crowds at the pageant
‘Flackstock is the great thought of those that knew her greatest and the good approach to bear in mind her singing, dancing and most of all laughing.
‘Not solely is Flackstock the most optimistic approach to honour Carrie, however charities that she beloved will profit from the proceeds.
‘An enormous thanks to everybody concerned for all their laborious work – to Natalie for the mad thought, Giles Cooper Entertainment and Englefield House who saved the day, Live Nation and to all the sensible sponsors.
‘My household are so proud that so many people who knew Carrie beloved her so very a lot.’
Star-studded: Dawn O’Porter was named on the pageant line-up
Taking to the stage: Professor Green can even be performing at Flackstock
Ian O’Reilly, Head of Community & Events Fundraising at Mind, stated: ‘Every donation that Mind receives by means of Flackstock will enable us to be there for much more people after they want us.
‘This consists of by means of companies like the Mind Infoline, authorized line and our on-line peer help group for adults, Side by Side.
‘The money can even allow us to proceed to marketing campaign to enhance companies and present data and help.
‘We are honoured to be concerned and we will not look forward to the pageant to get began.’
For confidential help, name the Samaritans on 116123 or go to an area Samaritans department. See www.samaritans.org for particulars.
Mother: Caroline’s mom Christine stated of Flackstock: ‘Not solely is Flackstock the most optimistic approach to honour Carrie, however charities that she beloved will profit from the proceeds’