Love Island have paid tribute to former host Caroline Flack following her death on Saturday.
At the start of the show, narrator Iain Stirling read a touching statement to his friend and former co-star, ending with: "I'm gonna miss you Caz."
ITV and sponsors Just Eat also ditched the usual comical ads for a #BeKind screen which gave information about how to reach the Samaritans.
Iain said: "We are all absolutely devastated by the tragic news that Caroline, a much-loved member of our Love Island family, has passed away.
"Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this dreadful time."
He continued: "Caroline and me were together from the very start of Love Island, and her passion, warmth and infectious enthusiasm were a crucial part of what made this show connect with millions of viewers."
Iain went on: "Right now we are all just trying to come to terms with what happened. My only hope is that we can all try to be kinder, always show love and listen to one another."
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He added: "Caroline, I want to thank you for all the fun times we had making our favourite show. You were a true friend to me. I'm gonna miss you, Caz."
Caroline, 40, took her own life at her east London flat on Saturday after a friend who was staying with her "popped to the shops".
The former presenter stepped down from hosting Love Island after an allegation where she allegedly assault her boyfriend, 27-year-old Lewis Burton on December 19 last year at her home in Islington, north London.
Her death came just hours after Caroline was told the Crown Prosecution Service would be pressing on with an assault case.
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Caroline first started hosting Love Island, which she described as her "dream job", in the 2015 reboot after a celebrity version unsuccessfully aired in 2005.
Her role on the show was to announce which islanders would be evicted from the luxury villa in Majorca and which lucky single would take home the £50,000 prize.
In a 2017 interview, Caroline said: "I think people just relate to the situations.
"It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, where you're from, how old you are, it doesn't matter how much experience you've got in life, how educated you are: emotions are all the same."
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In a statement, ITV’s Director of Television said: “Everyone at ITV is absolutely devastated and still trying to process this tragic news.
“Caroline was part of Love Island from the very beginning and her passion, dedication and boundless energy contributed to the show’s success.
“After Caroline stepped down from the show ITV made it clear that the door was left open for her to return and the Love Island production team remained in regular contact with her and continued to offer support over the last few months.
“Caroline loved Love Island and was very vocal in her support of the show. Viewers could relate to her and she to them and that was a big part of the programme’s success.”
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