Joel Dommett paid an emotional tribute to Caroline Flack throughout a fundraising gig for a psychological well being charity.
The Masked Singer host stated he had spoken to the TV presenter simply weeks earlier than she was discovered lifeless on the age of 40 at her residence in east London on Saturday, after taking her personal life.
Nevertheless, he stated she had not replied to a message he had despatched her on Thursday.
Flack, who was described as “weak” by her administration, had pleaded not responsible to assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton at her former flat in north London in a courtroom listening to in December.
Showing on stage at Comedy Towards Dwelling Miserably, the place comics waived their price to lift funds and consciousness for psychological well being charity Calm (Marketing campaign Towards Dwelling Miserably), Dommett stated: “It’s so f****** unhappy man, and I actually didn’t wish to come into work at present however I knew it could be hypocritical of me to not are available to a gig known as Comedy Towards Dwelling Miserably as a result of I used to be f****** depressing.”
He added: “I simply needed to speak about it with you as a result of I didn’t wish to do a gig about psychological well being with out addressing what I feel in our trade is the maddest factor to occur in a f****** very long time, it’s so unhappy.”
Flack was arrested and charged with assault by beating after police have been known as to her flat in Islington on December 12.
Highbury Nook Magistrates’ Courtroom heard that, within the aftermath of the alleged incident, Flack advised police “I did it” after which warned she would kill herself.
Dommett stated: “Like lots of people, in December I despatched her a message to see if she was OK and she or he replied and we talked backwards and forwards for a bit.
“We all the time used to exit and see one another on nights out on a regular basis and we might all the time weirdly stumble upon one another in LA and Ibiza, we might all the time go on the similar time, and we might hang around and have espresso martinis, that was our factor.
“I hadn’t heard again from her since perhaps the top of January and I messaged her on Thursday asking if she was OK and I didn’t consider seeking to see if she had replied or not.