Strictly Come Dancing viewers were overcome with emotion after viewing the show's moving tribute to Caroline Flack.

Caroline, who won the 2014 season of Strictly alongside Pasha Kovalev tragically took her own life aged 40 at her north London flat in February 2020.

Strictly alumni and singer Frankie Bridge paid tribute to Caroline alongside hosts Tess Daley and Claudia Winkleman, and judges Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Toniolo and professional dancers Pasha, Janette Manrara.

Judge Bruno blew a kiss to the camera while saying: "We will always love Caroline and we will never forget you, my love."

Caroline won Strictly Come Dancing alongside Pasha Kovalev

While Pasha gushed: "We saw how she transformed into that beautiful dancer with a big heart on her sleeve."

Video footage of Flack's journey on the dancing competition was played back for viewers to watch the former Xtra Factor presenter shine in all her glory.

Shortly after the BBC One programme paid tribute to the late presenter, social media was inundated with fans sharing their emotion and comforting one another.

Fans were left in tears following the emotional tribute to the late presenter

One viewer tweeted: "What a lovely tribute to Caroline Flack, not ashamed to say I cried watching back her dances and especially that beautiful show dance. Such a tragic loss of a vibrant young woman."

While a second added: "@bbcstrictly I genuinely thought the tribute you gave for Caroline Flack was wonderful. Goosebumps and everything."

Flack became the first contestant to score a perfect 40 in her final performances

"Just watched the tribute to Caroline Flack on Strictly I couldn't stop crying so so sad what was going through your mind I thought you were amazing in all you did but you shone in Strictly," said a third.

"A blubbing mess at the end of Strictly - a lovely tribute to Caroline Flack," tweeted a fourth.

Caroline became the first contestant to reach the final scoring a perfect 40 in all her dance routines.

Ahead of the emotional episode, Craig Revel Horwood said on Facebook Live: "She [Caroline] was just such a beautiful, beautiful woman and dancer. It was just heart-wrenching, and I found it really difficult to talk about her without welling up, I really did."

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