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Love Island fans praise Iain Stirling’s tribute and call for #BeKind message on all episodes

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Love Island returned to our screens on Monday night after taking a two-night hiatus to mourn the death of former presenter Caroline Flack.

Caroline was found dead in her home over the weekend and the outpouring of grief has been immense.

From former colleagues to friends and family, the tributes to Caroline have been pouring in.

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Instead of opening with the usual music intro, Love Island started last night with Caroline’s friend Iain Sterling saying: ‘We are all absolutely devastated by the tragic news that Caroline, a much loved member of our Love Island family, has passed away.

‘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 the show connect with millions of viewers.

‘Like many of you right now we are trying to come to terms what has come to happen. My only hope is that we can all try to be kinder, always show love and listen to one another.’

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‘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’s death is the third the show has seen with Mike and passing away in respectively.

Since the star’s passing, fans and friends alike have been sharing a message she wrote amid her legal drama late last year which urged people to be kind.

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Along with the tribute, the Love Island team also included the #BeKind message before every ad break.

The message read: ‘#BeKind Talking and listening can help, whatever you’re going through. Call Samaritans on 116 123.’

Many fans felt should be included in every episode going forward, especially as so many people take to Twitter during the show to comment on the contestants.

Some of which is extremely negative and something the contestants will see on leaving the villa, not to mention their families and friends who are watching too. Could this message encourage the public to think before they tweet?

Urging those who are struggling to reach out and talk to someone is something that Padraig Harrington echoed during his appearance on the Tommy Tiernan show over the weekend.

The pro-golfer opened up about his own mental health and spoke about how he used to talk to his father after every round of golf and how therapeutic is had been prior to his father’s death.

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