ITV The Voice viewers in tears as Olly Murs performs tribute to Caroline Flack

Olly Murs moved The Voice viewers to tears as he sang a song for his late friend Caroline Flack.

The pair were good friends and worked together when they co-presented the X Factor spin-off, Xtra Factor, from 2011 to 2012.

And Olly, 38, was devastated when Love Island presenter Caroline took her own life in 2020, at the age of 40.

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So he decided to pay tribute with a performance of Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline on The Voice on Saturday, which was World Suicide Prevention Day.

People in the audience were visibly moved as Olly sang the song and looked upwards to say: "Love you."

And viewers also flocked to Twitter to say how touched they were by the heartbreaking tribute.

One fan said they were "choked", while another said it was a "great tribute" and suggested that Olly could record it as a charity song.

Someone else tweeted: "I've just been scrolling through the telly and seen Olly Murs singing Sweet Caroline. I don't think I can ever recover from this."

"You just made me cry Olly, Caroline would have been proud," said another viewer.

One said: "Olly Murs dedicating Sweet Caroline to Caroline Flack has tipped me over the edge after the last few days."

"That was beautiful, Caroline would be proud!" remarked someone else.

Sharing a string of sobbing emojis, one person posted: "Was flicking through the TV channel and then I accidentally saw Olly Murs singing Sweet Caroline and he dedicated the song to his friend, Caroline Flack… that was it."

Earlier this year Olly marked the second anniversary of Caroline's death by sharing a sweet picture on Instagram showing them hugging.

"My favourite photo of us," wrote the singer.

"The hug the smile the laugh I miss it all Caz! 2 years ago we lost ya and it hurts everyday."

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