Laura Whitmore puts on brave face at BRIT Awards after tribute to Caroline Flack

Laura Whitmore put on a brave face as she arrived at the BRIT Awards just days after the death of her friend Caroline Flack.

Caroline, 40, took her own life at her north London home on Saturday – with Laura making a tearful tribute during her BBC Radio 5 Live show the following day.

Laura has made her first public appearance at the 02 Arena for the music bash on Tuesday night.

Taking to her Instagram Story before the event, Laura posted: "Sometimes you just need to put on your dancing shoes," followed by a single love heart.

Laura was then photographed arriving in a stunning newspaper print mini dress and heels on the red carpet.

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Laura was without boyfriend Iain Stirling for the occasion, as the Scottish comedian remains in South Africa where he is providing th voiceovers for Love Island.

Iain, who was also a good friend of Caroline's, was almost in tears during last night's show as he paid tribute to the former host.

The programme returned after two episodes were cancelled out of respect for Caroline's family.

Monday's show began with footage of South Africa's coastline as Iain spoke poignantly about the crew's heartbreak over Caroline's death.

His voice cracked towards the end of his tribute as he said: "I'm going to miss you, Caz."

The news of Caroline's sudden death shocked her celebrity friends and family alike, and tributes poured in for the presenter at the weekend.

Speaking on her radio show, Laura said: "She was bubbly and for such a small stature, commanded a room. She loved to laugh and had the most infectious chuckle.

"She also had many struggles, I am not going to pretend she was perfect. She lived every mistake publicly under the scrutiny. Caroline loved to love, that's all she wanted.

"Which is why the show Love Island was important to her. The problem wasn't the show, the show was loving, caring and safe and protective. The problem is, the outside world is not."

Tearful Laura added: "To my boyfriend, the kindest man I know, to the whole Love Island family who are mourning for their colleague and friend.

"I love you. To everyone, be kind in what you say."

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