Dancing on Ice contestant Joe Swash was comforted by host Phillip Schofield, as he spoke of the loss of his close friend Caroline Flack.
The TV presenter was visibly overwhelmed as he finished his performance on Sunday night, with skating partner Alex Murphy.
As he came off the ice and joined hosts Phillip and Holly Willoughby, and the judges, he took the moment to pay tribute to Caroline.
Former Love Island host Caroline died on Saturday, with tributes pouring in for her.
A lawyer for the Flack family confirmed that Caroline took her own life and was found in her east London flat on Saturday.
Joe, who hosted I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now with Caroline until 2011, confessed on Dancing on Ice on Sunday: "It's been a really tough day," with Alex adding: "It's been a long day."
Phillip then wanted to point out to viewers that Joe was close with Caroline, explaining why he had found the day so difficult.
He said: "We've got to point out to everybody you were very, very close with Caroline.
"So I know this has been an amazingly tough day. She'd be so proud of you Joe."
Joe then took the moment to remember his friend.
He said: "I just want to send my love to her family and my condolences, you know?"
At the start of the show, hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby paid their own tribute to the late TV host.
Phillip commented: "We'd like to begin tonight's show by taking a moment to remember Caroline Flack.
"In light of yesterday's awful news, we wanted to say that our hearts go out to her family and friends."
Holly said: "Many of us here on the show knew Caroline as a friend, and we'll all miss her enormously.
"As Caroline herself recently posted, in a world where you can be anything, be kind."
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