Strictly Come Dancing stars to pay tribute to Caroline Flack in moving moment

Strictly Come Dancing 's stars choked back the tears as they filmed an emotional tribute to former winner Caroline Flack.

The Love Island host won the BBC dance show back in 2014 with professional partner Pasha Kovalev.

And she became the first celebrity to notch up perfect 40 out of 40 scores for all three of her dances that night.

On Saturday’s Strictly The Best Of .. The Final highlighting the best winners from the past 17 series, the cast pay a seven minute tribute to Caroline who tragically took her own life earlier this year.

Tearful judge Bruno Tonioli recalls: "She was such fun and great to be with.

"She really was a joy.

"We will always love Caroline and we will never forget her."

And blowing her a kiss to camera, he adds: "We love you, my love."

Professional dancer Janette Manrara breaks down remembering Caroline and Pasha’s showdance.

She says: "There was something about her that night.

"She was beaming. How beautiful she looked in white.

"You can feel she was just lost in that moment and just wanted to dance her heart out.

"She was probably one of the best best dancers we have ever had.

"I am so happy she was able to pick up that glitter ball."

Her winning partner Pasha adds: "The series will always have a special place in my heart.

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

Judge Craig Revel Horwood says: "She could turn her hand to any style of dance and be incredible.

"To perform three dances in the final to that level is phenomenal."

Host Tess Daly says: "She lit up the ballroom every single week."

And co-star Claudia Winkleman says Caroline "stood out among all the finalists".

Strictly The Best Of .. The Final airs Saturday on BBC One at 8.10pm.

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