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05th Jun 2020

Iain Stirling dedicates BAFTA nomination to late friend Caroline Flack

Sarah Finnan

Iain Stirling

Iain Stirling has reacted to news that Love Island is up for another BAFTA Award, saying that he is honoured to be mentioned as one of the team and dedicating the nomination to his close friend Caroline Flack. 

The nominations for this year’s BAFTA Awards were announced yesterday with strong representation from the Irish contingent. Derry Girls, Aisling Bea and Graham Norton – amongst a host of others – were all nominated for awards.

Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee said she was “hugely honoured” by the news while Aisling Bea took to Twitter to say that she is “so incredibly proud” of her show This Way Up, which is in the running for Breakthrough Talent.

ITV’s Love Island was also nominated. Up for Best Entertainment Craft Team, comedian Iain Stirling – who does the voiceover for the series – shared his reaction to the nomination, writing:

“Delighted for everyone involved in the show that we’re up for another BAFTA. On a personal note, to be named here and considered one of the team when all I do is talk into a microphone for a few hours has touched me more than anyone will ever know. Well done Love Island!”

Iain went on to dedicate the nomination to his colleague and close friend Caroline Flack, who sadly passed away in February of this year.

“Caroline – this one’s for you x”

Girlfriend Laura Whitmore, who took over as host of the series this year, showed her support in the comments, adding that she was “so proud” of the team’s achievements.

The show is also in the running for another award, this time in the Must-See Moment category where Michael’s recoupling with Joanna gets a mention. Probably one of the most dramatic moments of the 2019 series in fairness… well, that and Maura’s big blowup with Tom after he made some less than complimentary comments. Catch up on that here if you need a recap (things get fiery).

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