MAURA Higgins has cancelled her Ann Summers swimwear launch "out of respect to Caroline Flack".
The 29-year-old was due to meet shoppers at the Brunswick store today to show off her collection.
But the lingerie brand issued a statement explaining they are postponing today's event, that coincided with Caroline's funeral.
The statement read: "Dear customers, we were looking forward to welcoming you to the Brunswick store today to launch Maura's swimwear collection.
"However, having been in close contact with Maura, and out of respect to the funeral also taking place later today, we have decided to postpone the even to tomorrow at 5pm.
"We hope you understand and look forward to seeing you there. Team AS x."
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Letting her fans know, Maura wrote on Instagram: "CHANGE OF DATE!! I will now be @brunswicklondon tomorrow from 5pm…
"I am so excited to show you all my swimwear range with @annsummers.
"I have worked so hard on this for months & I hope you all love it just as much as I do."
She released a teaser picture of her posing in a plunging swimsuit on the beach ahead of her collection launch yesterday.
Maura bagged a six-figure deal with Ann Summers after getting out of Love Island last year.
She has since wowed in racy lingerie and also released a winter collection.
But she has held off on revealing her swimwear as Love Island host Caroline is laid to rest today.
Her family and friends will say their final goodbyes to the 40-year-old who took her own life on February 15.
Her tragic death came just a day after she learned the CPS was pursuing charges that she allegedly attacked her boyfriend Lewis Burton.
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