Caroline and her boyfriend of 18 months, Jack Street, parted ways just weeks before the final.
Caroline and Pasha lifted the trophy on Saturday
However, rather than blaming the show for the split, Caroline reckons dancing actually helped her deal with her emotions.
Speaking to The Sun, she explains: “You don’t feel bad when you’re dancing. You can’t feel unhappy, it’s impossible. It’s such a natural way to release endorphins.
“It’s amazing to end it on a high like this. It’s been an interesting year, very testing in a lot of ways.
“It’s the way you handle things sometimes that make you feel stronger in yourself. And if you handle them right, you come out feeling good.”
Caroline and Jack in June
The presenter also revealed that she had support for her former boss Simon Cowell, stating: “Simon Cowell sent me a lovely text saying how well I’ve been doing. And he was really proud.”
While Caroline has remained relatively quiet about the split, reports suggest that Jack was spotted partying with ‘Glee’ actress Dianna Agron in LA.
Caroline tweeted her ex with the phrase “fill yourself with glee”, after he urged followers to vote for her on ‘Strictly’. The tweet has since been deleted.