Roman Kemp

Roman Kemp addressed the death of his best friend on his show Sunday Best (Picture: ITV)

Roman Kemp issued an important message about mental health on his TV show after the death of his best friend and producer Joe Lyons, who died earlier this month.

The radio presenter used the first minutes of the latest episode of Martin and Roman’s Sunday Best! to speak directly to viewers, urging them to ‘reach out’ if they’re struggling.

The 27-year-old appeared emotional as he addressed Joe’s death while sat with dad Martin.

He said: Before we can start with our usual show, you may have read that it’s been an incredibly hard week for me personally, as I lost my best friend.

‘It has completely devastated his family, friends, me, my family – my mum and dad knew him very well.

‘I really want to make sure that I use this time right now to say if you are struggling, then please know that you can reach out.

Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp looked emotional as he watched on (Picture: ITV)

Roman Kemp and close friend Joe Lyons

Joe was Roman’s close friend and producer on his Capital FM show (Picture: Instagram)

‘There is always someone you can talk to: your family, friends, colleagues or anyone from the support charities that are out there.

‘At ITV there is the mental wellness initiative called Britain Get Talking, which encourages all of us to reach out and talk to someone.’

Martin said: ‘Well done, Ro’ after his son read out the website address for Britain Get Talking.

A picture of Joe was shown at the end of the episode, dedicating it to him.

Roman and his Capital FM co-hosts Sonny Jay and Sian Welby went off air during their show earlier this month after hearing the sad news.

The I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! star recently got the same tattoo as Joe’s on his leg, which he used to tease his pal about.

Paying tribute on Instagram, the presenter said: ‘We were only just starting our adventure together but I’m going to take you along with me for the rest of it, flying that flag for the both of us.

‘I love you more than I can ever explain. See you soon mate.’

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