Capital breakfast host Roman Kemp has actually paid a psychological homage to his late producer and ” friend” Joe Lyons.
The presenter and his co-hosts had to leave their breakfast program early last Tuesday, after knowing of his death.
Stand-in presenters took control of for the rest of the week as Capital’s parent business International gave Kemp and his team time off from work.
Returning on Monday, Kemp discussed their absence and admired Lyons, who he stated “taught me whatever”.
” I never ever believed I ‘d have to do this, ever,” stated a tearful Kemp.
” Last Tuesday, really suddenly, we lost among our friends, my buddy and our associate, producer Joe.
” He was not just part of the Capital Breakfast household however a loved member of the entire team.
” Everybody that works here at Capital [is] obviously entirely ravaged and we’re attempting to process this completely.”
Celebrity News ‘ A little a Del Boy’
Recalling his early days at the station, Kemp stated: “He was the very first person I satisfied when I strolled in the door, the really first individual.
” I keep in mind thinking, ‘who’s this man?’ This guy is a little a Del Young boy!” – a reference to the lead character from Only Fools and Horses.
” He was with me right from my extremely first program, he taught me everything,” Kemp continued, including that it was “actually strange being in a radio studio without him”.
Kemp, who is the child of Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, completed third in last year’s I’m A Celeb, Get Me Out Of Here.
His breakfast program, co-presented by Sian Welby and Sonny Jay, draws in an audience of around 3.3 m listeners, according to the most current figures readily available from market body Rajar.
Rob Howard and Lauren Layfield took control of hosting duties for the rest of last week after Kemp and his team were given time off.
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The presenter kept in mind that any visitor who had appeared on the show in current years would have talked to Lyons, who would greet them with a friendly “hello buddy” prior to putting them on air.
” Every A-lister that you ever hear on this program, they understand who he is, everybody,” Kemp said. “He’s the person they talked with first, and if you have actually ever called into this show, he was the person who selected up the phone.
” He truly could not do enough for people. He was the nicest man that I understand, by far.”
The speaker added: “The important things that he enjoyed most of all was doing this program.
” He resembled a genius developing these ideas. He was driven by the response from you [the listeners] every day.”
Kemp’s former co-host Vick Hope, who left the program earlier this year, likewise commemorated Lyons on Instagram.
” I truly do enjoy you, bud, so a lot. All of us do. I hope you know that,” she said. “We are so fortunate to have actually understood you. The world is a much better place for having actually had you in it.
” Your skill and creativity are so tremendous, but more than that you are the kindest, most funny, caring, fun, increasingly devoted and amazing person any of us had the pleasure of conference.”
Fellow breakfast host Greg James, from BBC Radio 1, applauded Kemp for his “exceptionally brave” on-air homage.
” Really so sad to hear this. Amazing words. Thinking about you all xx,” included broadcaster Chris Stark