I'm a Celebrity's Roman Kemp to front new BBC documentary

Catherine Earp
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

I'm a Celebrity star Roman Kemp is set to front a new documentary for the BBC.

The show will focus on suicide and mental health among young men, with the current working title Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency.

"There is a growing mental health crisis going on right now, and without the right support, the results can be tragic," the Capital Breakfast presenter explained.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

He added that he wanted to "bring attention to a subject that is affecting thousands of young men across the country, and show that there are ways to reach those who are suffering and need our help".

BBC Three controller Fiona Campbell added: "This will be a really difficult film for Roman to make and we owe him and everyone else involved a huge thank you for putting trust in us to tell their stories."

Roman recently opened up about the death of his close friend Joe Lyons, who passed away last year.

Speaking on the show after returning to work, an emotional Roman told listeners: "I never thought I'd have to do this ever.

Photo credit: Capital FM
Photo credit: Capital FM

"Last Tuesday, very suddenly, we lost one of our best friends. Our producer Joe, he was a member of the Capital Breakfast family."

Roman continued: "He really couldn't do enough for people, he was the nicest guy I know, hands down.

"He loved dogs. Obsessed with his daily step count. Never ironed his clothes. He loved his family so much.

"He was a genius coming up with these ideas. He was driven by the reaction you guys had."

We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Digital Spy's digital magazine is back! Check out issue 6 – including an exclusive chat with Ant & Dec – plus all past issues with a 1-month free trial, only on Apple News+.

Interested in Digital Spy's weekly newsletter? Sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox – and don't forget to join our Watch This Facebook Group for daily TV recommendations and discussions with other readers.

You Might Also Like