Roman Kemp praises ITV for therapist who ‘saved his life’ after I’m a Celebrity stint

Roman Kemp thanked ITV for helping him find an ‘amazing’ therapist after his I’m a Celeb stint  (Getty Images)
Roman Kemp thanked ITV for helping him find an ‘amazing’ therapist after his I’m a Celeb stint (Getty Images)

Roman Kemp has praised ITV for finding him a therapist who “helped to save his life” following his appearance on I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!

The 29-year-old, who came third on the series, explained that he “struggled hugely” when he left the jungle in 2019. The broadcaster, who has discussed his depression battle previously, said he was fortunate that ITV found him an “amazing” therapist who helped him work through many of his problems after being thrust more into the limelight.

Speaking about his time in therapy, the Capital Breakfast host shared: “This image people have of laying down on a long black leather chair, it’s not that.

“Just before I went into I’m a Celeb there was one who was amazing. She was part of the reason that saved my life and it was ITV and I’m a Celeb who gave me her. I struggled hugely when I came out of there,” he told the Sun.

Kemp said he struggled after leaving the jungle in 2019 (ITV)
Kemp said he struggled after leaving the jungle in 2019 (ITV)

Previously, Kemp revealed friend, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, helped him through his battle with depression and shared the advice he gave him.

The presenter has previously spoken candidly about his mental health struggles and last year released a documentary looking at the mental health crisis affecting young men.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Kemp said: “Ed told me there’s dirty water at the top and the more you let it flow it turns into clear water. Each time I speak about how I feel, the water gets clearer.”

In March 2021, Kemp released a documentary on BBC3 titled Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency, after the death of his friend Capital Radio producer Joe Lyons. Reflecting on the death of his friend, Kemp, who is the son of Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp, said: “I’m still processing his death.

Kemp revealed that Ed Sheeran has helped him battle his depression (Matt Crossick/PA)
Kemp revealed that Ed Sheeran has helped him battle his depression (Matt Crossick/PA)

“Every day I step foot back in the Capital studios, I’m back in the worst situation I have ever lived in my life. I have flashbacks all the time.”

He added: “Per one suicide, 140 people are affected. Joe’s affected a lot of people. I’m sure he’ll be proud of what we’re doing but I still f****** hate him for it. He was the furthest thing from a suicidal person.

“Some people don’t wear a mask, others do. The majority put a mask on and we don’t have a clue what’s going on.”

In the documentary, Kemp revealed that he had considered taking his own life after battling depression for more than a decade.

Kemp met 31-year-old Sheeran through the music industry and has a tattoo on his leg drawn by the Shape of You singer.