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

The radio DJ, 29, – who has previously detailed his struggles with depression and anxiety – has told how he ‘struggled hugely’ just before and after the show in 2019.

He explained that his counsellor was ‘amazing’ and helped him work through many of his problems after being thrust more into the limelight.  

Kind: Roman Kemp has praised ITV for finding him a therapist who 'helped to save his life' following his stint on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Kind: Roman Kemp has praised ITV for finding him a therapist who ‘helped to save his life’ following his stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

He told The Sun of his therapy: ‘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.’

Roman – who details his mental health in his new book Are You Really OK? – added that writing his memoir was like therapy for him and he cried when recounting parts of his life.

Tough: The radio DJ, 29, - who has previously detailed his struggles with depression and anxiety - has told how he 'struggled hugely' just before and after the show in 2019

Tough: The radio DJ, 29, – who has previously detailed his struggles with depression and anxiety – has told how he ‘struggled hugely’ just before and after the show in 2019

He added that he has been on antidepressants since he was 15 and has since tried many different types of therapy to cope. 

It comes after last week Roman revealed he hopes others can be ‘the hero’ to their friends, believing he was not one to his late pal Joe Lyons.  

Joe, a producer at Global radio for nine years, died by suicide in August 2020 causing Roman to be completely heartbroken because he hadn’t known anything was wrong.  

Radio Host Roman made the candid confession during Tuesday’s episode of This Morning and said: ‘If I had been [a hero] he would be here’.

Difficult: He explained that his counsellor was 'amazing' and helped him work through many of his problems after being thrust more into the limelight

Difficult: He explained that his counsellor was ‘amazing’ and helped him work through many of his problems after being thrust more into the limelight

He told hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary: ‘I want people be a hero to their friend like I know I wasn’t to mine’.

Going on to say: ‘It’s OK to look at yourself and think what more could I have done’. 

In March last year, Roman fronted a BBC documentary called Our Silent Emergency about male suicide and mental health.

Roman, who is the son of Martin and Shirley Kemp, admitted he ‘hated’ Joe when making the documentary as he struggled to deal with his grief but learned to love him all over again.

Heartbreak: It comes after last week Roman revealed he hopes others can be 'the hero' to their friends, believing he was not one to his late pal Joe Lyons (pictured together in 2019)

Heartbreak: It comes after last week Roman revealed he hopes others can be ‘the hero’ to their friends, believing he was not one to his late pal Joe Lyons (pictured together in 2019)

Roman went on to discuss his own battles with mental health and revealed his mother is the one who suggested he see a doctor at the age of fifteen.

Struggling with his moods he was then prescribed anti-depressants and has taken them ever since saying they ‘work’ for him.

Roman previously revealed  that in 2019 his anxiety became overwhelming as he struggled to deal with the pressures of his life. 

He went on to say that he believes many men commit suicide because they don’t feel ‘they are where they’re supposed to be in their lives’.

Roman said that the pressures of social media may possibly play a factor in such pressures and how important it was to talk to friends and family. 

It comes after he revealed that Ed Sheeran helped him through his 15-year battle with depression.

Roman previously told how he heard ‘loads of voices’ and couldn’t stop crying when he contemplated taking his own life in 2019. 

In a new interview with The Mirror, he 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.’

Family: The television personality who written a candid memoir entitled Are You Really Ok? went on to discuss his own battles with mental health and revealed his mother is the one who suggested he see a doctor at the age of fifteen (pictured with parents Martin and Shirley)

Family: The television personality who written a candid memoir entitled Are You Really Ok? went on to discuss his own battles with mental health and revealed his mother is the one who suggested he see a doctor at the age of fifteen (pictured with parents Martin and Shirley) 

After meeting on the music scene, the duo became friends and subsequently shared a hug in a commercial for Capital Radio, with Roman dressed as a bear.

Roman also has a tattoo on his thigh.

Explained why he had chosen his bird design tattoo, he wrote on Instagram: ‘Joe had this tattoo and I always used to say it was awful and looked like a pigeon. So I got it in the same spot…’ 

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org 

Making a difference: In March last year, Roman fronted a BBC documentary called Our Silent Emergency about male suicide and mental health

Making a difference: In March last year, Roman fronted a BBC documentary called Our Silent Emergency about male suicide and mental health

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