Roman Kemp reveals I'm A Celeb campmate Caitlyn Jenner reached out to support him when his best friend died

ROMAN Kemp has revealed that his former I'm A Celeb campmate Caitlyn Jenner reached out to him after the death of his close friend.

The 28-year-old's pal Joe Lyons tragically passed away in August last year, eight months after Roman appeared in the Australian jungle.

The Capital Breakfast DJ said that he has kept in touch with the decorated Olympian, 71, since their time Down Under and revealed that she thoughtfully reached out to him following Joe's death.

Roman told the Mirror: "Someone that I've kept in contact with over the last year was Caitlyn Jenner.

"She called when Joe died and, you know, very sweet of her, and said she remembered all the lovely things I said about him in the jungle. So that was really nice."

And while it was very thoughtful of her to check in on him, Roman admitted that Caitlyn's calls often catch him on unexpected occasions.


He added: "She'll just call for catch-ups, she actually called me on New Year's Day. Random, really, really, random, but, yeah, she's a lovely lady."

Last month, Roman emotionally admitted the death of his best pal Joe "ripped his life apart".

Joe worked on the Breakfast Show and was Roman’s mentor when he started at the station in 2014.

Appearing on The One Show, Roman, son of Spandau Ballet legend Martin Kemp, said: "If you'd have lined up 20 people you would have thought were suffering mentally he [Joe] would have been the last person.

"He was the happiest person, putting everyone ahead of him and it ripped my whole life apart – I could not understand it.

"I didn't know what had happened. It ripped my life, his whole family, his close friends, our team, everything and it just put me in this state where I'd feel like I knew I had to do something for him and for his family I guess.

"That's the overwhelming thought I had.

"I had a lot of thought processes in the beginning because this is something that happened in August last year and a lot of people were saying to me at the time 'do you think this is too soon, do you need to wait to delve into the subject?'"

Last month, Roman fronted a one-off documentary on BBC, Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency, which talked intimately about the days following Joe's passing.

He also investigated why male suicide rates are so high and what can be done to help others who are struggling.

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