TV presenter Zoe Ball has been devastated by the sudden loss of her boyfriend, Billy Yates, who was found dead at his London home last night, aged just 40 years old. Zoe is said to be ‘overcome with grief’ at the tragic news.
Zoe had found love with the Antiques Roadshow camerman towards the end of 2016, and the couple announced their relationship earlier this year, after Zoe split from her previous husband of 18 years, Fatboy Slim.
A friend of Zoe’s told The Sun, “Zoe is overcome with grief. She is completely and utterly devastated.
“Billy had made her happy again after the most horrendous year when her marriage broke down.
“This was completely out of the blue. She had no feeling that this was coming and is in total shock.
“As far as we know this occurred at his house in London and it was
friends who raised the alarm. She’s going to need a lot of time to
“This just feels so unfair because Zoe had finally found happiness with Billy and had so many exciting plans for their future.
“It’s devastating. There’s nothing else other than devastation today.”
Zoe posted a picture to Instagram earlier today, captioned ‘My sweet love’, in honour of Billy.
Our thoughts are with her today.