Zoe Ball has been left devastated following the death of her boyfriend Billy Yates. The Antiques Roadshow cameraman was found dead at his home in south London last night.
Zoe, 46, had been dating Billy following the end of her marriage to Norman Cook, also known as DJ Fatboy Slim. Today a close 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.”
They continued: “As far as we know this occurred at his house in south London and it was friends who raised the alarm. She’s going to need a lot of time to grieve. 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.”