Roman Kemp gets tattoo tribute to late Capital FM producer friend – a huge bird on his leg

ROMAN Kemp got a huge bird tattooed on his leg as a tribute to his late Capital FM producer friend.

The star broke down in tears yesterday when he announced his producer and friend Joe Lyons had sadly passed away.

In a moving tribute to his mate, Roman got the exact same tattoo of a dove on his leg that Joe had.

Sharing the first photo on his Instagram Story, he wrote: "Joe had this tattoo and I always used to say it was awful and looked like a pigeon."

Then in the next, Roman is laying on a tattoo parlour bed, with the design on his leg, writing: "So I got it in the same spot…"

He then shared a side-by-side comparison of the two tattoos.

The I'm A Celeb star took a leave of absence last Tuesday after the death of the show's producer Joe Lyons.

Then yesterday, Roman choked up as he spoke about the death, saying: "We wanted to share some really sad news. I never thought I’d have to do this ever.

"Last Tuesday, very suddenly, we lost one of our best friends. Our producer Joe, he was a member of the Capital Breakfast family. 

"We are trying to process this all together. We wanted to share this news with you."

He continued: "Joe had worked for Global, the parent company, for nine years.

"He was the very first person I met when I walked through the door. I remember thinking he was a bit of a Del Boy.

"He was with me right from my very first show. He taught me everything I didn't know about sitting in a radio studio without him."

Opening up about their special friendship, Roman added: "He’s the person I’d sit here and rinse constantly.  

"He loved dogs. Obsessed with his daily step count. Never ironed his clothes. He loved his family so much. His dad Ivan, his mum Celia, his sister Lou. 

"He did love his friends… his fans, he did have fans. The thing he loved most of all was doing this show, you listening.

"He was like a genius coming up with these ideas. He was driven by the reaction from you every day."

Joe's friend and Capital Breakfast presenter Vick Hope, shared her heartbreak on Monday morning as she paid tribute to Joe and said she hoped he was "at peace". 

Roman has presented national radio network Capital FM since 2014, and last year appeared on I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! finishing in third place.

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