Zoe Ball making mental health documentary
6 February 2018 - 9:00 AM

Zoe Ball making mental health documentary

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Zoe Ball will be making a documentary about mental health for her late boyfriend.

The 47-year-old television personality was devastated when she lost her boyfriend Billy Yates, who was battling depression, last year and wants to raise awareness of mental health in his memory.

She said: "Lots of people know that I lost my boyfriend last year, who had been living with depression. I was left with lots of questions after that. So as well as doing this mammoth challenge, we're also making a documentary, where I'm going to visit lots of projects that are helping people with mental health issues."

And Zoe has been "touched" by how many people have reached out to support her after Billy's sad death.

Speaking on Chris Evans" Radio 2 show, she added: "I was really touched by the amount of people who got in touch with me, and still are getting in touch with me, who have been trying to look after loved ones who are living with mental illness. I've got lots of questions to ask and I'm going to visit lots of projects that are giving people hope and are helping people. That's kind of my motivation. I knew I wanted to do something. I knew that, you have a platform, I want to raise more awareness, I want to do something for him and I want to do something for everybody else."

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When Billy passed away, Zoe posted a photograph of him on holiday on her Instagram account and wrote alongside it: "Goodnight my beautiful Boy. I'll be loving you always, (sic)" followed by a heart, flower and star emoji.

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