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Roman Kemp pays tribute to late producer Joe Lyons as he picks up two awards

Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp, Sian Welby and Sonny Jay thanked their listeners on air this morning after they were voted Best Radio Show at the prestigious TRIC Awards for the third year in a row.

Roman was also voted Best Radio Personality by the public, beating shortlisted Tony Blackburn and Zoe Ball, in a double win for the Capital Breakfast Show.

At the event in London on Wednesday afternoon, where Roman was the host, he was emotional as he told the audience the last time he was there, was with his best friend and producer Joe, who is the reason he is doing what he is doing.

Joe passed away last year, with Roman going on to host a television documentary about him highlighting issues surrounding mental health.

Roman explained that Joe was with him from his first show and taught him everything he didn’t know about being in a radio studio.

At the start of this morning’s show, Roman said: Today we’re very pleased as a team. Firstly, because we were voted for as the Best Radio Programme at the TRIC Awards – thank you so much. That’s the Television and Radio Industry Club Awards, and do you know what, that was a very nice surprise, so thank you so much.

Sian agreed that it was a surprise and Roman added: “That’s the third time in a row Sonny! We got ourselves a little hat-trick! That requires a little bit of a Ronaldo “siiiii!”. So, thank you very much if you did vote for us.”

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