Zoe Ball reveals she’s still struggling after boyfriend’s death in heartbreaking dedication

Billy took his own life in May

Zoe Ball was left heartbroken after her partner, Billy Yates, tragically took his own life back in May.

Billy, 40, was found dead at his home following a battle with mental health issues.

Now three months on Zoe, 46, appears to still be struggling to get over his death.

Zoe is still struggling with his tragic death (Credit: Instagram)

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In a post shared to her Instagram Zoe revealed she wishes she had a “time machine” as she admitted she is missing Billy.

The snap appeared to show Zoe and Billy’s feet in front of the sunset on a beach.

She wrote alongside the sweet photo: “Miss my Happy Feets Boy so. Big time loving you always @billwahweewoo 3 months today.

“Ever grateful for all the love & support ✨ #littlesteps #healing #acceptance #love#understanding #recovery #gratitude#memories #squeeze #specialone #goa#sunset #love #mentalhealth wish I had a time machine ❤️.”

Fans of course rushed to show their love and support for the presenter.

One wrote: “It gets easier sweetheart, big hugs xx.”

Presenter Fearne Cotton showed her support as she said: “So so so much love to you Zoe. You are so loved and supported.”

The star was left heartbroken after Billy took his life (Credit: FameFlynet)

Another added: “Baby steps Zoe, you’re a wonderful woman. Sending all the love and positivity❤️.”

Zoe found love with cameraman Billy after her split from ex-hubby of 18 years Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim.

After his death pals said Zoe was left completely devastated over the awful news and his death came as a complete shock.

A close friend of the presenter 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.”

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Zoe has been trying different ways to cope with her grief (Credit: FameFlynet)

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The Metropolitan police spoke about the incident at the time saying: “Police were called to a residential address in Putney, South London at 18.40 on Thursday 4th May, to reports of a man found deceased.

“Officers attended alongside staff from the London Ambulance Service, and a man believed to be aged 40 was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The former Strictly Come Dancing star stayed silent on social media a while after his death as she tried to cope with her grief.

Speaking later on in May, a few weeks after his passing, Zoe paid an emotional tribute to Billy.

Uploading a photo of Billy smiling on holiday she wrote: “Goodnight my beautiful Boy. I’ll be loving you always.”

Zoe returned to work as a host on BBC Radio 2 at the start of June after being absent from the show since his death.

Speaking on air she said: “Hello everyone, so glad to be back here at Radio 2, if a little wobbly of knee, so bear with me today, as most of you will know, I’ve been away for the past four weeks.

“It’s been a bit of a tough time having lost my dear, dear boyfriend Billy, but I’d really like to thank the ever-gorgeous ladies Kate Thornton, Suzi Perry and Melanie C for holding the fort so brilliantly whilst I was away, and everyone at the BBC and all my friends at Radio 2 for their support.”

She added: “Billy’s dear family, his brilliant friends, my family and I would like to thank you, the listeners, for all your kind thoughts and for reaching out with love, especially many of you who’ve experienced your own loss and grief in similar circumstances.

“Your messages have meant the world to us all, and so I send you love from the bottom of my heart.”

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