Zoe Ball’s cameraman boyfriend, who she had been together with for four months, has been found dead at his home.

The Radio 2 DJ Zoe Ball has been left distraught after the body of her 40-year-old boyfriend was found at his flat in Putney, South London, on Thursday evening.

Billy was a cameraman on the BBC show Antiques Roadshow, and the couple met through friends at the BBC. The pair had started dating earlier in 2017.

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“She is completely and utterly devastated,” a source close to Zoe said.

“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.

“As far as we know this occurred at his house in London and it was friends who raised the alarm,” the source told The Sun.

“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.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed in a statement: “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 circumstances are not being treated as suspicious, and the coroner has been informed.”