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Grieving Zoe Ball pictured for the first time since tragic death of boyfriend Billy Yates days after breaking social media silence to reach out to supportive friends and fans

Zoe Ball was pictured for the first time since her boyfriend Billy Yates died [FameFlynet]

Since the news broke, presenter Zoe has stayed hidden from the public eye, however was pictured for the first time as she grabbed a coffee at her local supermarket, following the death of her boyfriend.

The 46 year old went casual for her day out, and looking comfortable in a pair of black skinny jeans with a black printed hoodie.

She had her blonde hair loose and tousled as she made her way back to her car, with a coffee in hand.

Zoe Ball has kept quiet since the death of her boyfriend Billy Yates [Getty]

Zoe kept low-key, and had her head down as she made her way back to her black car after her shopping trip.

It was recently reported that the former Live and Kicking host had pulled out of shooting a recent episode of her upcoming show, The Big Family Cooking Showdown, which Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain.

The ladies had been filming episodes over the past few weeks, alongside chefs Rosemary Shrager and Goirgio Locatelli.

Zoe Ball skipped filming with Nadiya Hussain for The Big Family Cooking Showdown [BBC]

However, Zoe understandably skipped out of shooting a new episode of the series, which is set to be the replacement for The Great British Bake Off.

A source told The Sun: “Everyone understands Zoe’s predicament and there’s real sympathy for her.”

The Strictly It Takes Two host has also not returned to her Radio 2 Saturday show, and has had fellow presenter Kate Thornton fill in for her.

Zoe Ball recently reached out to fans to thank them for the support [Meryl Hoffman/Twitter]

A spokeswoman said: “Zoe will not be working this weekend understandably due to recent events. The BBC, BBC Radio2 and Voltage Productions are aware and have been extremely supportive.”

The mum of two reached out to fans a few days ago, and retweeted a message from her management, which read: “On behalf of Zoe Ball, we would like to thank everyone for the kind messages and support during a very difficult time.”

She also retweeted posts dedicated to Mental Health Awareness Week, which took place over the last week.

Source: http://www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/1073941/grieving-zoe-ball-new-picture-first-time-tragic-death-boyfriend-billy-yates-dead

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