Roman Kemp's mother saved his life amid a mental health crisis.

Martin Kemp, Shirlie Holliman and Roman Kemp

Martin Kemp, Shirlie Holliman and Roman Kemp

The 28-year-old TV star reached the "lowest point" in his life 18 months ago, and he turned to his mum Shirlie Kemp for help during his crisis.

Roman - whose dad is Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp - shared: "I couldn’t tell you what happened that day, I got myself into such a state that I felt like I just wanted that state to stop. That mental ‘banging at the door’ to stop.

"I was alone, sitting on the floor of my house. And somehow I knew I had to call my mum. And, I tell her, if I hadn’t had her there..."

Shirlie - who began her music career as a backing singer for George Michael's group Wham! before becoming one half of Pepsi and Shirlie - helped to guide her son through his ordeal, and he is so grateful for her support.

He said: "It clicked with my mum on the phone as to what I was talking about.

"She knew she had to stay on the phone and get in the car and drive into London to be with me. That for sure, is the lowest in my life I’ve ever been."

Roman considers himself to be very fortunate to have such a strong support network around him.

However, Roman admitted that having a great upbringing didn't spare him from mental health issues.

Speaking to The Times newspaper, he said: "I have the best parents any kid could ever imagine. I had the best upbringing anyone could ever imagine.

"I have a safe place that I can call home. I have great friends. But at the age of 15 I suffered majorly with depression.

"Since then I've taken anti-depressants and that's just part of my life. I know how dark it can get if ever I come off of those tablets and those kinds of thoughts come into play."

Roman now feels comfortable talking about his health troubles, but during his teens, he decided to keep his depression a secret from his peers.

He said: "I don’t think I was ever taught about how to prepare, mentally, to become a man.

"You only sense this pressure to get this job so that you are going to make this amount of money so that you can feed a family of this many people, to hit these marks in your life. And it’s those marks that get set out when you’re a young man that become your downfall later on in life."