Renowned British Broadcast Corporation presenter Stephen Clements has died at the age of 47.

According to a statement from Q Radio the renowned  Radio Ulster host, died leaving behind wife Natasha and two children Poppy and Robbie.

After a long stint hosting Q Radio’s breakfast show, Clements from Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, joined the BBC last year.

Sharing deep feelings and expressions concerning the presenter’s death, BBC Northern Ireland director Peter Johnston said: “We are sorry to bring you the sad news of the passing of our colleague, Stephen Clements.

“Our thoughts are with Stephen’s family, friends and colleagues, at this difficult time.”

Having turned Q Radio’s breakfast show into one of the most popular programmes in the region, he landed what he described as his “dream” job at the BBC last year.

In September became the new host of Radio Ulster’s mid-morning show, after working as a presenter for BBC NI’s coverage of the Open golf championship at Royal Portrush in July.

Another condolence message was shared by Q Radio on twitter. The tweet read: “We are heartbroken today to learn that our former Q Radio Breakfast show host, colleague and friend Stephen Clements has died suddenly at the age of 47.”

Going memory lane to Stephen’s remarkable moment when he joined the BBC last September, the on-air personality said: “I’m absolutely thrilled and excited to be given this opportunity with the BBC.

“It has always been my dream to broadcast on the most respected, most creative media platform on the planet.

“I am looking forward to sharing some fun and lots of laughs with the amazing people of Northern Ireland.”

Evening Standard