Studio 10's Sarah Harris breaks down in tears during Jono Coleman tribute

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Studio 10 host Sarah Harris broke down in tears at the very start of Monday morning's program after the death of her co-star and friend Jonathan 'Jono' Coleman, who passed away at the age of 65 after a four-year battle with prostate cancer.

The presenter became emotional almost immediately, wiping away tears with a tissue and saying: "I thought I would get further into the show (before crying)."

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Sarah Harris was emotional while remembering her friend and colleague. Photo: Channel 10

"It is a hard day here for everyone here at Studio 10," Sarah then continued.

"We lost our beautiful mate on Friday night, Jono Coleman. He was an absolute legend of TV and radio but more than that, he was just a beautiful husband, he adored Margot. He was a beautiful dad and he was our mate.

"Goodbye Jono Coleman, our hearts are utterly broken."

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The entire episode of Studio 10 was dedicated to Jono with family and friends paying tribute to the popular TV personality. Jess Rowe, Stephen K Amos, Ian Rogerson and Denise Drysdale, were just some of the famous faces sharing their memories of the UK-born TV and radio icon.

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Monday morning's episode of Studio 10 was dedicated to Jono. Photo: Channel 10

Jono's family announced the sad news in a touching statement on Twitter on Saturday morning.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that the Coleman family confirm radio and television presenter Jonathan Coleman OAM has lost his four-year battle with prostate cancer," it read.

"He died peacefully last night with his adored Margot and children Oscar (27) and Emily (24) by his side, aged 65."

Studio 10 star Jono Coleman - pictured with his co-stars
Studio 10 star Jono Coleman - pictured with his co-stars - died after a four-year cancer battle. Photo: Channel 10

He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in July 2017 and began aggressive treatment immediately, however, Jono decided to keep his health battle private for the first 12 months, before he bravely opened up about his diagnosis on Studio 10, at the time leaving his co-hosts Sarah Harris, Angela Bishop and Joe Hildebrand in tears.

At one stage during the episode on Monday, Angela Bishop was again emotional when she spoke about how her husband Peter, who died from cancer in 2017, used to receive cancer treatment alongside Jono.

"He and Pete were having treatment together at some stages … and even then, as they sat side-by-side in those chairs having treatment, he (Jono) again just brought joy and hope and positivity, every single time. He was a ball of positive energy as all times," she said.

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