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Roman Kemp’s mum Shirlie ‘embarrassed’ by son’s frog fear

Roman Kemp’s mum Shirlie ‘embarrassed’ by son’s frog fear

Roman Kemp’s mum Shirlie says his frog phobia is "embarrassing". The 26-year-old radio star is in Australia for the new series of ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ and he was left shouting for help when he had to face his amphibian fear during the ITV reality show’s launch episode on Sunday (17.11.19). The former Wham! singer told ‘Capital B... »

Martin Kemp disappointed when George Michael came on date

Martin Kemp disappointed when George Michael came on date

Martin Kemp’s "heart sank" when he realised Shirlie Holliman had brought George Michael along on their first date. The Spandau Ballet star had arranged to meet the Wham! backing singer at London’s Camden Palace and was unimpressed to arrive and realise she’d brought her pal as a chaperone – and the late ‘Careless Whisper’ hitmaker didn’t enjoy th... »

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton to debut on Celebrity Gogglebox

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton to debut on Celebrity Gogglebox

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton are set to make their ‘Gogglebox’ debuts on Friday (25.10.19). The men behind the sketch show ‘The League of Gentlemen’ and comedy-drama ‘Inside No.9′ will join a star-studded cast – including Nick Grimshaw, Martin Kemp and his son Roman, and Denise van Outen – on the programme to help raise money for Stand Up To ... »

Trolls almost made Jesy Nelson quit Little Mix

Trolls almost made Jesy Nelson quit Little Mix

Jesy Nelson considered quitting Little Mix because she was so "depressed" over the abuse she was getting from online trolls. The 28-year-old pop star recently admitted she attempted to take her own life after being subjected to relentless insults on social media about her appearance, an experience she has shared in the BBC documentary ‘Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out’. Now, Jesy has... »

Tony Hadley says Spandau Ballet will never work without him

Tony Hadley says Spandau Ballet will never work without him

Tony Hadley says it’s "impossible" for Spandau Ballet to be the same again without him because there is "only one" him. The 59-year-old former frontman walked out on his bandmates – Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Steve Norman and John Keeble – two years ago because they weren’t keen on him doing solo work in between their group projects. And now Tony has admitt... »

Martin and Shirlie Kemp announce swing collaboration

Martin and Shirlie Kemp announce swing collaboration

Martin and Shirlie Kemp have announced their first ever collaborative album. The loved up couple – who enjoyed success in their own rights with Spandau Ballet and Pepsi and Shirlie respectively and have been married since 1988 – will team up for the first time on new album ‘In The Swing Of It’ as they channel their love for music. Martin said: "It’s brought us ev... »

Roman Kemp wants Bake Off run to redeem family name

Roman Kemp wants Bake Off run to redeem family name

Roman Kemp wants to go on ‘The Great British Bake Off’ to redeem the family name. The radio broadcaster’s famous father Martin Kemp appeared on last year’s celebrity series of the Channel 4 show for Stand Up To Cancer, but he didn’t impress the judges and his son wants the chance to make things right. Asked which reality show he wants to appear on, he told the Metro n... »

Martin Kemp told Roman to read his book to learn about drugs

Martin Kemp told Roman to read his book to learn about drugs

Martin Kemp says when his DJ son Roman asked him about drugs, he advised him to read his book. The 57-year-old Spandau Ballet bassist has been very open about his past drug use and has always been a relaxed parent to Roman, 26, and his sister Harley, 29, so when the Capital Breakfast host became curious about trying drugs he told him to "read chapter seven off my autobiography" so he wou... »

Martin Kemp proud of open-minded son Roman

Martin Kemp proud of open-minded son Roman

Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp is proud that he "handed down" his open-minded attitudes to his son Roman Kemp and daughter Harley. The 57-year-old bassist and his bandmates – brother Gary Kemp, Steve Norman, John Keeble and Tony Hadley – were at the forefront of the New Romantic music scene in the 1980s, a pop culture movement that was synonymous with androgynous fashion and... »

Martin Kemp says Spandau Ballet is over until Tony Hadley returns

Martin Kemp says Spandau Ballet is over until Tony Hadley returns

Martin Kemp says Spandau Ballet is over until former lead singer Tony Hadley returns to the group. The New Romantic band were left without a frontman when Tony made the decision in 2017 to quit the group and after playing some shows with new singer, West End performer Ross William Wild, last summer the remaining members came to the decision that it didn’t work without all five original membe... »

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