Roman Kemp: I’m A Celebrity 2019 star discusses George Michael’s place in family | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Roman Kemp: I’m A Celebrity 2019 star discusses George Michael’s place in family | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV


Roman Kemp is winning hearts across the nation as he appears on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!. The DJ is best known for his breakfast radio slot on Capital FM, but he also has some famous relatives too. 

His father, Martin Kemp, married Wham! singer, Shirlie Holliman, and her former bandmate, George Michael, was Roman’s godfather. 

Roman opened up on his family relationships, explaining how close he is to his dad, before discussing another surprising link to Wham! that many won’t be aware of.

Speaking with his fellow co-stars in the Main Camp, Kate Garraway explained how she used to have Spandau Ballet posters on her wall. 

She gushed: “I really love your dad. I don’t know if I’ve ever told him – he was my absolute favourite.”

Roman added: “My mother always said that she said to George Michael at a party that she was going to marry [Martin].

“They were at some party and she didn’t want to speak to [Martin] and one of George’s friends brought him over and they started talking and my dad gave my mum his phone number and my mum went back to George’s house and George forced my mum to call him.

“But their first date, George went with them. My mum didn’t want to go on her won. 

“They went to see Sade at the Camden Palace. 

“My dad spent the whole date trying to get rid of him.” 

Roman went on to talk about what an “amazing” man George was, who died in 2016.

The DJ explained: “You’d see him at dinners, Christmas, the lot.  

“It is really nice that all the memories I gave are so nice, going on holidays, and having my parents compete with Christmas presents.”



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