Roman Kemp

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Roman Kemp
Roman Kemp

(1993-01-28) 28 January 1993 (age 27)
EducationBerkhamsted School
  • Radio presenter
  • television personality
Years active2014–present
EmployerCapital FM
Parent(s)Martin Kemp
Shirlie Holliman
RelativesGary Kemp (uncle)

Roman Kemp (born 28 January 1993)[1] is an English radio host and television personality. Since 2014, he has presented the national radio network Capital FM and their own breakfast show since 2017. In 2019, Kemp finished in third place in the nineteenth series of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.

Early life[edit]

Kemp is the son of actor and musician Martin Kemp and singer Shirlie Holliman.[2][3] He has an older sister, Harley Moon (b. 1989). [3] The late singer George Michael was his godfather.[4][5] Kemp was educated at Berkhamsted School[6][7] and was classmates with internet personality KSI.[8]


In November 2014, Kemp joined Capital FM to present Sunday 6–9am. He was promoted to Saturday 5–8pm and Sunday 9pm–12am a year later, where he had the chance to interview artists on his show. In February 2016, Kemp became the new face of The Capital Evening Show, weeknights 7–10pm in addition to his Sunday show. In 2017, Kemp began hosting Capital Breakfast from 6am–10am with Vick Hope across London and Saturday 6am–9am across the Network. As a result, he left the evening show. In 2018, Sonny Jay joined Capital Breakfast full-time as a co-presenter.[citation needed] In 2016, Kemp was The X Factor UK's digital presenter and social media correspondent.[9] He also co-hosted Nick Kicks on Nicktoons. Since January 2017, he has co-presented 2Awesome on ITV2 with Vick Hope.[10] He also presented The Hot Desk on ITV2. From 2 May 2017, Kemp took over Capital FM London's breakfast show with Hope. He narrated Bromans on ITV2 in 2017, in which his father played Emperor.[11] He appeared in an episode of Len Goodman's Partners in Rhyme. He took part in a celebrity edition of First Dates for Stand Up to Cancer in November 2017.[12]

In November 2017, Kemp was the backstage reporter on Children in Need Rocks the 80s. On 1 March 2018, Kemp hosted the Global Awards alongside Rochelle Humes and Myleene Klass, and returned to present the 2019 Global Awards. On 8 April 2019, Kemp, Hope and Jay became the hosts of the new Capital National Breakfast. In May 2019, it was announced that he would play in the 2019 edition of Soccer Aid, representing the Rest of the World due to his birth in Los Angeles allowing him to be classed as American.[13] Since June 2019, Kemp has appeared in the Channel 4 reality series Celebrity Gogglebox alongside his father.[14] In 2019, Kemp was a contestant on the nineteenth series of the ITV reality series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and finished in third place.[15][16] Kemp has also presented London's New Year celebration show twice in 2017 and 2019 alongside performers Nile Rodgers, Chic and Craig David respectively.[17] In 2020, Kemp co-hosted a Sunday morning programme with his father, titled Martin & Roman's Sunday Best! on ITV from 14 June 2020.[18] On 19 November 2020, Kemp featured as a guest panellist on the ITV Daytime show Loose Women and was part of the first all male panel in the show's 21 year history.[19]


  1. ^ a b "10 facts you need to know about our digital presenter Roman Kemp". ITV. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ Adejobi, Alicia. "Martin & Shirlie Kemp believe their love would have survived Tinder age". Metro. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b True: the Autobiography of Martin Kemp. p. 194.
  4. ^ Babbage, Rachel. "Martin Kemp pays a beautiful tribute to George Michael on The Nightly Show". Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  5. ^ "George Michael's godchildren may inherit his £100m fortune". 27 December 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  6. ^ "OB News 2011- The Old Berkhamstedianians". Berkhamsted School. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Berkhamsted Revisits: Roman Kemp". Berkhamsted Revisited podcast. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  8. ^ Roman Kemp, Tobi Brown (29 October 2020). World's MOST SPICY Gummy Bears - TBJZL vs Roman Kemp (Television production). Sky TV.
  9. ^ Darvill, Josh (1 July 2016). "Roman Kemp joins The X Factor and Xtra Factor as new presenter". Tellymix. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Roman Kemp and Vick Hope to host 2Awesome on ITV2".
  11. ^ Fane Saunders, Tristram (14 September 2017). "Bromans makes Love Island look sophisticated – episode 1 recap". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  12. ^ Ryan, Keeley. "This could be the most awkward moment on First Dates yet". Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  13. ^ [ CAPITAL’S ROMAN KEMP SIGNS UP FOR SOCCER AID FOR UNICEF 2019] UNICEF UK. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  14. ^ Gillibr, Abigail. "Martin Kemp says 'there's nothing too awkward' Gogglebox could throw at him". Metro. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  15. ^ Harp, Justin (11 November 2019). "I'm a Celebrity cast confirmed as Caitlyn Jenner, Ian Wright and more join". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  16. ^ Evans, Mel (9 December 2019). "Roman Kemp booted from I'm A Celebrity in third place as Jacqueline Jossa and Andy Whyment battle for jungle crown". Metro. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  17. ^ Harp, Justin (17 December 2019). "I'm a Celebrity's Roman Kemp will host BBC's New Year coverage". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  18. ^ "Martin & Roman's Sunday Best! Episode 1". Press Centre. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  19. ^ Warner, Sam (19 November 2020). "Loose Women welcomes all-male panel for first time in show's history". Digital Spy. Retrieved 19 November 2020.

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