Roman Kemp

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Roman Kemp
Born (1993-01-28) 28 January 1993 (age 26)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
United States[citation needed]
OccupationTelevision and radio presenter
Years active2016–present
EmployerCapital FM
ITV
4Music
Home townLondon, England
Parent(s)Martin Kemp
Shirlie Holliman

Roman Kemp (born 28 January 1993)[citation needed] is an English radio host and presenter for national radio network Capital FM.

Early life[edit]

Kemp is the son of Martin Kemp and Shirlie Holliman. His mother was a backing vocalist for the 1980s duo Wham! and a member of Pepsi & Shirlie, whilst his father is mainly known for being in the band Spandau Ballet and was also an actor in the soap opera EastEnders.[1] He has an older sister, Harley Moon.[1] Singer George Michael was his godfather.[2][3]

Career[edit]

In November 2014 Kemp joined Capital FM to present Sunday 6–9am. He was promoted to Saturday 5–8pm and Sunday 9pm–midnight a year later where he had the chance to interview artists on his show. In February 2016 Roman 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 Sat 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.

In 2016, Kemp was The X Factor UK's digital presenter and social media correspondent.[4] He also co-hosted Nick Kicks on Nicktoons, the sister channel from Nickelodeon UK.

Since January 2017, he has co-presented 2Awesome on ITV2 with Vick Hope.[5] He also presented The Hot Desk on ITV2.

From 2 May 2017, Roman Kemp took over Capital FM London's breakfast show with Vick Hope. He narrated Bromans on ITV2 in 2017, in which his father played Emperor.[6] 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.

In November 2017, he was the backstage reporter on Children in Need Rocks the 80s. He presented the New Year's Eve Fireworks 2017 on BBC One.

On 1 March 2018, Kemp hosted the Global Awards alongside Rochelle Humes and Myleene Klass.

On 7 March 2019, Kemp again hosted the Global Awards alongside Rochelle Humes and Myleene Klass.

On 8 April 2019, Roman, Vick and Sonny[who?] 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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b True: the Autobiography of Martin Kemp. p. 194.
  2. ^ Babbage, Rachel. "Martin Kemp pays a beautiful tribute to George Michael on The Nightly Show". Digitalspy.com. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  3. ^ "George Michael's godchildren may inherit his £100m fortune | Metro News". Metro.co.uk. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  4. ^ Darvill, Josh (1 July 2016). "Roman Kemp joins The X Factor and Xtra Factor as new presenter". Tellymix. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Roman Kemp and Vick Hope to host 2Awesome on ITV2".
  6. ^ Fane Saunders, Tristram (14 September 2017). "Bromans makes Love Island look sophisticated – episode 1 recap". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  7. ^ [https://www.unicef.org.uk/press-releases/capitals-roman-kemp-signs-up-for-soccer-aid-for-unicef-2019/ CAPITAL’S ROMAN KEMP SIGNS UP FOR SOCCER AID FOR UNICEF 2019] UNICEF UK. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2019.

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