I'm A Celebrity: Roman Kemp reveals his godfather George Michael gatecrashed his mum's first date with dad Martin Kemp as he discusses his famous family

I'm A Celebrity's Roman Kemp revealed some secrets about his 'uncle' George Michael and famous family as he chatted to his camp mates during Monday night's show.  

As he discussed the late singer, the Capital radio DJ, 26, admitted that George had gatecrashed his mum's first date with his dad Martin Kemp. 

Spandau Ballet and EastEnders star Martin is married to Wham! singer, Shirlie Holliman, with her former bandmate, George, being Roman’s godfather. 

Chat: Roman Kemp revealed some secrets about his 'uncle' George Michael and famous family as he chatted to his camp mates

Chat: I'm A Celebrity's Roman Kemp revealed some secrets about his 'uncle' George Michael and famous family as he chatted to his camp mates during Monday night's show

Conversation turned to Roman's famous relatives when Kate Garraway admitted she used to have a picture of Martin on her wall.

Gushing over the Gold hitmaker, the Good Morning Britain host said: 'I really love your dad. I don't know if I've ever told him. He was my absolute favourite.'

While Roman said of him: 'My dad is my best mate. 100%. I speak to him every day.'

He then went on to speak of his parents marriage, where he soon mentioned George's former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgley.

So close: As he discussed the late singer, the Capital radio DJ, 26, revealed that George had gatecrashed his mum's first date with his dad Martin Kemp

So close: As he discussed the late singer, the Capital radio DJ, 26, revealed that George had gatecrashed his mum's first date with his dad Martin Kemp

Famous relatives: Spandau Ballet and EastEnders star Martin is married to Wham! singer, Shirlie Holliman, with her former bandmate, George, being Roman’s godfather

Famous relatives: Spandau Ballet and EastEnders star Martin is married to Wham! singer, Shirlie Holliman, with her former bandmate, George, being Roman’s godfather

After stating that his parents got together when they were 22, Roman explained: 'My mum's first boyfriend was Andrew Ridgely. To my knowledge, my mum's only ever kissed two people in her life.'

'That’s a pretty good dating history isn't it?' replied an impressed Kate.

The radio star then spoke of his Godfather, whom he affectionately calls 'uncle', adding: 'My mother always said that she said to George Michael at a party that she was going to marry him. (Roman's father).

'They were at some party and she didn't want to speak to him (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.'

Past: Roman explained: 'My mum's first boyfriend was Andrew Ridgely. To my knowledge, my mum's only ever kissed two people in her life'

Past: Roman explained: 'My mum's first boyfriend was Andrew Ridgely. To my knowledge, my mum's only ever kissed two people in her life'

Wow: The radio star then spoke of his Godfather, adding: 'My mother always said that she said to George Michael at a party that she was going to marry him (Roman's father)' [Shirlie and George pictured in 1993, second right and far right]

Wow: The radio star then spoke of his Godfather, adding: 'My mother always said that she said to George Michael at a party that she was going to marry him (Roman's father)' [Shirlie and George pictured in 1993, second right and far right]

He then revealed the Last Christmas singer gatecrashed their first date, adding: 'But their first date, George went with them. My mum didn't want to go on her own. They went to see Sade at the Camden Palace. My dad spent the whole date trying to get rid of him.'

As he discussed his family's history, Roman went on to gush about George, whom he called 'amazing' and shared fond memories of the star. 

'He was an amazing guy. He was my uncle. You'd see him at dinners, Christmas, the lot. It is really nice that all the memories I have are so nice, going on holidays, and having my parents compete with Christmas presents.

Gatecrashed: George went with them. My mum didn't want to go on her own. They went to see Sade at the Camden Palace. My dad spent the whole date trying to get rid of him'

Gatecrashed: George went with them. My mum didn't want to go on her own. They went to see Sade at the Camden Palace. My dad spent the whole date trying to get rid of him'

'One year, I must have been 4 or 5 and my dad bought me a bike, a Raleigh bike. I remember George came round to the house and brought in my present and he'd gone to Harrods and bought one of those electric cars but not just that, it was a batmobile. I've still got it.

'Memories like that, they're so nice to have but it's strange because for me it was just my mum's best mate.'

As his campmates hung on his every word, Roman went on to joke about his father, quipping that he couldn't sing or couldn't play an instrument when he first started in Spandau Ballet.

Legend: 'He was an amazing guy. He was my uncle. You'd see him at dinners, Christmas, the lot'

Legend: 'He was an amazing guy. He was my uncle. You'd see him at dinners, Christmas, the lot'

'He still can't. He still hasn't realised his mic wasn't on for Live Aid,' he joked.

He continued: 'When they went back on tour, post brain tumour and stuff like that, he forgot everything. So he forgot how to play and he forgot all the songs.

'He knew how to play but he didn't know any of the songs. So I had to learn them and then teach him. I learnt all the Spandau songs and then retaught them to him.

'That thing. All it did was make us like this (close). Like super close. How can my dad not be my hero through all of that. We're a proper unit.'

Hero: That thing. All it did was make us like this (close). Like super close. How can my dad not be my hero through all of that. We're a proper unit'

Hero: That thing. All it did was make us like this (close). Like super close. How can my dad not be my hero through all of that. We're a proper unit'

 

I'm A Celebrity: Roman Kemp reveals George Michael gatecrashed his mum's date with Martin Kemp

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