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Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp humiliated by dad Martin live on air

Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp called into his son Roman Kemp’s Capital Breakfast show today (Friday 19 June), humiliating him live on air, with a set of embarrassing stories from Roman’s childhood.

Martin surprised Roman by calling in to host a special charity edition of Roman’s Mega Hard Super Quiz in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise Emergency Appeal, which is raising money for those hit hardest by coronavirus in our communities.

Roman was left red-faced in front of millions of Capital listeners, with his head in his hands as his dad told the stories. Fellow Capital Breakfast hosts, Sonny Jay and Sian Welby were in fits of laughter as Martin based each question on a hilarious story from Roman’s childhood.

Martin’s first story was from when Roman was just a couple of days old and the family were in Santa Barbara. He said: “We were sitting by the swimming pool and there was this little bee that was trying to find somewhere to land and all of a sudden it was going round in circles and then just then it landed on your little dangly bit. It was only tiny, I don’t even know how the bee saw it!”

The other stories included the time Roman stood up in front of his whole primary school to brag about his dad playing Steve Owen in EastEnders and when he sulked for three days after Christmas because Martin gave him a kite as a present.

Martin also revealed that Roman used to scream in his high chair for what he called his “little trees”, which was actually broccoli and he faked stomach ache while in a fancy restaurant aged 5 as he didn’t like the entrée.

Despite the embarrassing stories, Roman managed to get four out of the five questions correct. Each question was worth £50 for Global’s Make Some Noise, with Roman paying up for those he got wrong and Martin forking out on Roman’s correct answers.

Martin ended his call by saying: “I just want to say Ro, you guys are doing an absolutely brilliant job. The cause is absolutely superb so stay with it and make some money!”

Support Global’s Make Some Noise Emergency Appeal – helping those hit hardest by coronavirus in our communities – and bid on prizes donated by the world’s biggest stars in a star-studded charity auction at 

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