Martin and Roman Kemp are first big name signings for Stephen Mulhern’s new show Rolling In It

MARTIN Kemp and his son Roman are fast becoming one of TV’s top double acts. 

But the former EastEnders actor and Spandau Ballet bass player is going solo — as the first big-name signing for series two of Stephen Mulhern’s ITV gameshow Rolling In It.

A source said: “It’s clear Martin and Roman are a fantastic TV partnership. And while Roman does lots of panel shows solo, this is Martin’s first stint on the box without him this year.

“Martin is a massive name and getting him on board for Rolling In It is a real coup.

“They are going after big stars this year, with Alesha Dixon also on their wishlist.”

As one of the nicest guys in the business, I’m not surprised Martin is so in demand. But his resurgence in popularity is down to Roman, who, after his stint on I’m A Celebrity in 2019, is now one of the UK’s most sought-after TV stars.

The Kemps’ debut joint show Sunday Best was such a big hit last year, ITV recommissioned it across both weekend days — giving father and son even more airtime.

I see big things ahead for this pair.


Brad pitted on bed of nails

DAREDEVIL Brad Byers makes a big impression on the audience – and his back – as he lies on a bed of nails.

The 61-year-old, who also balanced people on top of him, is one of the acts on tomorrow night’s Game Of Talents, hosted by Vernon Kay.

The ITV show features two teams, each with a celebrity guest and a member of the public. 

The latest famous pair to appear are Emma Willis and Stephen Mulhern, who will have to help competitors guess what talent each performer possesses – just by looking at them and following clues.

With 73 world records under his belt, Brad loves a risky challenge and often uses the most dangerous item he can get his hands on – earning him the nickname “Human Toolbox”.

Over a career stretching 46 years, his previous feats have included swallowing a dozen 28in swords and drilling through his nostril.

I guess every man needs a hobby.

Sunnies side to Charlie

CHARLIE Brooks beams at the camera yesterday as she prepares for her EastEnders comeback.

The actress, who will return as soap superbitch Janine Butcher, was out and about near her home in Surrey.

Yesterday The Sun exclusively revealed Charlie will be back in Albert Square as murderer Janine, seven years after shooting her last scene.

The winner of 2012’s I’m A Celebrity will be a full-time cast member but it is not clear whether her character has reformed. She stills looks a little bit shady to me.

Turner Mrs the da Vinci crowds

AIDAN Turner has kept schtum about getting hitched in a secret wedding – until now.

The Sun exclusively revealed the Poldark favourite tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend, fellow actor Caitlin Fitzgerald.

Now Aidan, best known as Captain Ross Poldark in the BBC1 period drama has publicly acknowledged it for the first time.

On the official podcast to promote his role on Amazon Prime Video’s Leonardo, he said: “About a week before I went to Rome to start shooting, there was a Leonardo da Vinci retrospective on in the Louvre. Myself and my wife went to see it.

“It was early in the morning, an 8.45am show. 

“We went in and it was just myself and my wife in the Louvre with Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings, and one security guard.”

Sounds almost as sparse as their wedding day, which took place in Italy last year with just Aidan’s parents attending.

I bet the reception was wild.

OTI Mabuse refused to comment on my story that Line Of Duty actor Gregory Piper, who plays PC Ryan Pilkington, is on a wishlist for this year’s Strictly. The dancer says stories of who is going to take part are “never true”. Funny that, Oti. I revealed seven of last year’s stars before the BBC, including your partner Bill Bailey.

Andi: Out of Line on castings

ANDI Osho plays a character at the heart of the latest Line Of Duty series, even though she barely appears for more than a few seconds at a time.

But she reckons we will see even less black and Asian talent in British films and TV unless the UK starts to offer a greater variety of roles.

Andi, who plays murdered journalist Gail Vella in the BBC1 thriller says people of colour could still be stereotyped.

On the Richard Herring podcast, she said: “The industry is still figuring out where to place us and also allowing us to break out of stereotypical ways of seeing us. I guess black performers and artists get frustrated they can get in but only through this really narrow lens of perception.”

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