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Martin Kemp is reportedly set to follow in get footsteps of his son Roman Kemp as he has been tipped to appear on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The 58 year old TV star is said to have been offered a “megabucks deal” to become a campmate on this year’s show, which will reportedly take place in a haunted castle in the UK.
A source said: “Martin would be a key signing for I’m A Celeb this year but there’s a massive price attached to his name.
“ITV approached his management company and they’re talking figures.
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“Roman was a hit with viewers during the last series so getting Martin would be a coup,” they continued to The Sun Online.
The insider added: “Martin had been approached earlier in the year but couldn’t have made it work because of prior commitments.
“But after coronavirus cleared his schedule the only thing standing between him and the show is whether ITV can afford his fee.”
If Martin, who played bad boy Steve Owen on EastEnders, were to appear on the popular ITV show he would be following in the footsteps of his son Roman, 27, who appeared on the 2019 series.
Former Spandau Ballet member Martin “p**sed himself laughing” when he found out his son was going to appear on I’m A Celeb.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with OK! magazine before he flew to Australia, Roman revealed: “My family p***ed themselves laughing [when they found out I was doing the show]. My dad has always taught me to do things that I find fun and enjoyable.
“I feel a big responsibility though, because I’m going on a show representing the Kemp family name and I have a responsibility to do it justice.”
However, Martin’s rumoured I’m A Celebrity experience will be vastly different to his son’s as this year’s series will take place in the UK for the first time ever.
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Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Director of Television said: “We announced last week that we were doing all we could to make the series and I’m thrilled that we can bring the show to viewers albeit not in the jungle. We have a great team both on and off screen and I know they will produce a hugely entertaining series.”
Richard Cowles, Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios said: “We pulled out all the stops to try and make the series happen in Australia. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and despite us looking at many different contingencies, it became apparent that it just wasn’t possible for us to travel and make the show there.
“However, we are all really excited about a UK version of I’m A Celebrity. While it will certainly be different producing the show from the UK, the same tone and feel will remain.
“Our celebrities will probably have to swap shorts for thermals but they can still look forward to a basic diet of rice and beans and plenty of thrills and surprises along the way.”
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