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Roman Kemp Explains Heartbreaking Reason Why He Does Gogglebox With His Dad

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Roman Kemp Explains Heartbreaking Reason Why He Does Gogglebox With His Dad

Father-son duo Roman Kemp and Martin Kemp are firm fan favourites on the celebrity version of Channel 4's Gogglebox, but the Capital FM radio DJ has recently explained the heartbreaking reason why he signed up to do the show with his dad.

The pair are well known for their playful relationship on the show, having shared many smiles and laughs together as a result of the screenings they watch on their sofa.

Roman, 29, has now revealed that his reasoning behind wanting to appear on the show with his 60-year-old father is to keep the memories of their relationship alive when he eventually passes away one day.

Roman Kemp has explained the heartbreaking reason why he signed up to do Gogglebox with his dad Martin Kemp. Credit: Channel 4.
Roman Kemp has explained the heartbreaking reason why he signed up to do Gogglebox with his dad Martin Kemp. Credit: Channel 4.
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He said at the TRIC Awards on Wednesday: “Gogglebox I do because it's with my dad.

"Literally, the reason I chose Gogglebox is that I know that when I'm older and when he's not here anymore, I can say to my kids and my grandkids 'this was the relationship I had with my dad.' So that's why I do it."

Elsewhere, the radio star was flooded with support from fans are recently revealing that he has been diagnosed with sleep apnoea.

The Capital Breakfast host made the revelation to the Mail Online, explaining that the condition causes a person’s breathing to start and stop as they sleep. 

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The pair are well known for their playful relationship on the show. Credit: Channel 4.
The pair are well known for their playful relationship on the show. Credit: Channel 4.

Kemp said that prior to his diagnosis, he believed he had narcolepsy caused by the strains of his early morning work.

Narcolepsy is a condition which causes people to suddenly fall asleep at inappropriate times, according to the NHS

He said: “My tiredness levels were debilitating, and they said to me it was because of my job and I said this is different.”

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Social media users have been quick to support Kemp, who previously opened up about his battle with depression on The Diary of a CEO podcast. 

One wrote: “I’ve not long been diagnosed with this it’s awful taking a lot of getting used to especially that awful mask I hate it. Hope ur ok xxxxx [sic]”

A second added: “Lots of people with this disorder live happy normal lives. I know several so don't despair Roman x [sic]”

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A third social media user said: “Be strong [Roman] make sure you talk to people don't keep it to yourself xxx [sic]”

“Don’t let it frighten you,” wrote a fourth. “You would be surprised just how many people have this I’ve got family and friends with it and they don’t treat life any different at all Hope this helps!” You can read more on that here.

Featured Image Credit: Channel4/@romankemp/Instagram

Topics: TV And Film, Channel 4, Celebrity

Gabriella Ferlita
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