Goggleboxs Roman Kemp mugged at knife-point in terrifying street attack

Roman Kemp was mugged at knife-point in a terrifying attack.

The Celebrity Gogglebox and I'm A Celebrity favourite told how a gang demanded his phone and money when he was a teen.

Roman, 29, said he didn’t tell his parents – pop stars Martin and Shirlie Kemp – because he had ignored their advice to hand over his mobile rather than risk being stabbed.

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He said: “When I was 14 we were followed by these older lads one time.

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“I had my phone in the inside pocket and I knew I was being followed.

“I had this sharp thing pointed in my back, and I heard a gruff voice behind me telling me to hand over my wallet and phone.

“He took my wallet, there was probably only a fiver in there. I didn’t tell him I had my phone. I kept it hidden, which was totally dumb.

“Mum and Dad always lectured me that if ever I got mugged or asked to hand over my phone, I should immediately do that. It’s not worth being stabbed over.

“I got home and didn’t admit what had happened. I think I found that thrill of being in danger exciting.”

Roman said in his new book Are You Really OK? that his Spandau Ballet star dad Martin told him off after he was involved in a fight.

He said: “In my early 20s I was in a bit of a bar brawl. I’d been singled out because of who I was, or who Dad was. While not a fighter by nature, I did fight back.

“Dad unleashed hell on me when he heard. He warned me those situations I just had to walk away from. He was absolutely right though and I’ve listened to him.”


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