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Martin Kemp thanks James Haskell for looking out for son Roman

Roman was very emotional when James left

Martin Kemp has thanked James Haskell for looking out for son Roman on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The Spandau Ballet musician thanked the former rugby star - who was voted off the ITV reality show on Tuesday (03.12.19) - for supporting his DJ son when he was upset in the jungle.

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During an interview on Capital Breakfast, Martin told James: "There was one moment that I really have to thank you for as a father - when I saw Roman curled up on your lap and you gave him a hug and my heart just went out and I just thought 'James thank you so much for doing that.' "

He admitted he wished he could have been in the camp himself to be there for his boy, and he was glad Roman had someone to support him.

He added: "It was something that I wanted to do, because you see them and, you know, he's my kid and I thought someone's got to give him some love. When James did it I thought 'thank you so much for that.' "

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Me and the fam OK mag this week!! Good luck tonight @romankemp

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Martin, 58, also took the opportunity to ask the retired sportsman about his son's well-being while he's still out in the jungle.

James answered: "Look, he is holding up. I think, you know, he obviously talks so highly about how amazing you are as a dad and your lovely wife and lovely family.

"I think, you know, he has these brilliant days where he sits down in the camp and he goes 'right, I've got a question for you, if you won the lottery what would happen?'"

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Get practising those bear-hugs, @jameshask. 💕

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Roman was emotional after his friend was evicted from the show this week, and James admitted that he was in "awe" of the 26-year-old presenter.

He said: "Roman for me, you know, what a talented kid. I think, at 26 years old, to be the youngest presenter on Capital ever to have a number one show, to be able to be emotional like he is, to be as intelligent, to be as interesting, to be as articulate - I was in awe of lots of people in the camp but especially him."

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