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BBC The Wall: The lives of Martin and Shirlie Kemp, from its inception by George Michael to the spiked wedding cake that left guests ‘off their face’.

Martin and Shirlie Kemp have lengthy established themselves as one of many hottest {couples} in showbiz. The previous Spandau Ballet bassist and former Wham! Backing singers have been collectively since 1988.

However it took a particular catalyst to make their love blossom all these years in the past, and that got here within the type of Wham! Lead singer, the late George Michael. Talking on an episode of ITV’s This Morning in 2017, Shirlie mentioned she met the previous EastEnders actor “a protracted, very long time in the past” and though George was interested in Martin, it took weeks for George to get her to name him.

Shirlie mentioned: “I appreciated Martin, like loads of ladies. We met him one night time and he gave me his quantity. I had that for a number of weeks. George stored asking me, ‘Are you going to name him, are you going to name him?'”

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Shirlie Holliman and Martin Kemp have been collectively since 1988
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She added: “And I used to be with him [George’s] home and he went into his sister’s bed room and picked up the telephone and dialed the quantity. He simply handed it on to me. I had by no means referred to as a boy in my life! i used to be so nervous However when Martin answered, he simply mentioned, ‘I have been ready so that you can name’.”

Recalling the event from his perspective, Martin advised The Solar: “Once I went to Camden Palace the worst occurred. She was along with her mate… however her mate was George Michael. I spent the entire night time making an attempt to do away with him.”

Little did Martin and Shirlie know on the time that they had been getting married and having two kids collectively – daughter Harley Moon, 33, and son Roman, 29.

Over three a long time since they tied the knot, the 2 are nonetheless the identical rock stars they had been once they first met, though an act of rebel they dedicated at their marriage ceremony may need gone a bit too far would.

Martin as soon as mentioned that visitors on the 1988 occasion went “loopy” after consuming their marriage ceremony cake, which contained a sure secret ingredient – hashish. The Krays actor advised The Solar: “On the high there was a person and a girl [of the cake] and it was conventional, however another person had made it… the entire thing was dope.”

He continued, “The entire thing was an area pie. Folks ran out of their faces round my home. It took hours and hours. However I will inform you one thing, it was the one cake that adults lined as much as take dwelling.”

Followers of the couple can catch them in motion on BBC One tonight at 7pm as they seem as visitors on TV sport present The Wall Versus Celebrities.

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