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Martin Kemp : Behind-the-scenes look at long career is pure gold

Martin Kemp
Martin Kemp

​Fans of pop star and actor Martin Kemp can find out more about the star from the man himself when he visits Newark Palace Theatre later this month.

The performer bring his Night With... show to the venue on Saturday, April 21, when he will be looking back on his career.

And there is plenty to reflect on.

Martin appeared on various television programmes from the age of ten, including Jackanory and The Tomorrow People.

But he really hit the big time in 1979 when he formed the band Spandau Ballet with his brother, Gary.

They enjoyed a string of hits, such as To Cut A Long Story Short, Through The Barricades, True, and Gold.

He then turned his attention to acting and starred with Gary in the film The Krays and landed the role of villain Steve Owen in the television soap opera Eastenders. He was on the show from 1998 to 2002.

Martin finished third on Celebrity Big Brother in 2012 and last year was a judge on the television talent show, Let It Shine.

On stage, he was The Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang alongside Jason Manford and Michelle Collins.

His personal life has also been dramatic. In The 1990s he successfully recovered from two brain tumours.

Martin said his Night With... was a very personal show that came from a desire to get closer to his fans and spend an evening talking with them about his life and career.

For the first part, he will be interviewed on stage before taking questions from the audience.

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