Exclusive: Roman Kemp wants to battle Ross Kemp on new show

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here star and Capital FM presenter Roman Kemp is eager to take on another famous face who shares his surname.

Roman’s latest TV project sees him team up with former Blue Peter presenter Sarah Greene as he hosts BBC’s new quiz show The Finish Line.

However, chatting about a potential celebrity edition of the quiz, Roman confessed he’s keen to get former EastEnders actor Ross Kemp on the show.

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Speaking exclusively with Digital Spy, Roman revealed he’s "100 percent" open to making a celebrity version of The Finish Line and already has a dream line-up in mind.

"I would like to do a thing around who actually is the best Kemp," he remarked. "Because you've got quite a few rogue ones in there.

"Ross up against Gary [Kemp], up against my dad [Martin Kemp], up against my mum [Shirlie Kemp], and then maybe I'll jump in at some point."

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Laughing at his own plans, the radio star further detailed why he’s keen to see a "battle of the Kemps" on TV.

"Very Kemp-ish. Why not?" Roman enthused. "My family - we're all just living in Ross Kemp’s shadow, let's be honest."

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His new quiz show, The Finish Line, sees five contestants compete in each episode on a racetrack inspired set.

The players answer questions in a series of qualifiers and head-to-heads as they battle it out in a bid to win a cash prize.

Sharing his excitement for the new show, Roman recently revealed he believes The Finish Line can compete with some of the UK’s most popular quizzes.

"I think this show has the capability to go up against shows like The Chase, to be able to go up against Pointless and Tipping Point," he said.

The Finish Line airs weeknights on BBC One.

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