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Martin Kemp recalls Roman screaming at David Beckham and calling him a 'w*****r' as a kid
Manchester United legend.Spandau Ballet star Martin, now 61, relived the experience in a chat with Kate Thornton for her podcast series White Wine Question Time."I remember once we were in the stands and David Beckham was taking a lot of stick at the time," he wryly recalled."I was looking at Roman and he's standing on his seat going: 'Beckham, you w****r! You w****r!'"I'm thinking 'Where did that come from? Ro, calm down!'" he cringed, adding that he had been trying desperately to remain incognito due to having a major role on BBC soap Eastenders at the time."I didn't want people around me [to recognise me, but] Roman had none of it."He was having a discussion with 20 people around him trying to right some wrongs offside and shouting at people," he chuckled.However, he added fondly: "He really came to life when he went to football, so I loved taking him there."He described "sitting on the terraces with your boy" as an important part of their father-son bond and something that he would "dream" of doing.Then he mischievously admitted: "Also, when I first used to take Roman to football, it was the only place that I would let him swear."As Kate roared with laughter, he admitted that the adrenalin of watching the stars dart around on the pitch was "the only place where [a young Roman] felt like a man".He also came alive around the dinner table - and while the rest of the family ate, Roman and his godfather George Michael would have animated discussions that went on long after everyone else had left.Exclaiming with admiration that his son had only been 12 years old at the time, he admitted: "Everyone would walk away [after the meal] apart from George and Roman."[They] would be having the biggest debate [and] George would
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 547,627 as of 2018 (making it the fifth most populous English district). It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous urban area, with a population of 2.5 million and third most populous metropolitan area, with a population of 3.3 million. It is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east, and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. Over 7 million people live within a 1 hour drive of central Manchester. The local authority for the city is Manchester City Council.
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