STATION EXIT Emotional Roman Kemp breaks silence on quitting radio show after 6yrs as it’s revealed he’ll be replaced by Jordan North

 ROMAN Kemp has announced he is quitting Capital Radio after six years.

It comes after The Sun revealed the presenter will be replaced by a former Radio 1 DJ and I'm A Celeb star.

Roman Kemp has announced his departure from Capital Radio
Roman Kemp has announced his departure from Capital Radio

Today he paid an emotional tribute to the listeners and his team, and revealed his final breakfast show will air sometime next month.

Speaking on the radio today alongside his co-hosts Sian Welby and Chris Stark, Roman said: “I've got quite a big announcement and it is one that is really weird to say out loud.

"It's really odd, to be honest I had no idea how I start this. So I'll come out and say it.

"This is going to be my last six weeks on Capital. Which is a weird thing to say."

He continued: "What I can tell you is I’m not saying goodbye right now, I’m not leaving the show today and that’s it, but it’s not far away.

"It will come and that goodbye will come in five to six weeks.

"It’s not a decision that has come overnight either, it’s massive, I’ve not found it easy at all."

The star, whose best friend and producer Joe tragically died in August 2020, went on: "Capital is my family, you as the wonderful listeners that you’ve been, you’ve been with me at my best times and my absolute lowest.

Roman, the son of eighties pop stars Martin and Shirlie Kemp, was just 22 years old when he first joined Capital in 2014.

Reflecting on his time on the radio, he continued: "I know that it started out as me being just Martin Kemp’s son, I hope that now you can call me your friend."

He thanked his co-workers Sian and Chris, and Sonny Jay, and former co-presenter Vick Hope and said it will be "so tough" to leave but admitted he's looking forward to getting more sleep.

Roman went on: “I’ve loved every single moment of my time at Capital.

"The last 10 years have been amazing and hosting the legendary Capital Breakfast is the best job ever.

"But after almost seven years of early alarms, I’m looking forward to some lie-ins and it’s time to hand over the baton!

"It’s been a privilege and an honour to wake up millions of people every day.

"It’s the best job in radio and I’ll miss our listeners and the team at Global lots.

"Whoever the next host of Capital Breakfast is, they’re in for the most incredible ride."

On Friday, it was revealed that Jordan North was signing a big money deal to join the Capital FM Breakfast team after quitting Radio 1.

Roman with co-hosts Sian Welby and Chris Stark
Roman with co-hosts Sian Welby and Chris Stark

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