'The Kemps: All Gold' cast revealed

Thursday 16th November 2023, 10:31am

The Kemps. Image shows left to right: Gary (Gary Kemp), Martin (Martin Kemp)

Music documentary spoof The Kemps: All Gold, a follow-up to the 2020 special The Kemps: All True, is coming to BBC Two this December.

The BBC says: "They were bound to return, but is there something they could have learned?

"Spandau Ballet's Gary and Martin Kemp are back once again with award-winning documentary filmmaker Rhys Thomas OBE for The Kemps: All Gold, the highly-anticipated follow-up to the hit 2020 mockumentary The Kemps: All True.

"A star-studded cast featuring a mix of seasoned talent and fresh faces join the Kemp brothers as Rhys follows the pair over a whole year as they make a biopic, get divorced and form a super group; naturally not everything goes to plan."

The hour-long special will see Michael Kitchen return as the Kemps' long-suffering manager and Perry Benson is back as their brother Ross Kemp ("not that one").

The Kemps. Image shows left to right: Dexter Fletcher, Gary (Gary Kemp), Tamzin Outhwaite, Martin (Martin Kemp), Adil Ray

The comedy will also feature Adil Ray (Citizen Khan), Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf), composer David Arnold (James Bond), Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels), Ed Kear (Here We Go), Ellie-May Sheridan (Dodger), Lenny Rush (Am I Being Unreasonable?), Lucy Montgomery (Tracey Ullman's Show), Matt Allwright (Watchdog), Paul Reynolds (Trevor's World Of Sport), Shirlie Kemp (Pepsi & Shirlie), Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders) and Francis Rossi (Status Quo).

The Kemps. Francis Rossi

Martin Kemp says: "If you thought The Kemps: All True made you laugh... that was nothing, wait till you see this one. It's brilliant , bonkers, and so funny. It's definitely a don't miss over Christmas."

Gary Kemp adds: "It's fantastic to reunite with Rhys and be joined by our incredible cast for The Kemps: All Gold. We're taking our adventures to a whole new level of dysfunction this time, and we can't wait to share the laughter and mayhem with our fans."

Rhys Thomas comments: "We had so much fun making The Kemps we couldn't wait to come back for more and what a brilliant cast! What sports to send themselves up in such style!"

Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy at the BBC, concludes: "A huge thanks to Gary and Martin Kemp for managing to keep a straight face throughout the filming of this show. They've delivered us a hilarious little Christmas treat, with help from Rhys Thomas' unique comedy brain."

Exact broadcast details for The Kemps: All Gold will be confirmed once the Christmas schedules have been finalised.

'The Kemps: All True' is on BBC iPlayer

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