He’s happy to crawl around with spiders and creepy crawlies, but put Roman in a coffin with cotton wool and he’ll definitely freak out.
“Some of the fears I’ve got are odd. I’ve got a strange fear of cotton wool. I can’t even talk about it without getting scared and I definitely can’t touch it! I’m fine though with things like insects and spiders!”
A huge fan of I’m a Celebrity, Roman says he wants to throw himself into every aspect of the show – whether that’s helping with the jobs nobody wants to do like cleaning out the dunny.
“I’m not scared of the eating Trials because I grew up with Dad’s cooking! I think the eating ones I will hate but I’ll do them. The show is iconic and you want to do everything.”
What do his parents Martin and Shirlie Kemp think of their son taking part in I’m a Celebrity? “My Dad loves it,” replies Roman. “He’s ready to find the worst freeze frame possible of my face and put it out on social media! Mum will say she hates it up until the day I get in there.”
He says he hasn’t even thought about what it would feel like to be crowned ‘King of the Jungle’ but he thinks his colleagues at Capital Radio will laugh out loud when they discover he’s one of this year’s Campmates. “We’ve been on lockdown at work in the run up to this,” he adds. “But of the people who are aware of it, they can’t wait to see how much of an idiot I will be!”