JUNGLE star Roman Kemp has opened up about having the late George Michael as his godfather.

The Capital FM breakfast DJ, son of Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp and Wham! singer Shirlie Holliman, has rarely spoken publicly about George, who was found dead at home, aged 53, three years ago on Christmas Day.

 Roman Kemp has opened up about what it was like having the late George Michael as a godfather

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Roman Kemp has opened up about what it was like having the late George Michael as a godfatherCredit: ITV
 Roman says George, nicknamed 'Yog', left behind a great legacy and the memories he has of him are 'amazing'

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Roman says George, nicknamed ‘Yog’, left behind a great legacy and the memories he has of him are ‘amazing’Credit: Getty

But Roman will discuss the ex-Wham! and solo pop legend George – who he calls “Yog” in a nod to George’s Greek name – if asked by campmates.

Ahead of the opening show tonight, he told The Sun: “The memories I have of Yog are amazing. He was a dear part of my family, so if someone asks, it’s never a negative.

“It’s how much love I have for this guy and how much he had for everyone around him.

“I’ve never held any bad memories of Yog. I was very fortunate, with an amazing childhood. I’m super-pleased to have known him as closely as I did.”

 The I'm A Celeb star rarely discusses his godfather but says he will happily chat about him if his campmates ask

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The I’m A Celeb star rarely discusses his godfather but says he will happily chat about him if his campmates askCredit: Getty

Roman’s mum Shirlie was one of George’s closest pals and even inherited part of his £98million fortune.

Roman finds it “surreal” to have such a famous godparent but added: “My parents are the same. They made their achievements.

“That’s just their best friend. It’s like an uncle . . . then you go, ‘Oh yeah, he’s famous’. When you grow up with something, it’s the norm.”

 Roman is the son of Spandau Ballet singer Martin Kemp and Wham! star Shirlie Holliman who were close friends with the late singer

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Roman is the son of Spandau Ballet singer Martin Kemp and Wham! star Shirlie Holliman who were close friends with the late singerCredit: Getty
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