Martin Kemp is writing a novel
The Spandau Ballet star has revealed he’s taken up writing as a new hobby during the COVID-19 lockdowns, and is now planning on transforming his work into a published piece of fiction
3 March 2021
Martin is still “in the middle of writing” the book, and won’t give any plot details away until his work is finished.
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He said: “During lockdown, I have been writing my first piece of fiction.
“I can’t give away anything about it as I am in the middle of writing it, but that is taking up most of my time at the moment.
“Writing is just something I love because it takes your brain somewhere completely different. It takes me away from watching the news, which is just all about COVID.”
The latest career change for Martin comes as he’s had a prolific music career, as well as trying his hand at acting in both movies and television.
But the ‘Gold’ hitmaker loves trying out new things because it “gives [him] a break” from his other ventures.
He added: “It’s nice to come back to anything because it gives you a break from what you have been doing before.
“All my friends who are my age are in that mid-life crisis where they would give anything to change their job and just get out of the rut.
"I am really lucky because I get to do different things and I feel like I am changing jobs all the time.”
And Martin isn’t finished trying out different careers either, as his role in ITV crime drama ‘McDonald & Dodds’ has left him with a desire to train as a police officer.
He told the Daily Star Sunday’s Hot TV column: “We all love a little bit of crime-solving. I would love to be a detective, without a doubt. They must have so much fun.
“I mean, don’t get me wrong, it must be a tough job. But in my fantasies, it would have been fun.
“In a parallel life that’s maybe what I would have done, although my Plan B was always to be a footballer.”