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Roman Kemp forced to pull out of Soccer Aid after testing positive for coronavirus

Roman Kemp has revealed he is no longer able to take part in Soccer Aid after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Capital FM breakfast show host, 28, was due to take part in the fundraiser on Saturday but tested positive on Friday.

He told followers on Instagram and Twitter: ‘I’m absolutely gutted. I’ve had a positive test come through so I won’t be playing at @SoccerAid tomorrow night.

‘I’ll be cheering from a sofa and hope that everyone donates as much as they can for the cause. Come on Soccer Aid World XI FC!’

He thanked fellow presenters for stepping in for him on Friday morning’s show, adding: ‘Gonna try and get back on air from Monday live from my bed.’

Roman also encouraged his followers to get vaccinated if they have not already, saying: ‘AND am just extremely grateful that I have had BOTH vaccine jabs before catching this.

Roman Kemp tested positive for coronavirus just before the event (Picture: Instagram)


‘If you’re still wondering if you should get it please please do.’

While Roman won’t be taking part, Soccer Aid will be taking place on Saturday with coverage beginning at 6.30pm on ITV.

Money raised on the night will go to the charity Unicef, with fellow player Mark Wright telling us: ‘What Unicef are doing is literally saving lives.

Roman had been due to play for the World team (Picture: Soccer Aid)

‘This year, the fact they are going to be supplying vaccines for over 2 billion people with the money raised, hopefully, is so important for kids that need the adults and staff around them to keep surviving day by day, and to get through.

‘If those adults haven’t got their vaccines, and the people that care for these kids haven’t got their vaccines, they can’t continue to do their work. And then what happens to the kids?

‘So we need to get the vaccines to these people ASAP, and Soccer Aid is going to be a massive help towards that.’

Soccer Aid takes place on Saturday, with coverage starting at 6.30pm on ITV.

Credit: Original article published here.

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