Martin Kemp is an English actor, musician, and occasional television presenter, best known as the bassist in the New Wave band Spandau Ballet, as well as for his portrayal as Steve Owen from the BBC soap opera EastEnders. He is the brother of Gary Kemp, who was also a member of Spandau Ballet and has also had an acting career. He also finished third in the summer series of Celebrity Big Brother 2012. He has had epilepsy since having two brain tumours in the 1990s.
Actor, Spandau Ballet bassist & former EastEnders star, Martin Kemp, went through a critical eight-hour operation and radiotherapy to remove two brain tumours "one on the outside of my head and one on the inside, which was growing in the middle of my brain... If they never found this one growing out, they wouldn’t have found the one in the middle until it was too late, and that was the one that would have killed me."