Roman Kemp jokes about setting Ed Balls up with Love Island’s Paige Thorne after he about her twice

Roman Kemp teased Ed Balls about setting him up with Love Island’s Paige Thorne after the former MP asked about the reality star twice on Good Morning Britain.

Appearing on the live show on Friday morning, Capital radio host Roman, 29, was promoting new show Get Britain Singing, set to air on Christmas Eve, which he is hosting.

British TV stars including this year’s Love Island cast take to the stage to perform festive hits to a judging panel –  and Ed Balls, 55, seemed to have a particular interest in the singing skills of former Love Islander Paige Thorne, 25.

Opening up the discussion about the new show, Ed introduced Roman to speak about the Emmerdale cast’s singalong to Shakin’ Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone.

They sang their hearts out to judges Wil.I.Am, Alesha Dixon, Adam Lambert and Jason Manford.

‘It’s one of my favourite things that I’ve ever really been a part of because the TV shows we know and we love but all in a different way we’ve never seen them before.

‘In the show we’ve got the likes of Emmerdale, and the big battle is Emmerdale V Corrie. 

Funny moment: Roman Kemp teased Ed Balls about setting him up with Love Island’s Paige Thorne after the former MP asked about the reality star twice on Good Morning Britain

Reality star: Appearing on the live show on Friday morning, Capital radio host Roman, 29, was promoting new show Get Britain Singing, set to air on Christmas Eve, which he is hosting - and Love Islander Paige (pictured) is featuring in

Reality star: Appearing on the live show on Friday morning, Capital radio host Roman, 29, was promoting new show Get Britain Singing, set to air on Christmas Eve, which he is hosting – and Love Islander Paige (pictured) is featuring in

‘Personal favourite is The Chase in there, and also you’ve got Love Island. You just want to see that one.’

Ed quips: ‘Love Island, ooh. Don’t tell me, don’t tell me… is Paige in it?’

Roman says: ‘Ah well I don’t want to say who’s in it and who’s not in it but just trust me, you don’t want to miss the Love Island gang this year.

Ed adds: ‘I’m sure I read Paige was in it’, co-host Ranveer Singh asks Ed: ‘Are you a big fan of Paige?’ and he exclaims: ‘Massive fan of Paige.

Returning to screens: British TV stars including this year's Love Island cast take to the stage to perform festive hits to a judging panel

Returning to screens: British TV stars including this year’s Love Island cast take to the stage to perform festive hits to a judging panel

‘The problem was, did she make the right call with Jacques?’

Roman, shocked replies: ‘Ed Balls! I mean you are really pulling it out of the bag here in terms of Love Island, I’m very shocked.’

Ed adds: ‘In retrospect, she should’ve stuck with Jacques.’ Later on in the discussion about the episode, Ed asks Roman: ‘Can Paige from Love Island sing?’

Appearing to be in disbelief, Roman says: ‘What?! What is this with Paige? Do you want me to set you up Ed, is that the thing?’

Interested: Opening up the discussion about the new show, Ed introduced Roman to speak about the Emmerdale cast's singalong to Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone

Interested: Opening up the discussion about the new show, Ed introduced Roman to speak about the Emmerdale cast’s singalong to Shakin’ Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone

Chat: 'Personal favourite is The Chase in there, and also you've got Love Island. You just want to see that one.' Ed quips: 'Love Island, ooh. Don't tell me, don't tell me... is Paige in it?'

Chat: ‘Personal favourite is The Chase in there, and also you’ve got Love Island. You just want to see that one.’ Ed quips: ‘Love Island, ooh. Don’t tell me, don’t tell me… is Paige in it?’

Shocked: Ed adds: 'I'm sure I read Paige was in it', co-host Ranveer Singh asks Ed: 'Are you a big fan of Paige?' and he exclaims: 'Massive fan of Paige, much to Roman's amusement

Shocked: Ed adds: ‘I’m sure I read Paige was in it’, co-host Ranveer Singh asks Ed: ‘Are you a big fan of Paige?’ and he exclaims: ‘Massive fan of Paige, much to Roman’s amusement

Awkwardly, Ed, replies: ‘Errr, no.’ The trio laugh and move on to the next segment. 

Ed was referring to Paige’s love interest Jacques O’Neill, whom she had a turbulent time with while on the hit ITV2 series this summer.

Stars including Love Island’s Tasha Ghouri and beau Andrew Le Page will compete alongside Loose Women’s Denise Welch and her former Corrie co-star Michael Le Vell, in a bid to impress the studio audience with their vocal prowess.

In groups, the country’s biggest TV stars will go head-to-head in a series of spectacular sing offs. 

Conversation: Ed adds: 'In retrospect, she should've stuck with Jacques.' Later on in the discussion about the episode, Ed asks Roman: 'Can Paige from Love Island sing?'

Conversation: Ed adds: ‘In retrospect, she should’ve stuck with Jacques.’ Later on in the discussion about the episode, Ed asks Roman: ‘Can Paige from Love Island sing?’

Love Island’s team features Tasha and Andrew, who finished in fourth place earlier this year, alongside Paige Thorne, Antigoni Buxton, Danica Taylor and Luca Bish.

Meanwhile the Loose Women swapping the panel for the stage alongside Denise include Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards, Judie Love, Linda Robson and Kelle Bryan. 

Coronation Street actors hoping to prove their vocal talents include Sue Devaney (Debbie Webster), Daniel Brocklebank (Billy Mayhew), Rob Mallard (Daniel Osbourne), Jodie Prenger (Glenda Shuttleworth) and  Channique Sterling-Brown (DeeDee Bailey).

Love interest: Ed was referring to Paige's love interest Jacques O'Neill, whom she had a turbulent time with while on the hit ITV2 series this summer

Love interest: Ed was referring to Paige’s love interest Jacques O’Neill, whom she had a turbulent time with while on the hit ITV2 series this summer

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