At first glance, the future is looking rosy again for 80s pop heart-throb and former EastEnders star Martin Kemp.
After years of ill health and a lull in his once glittering career, his reformed band Spandau Ballet is being featured in a major new documentary and is off on a world tour next year.
But all is not as it seems. For Martin’s long battle against the brain tumours that threatened to kill him have left him with epilepsy, dependent on medication and so dyslexic he can’t even read a script. He said: “It’s tough, but I can tell others, ‘Look at me, you too can come through something like this’.”