The Spandau Ballet musician will play the creepy Child Catcher, alongside fellow former EastEnders star Michelle Collins, who will transform into Baroness Bomburst.

Theatre actor Lee Mead will share the lead role Caractacus Potts, made famous by DICk Van Dyke in the 1968 film, with British comedian Jason Manford.

They will join the production at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, England in February (16) and travel around the U.K. and Ireland until November, 2016.

Kemp will leave the show in April (16), when Manford hands the lead role over to Mead.

The musician has been juggling music with acting for many years, notably starring in gangster drama The Krays with his brother Gary, and in British soap opera EastEnders from 1998 until 2002.