Roman's No Money Road Trip: Here's What Happened

14 October 2019, 08:52 | Updated: 14 October 2019, 08:56

Here's what happened on Roman's No Money Road Trip
Here's what happened on Roman's No Money Road Trip. Picture: Capital

Roman Kemp travelled 1,000 miles across the UK with no money and no phone, all for Global's Make Some Noise. Here's what went down on Roman's No Money Road Trip...

Roman Kemp has done it! He's completed his epic challenge - travelling over 1,000 miles from Glasgow to London, to host five shows in five days, in five different locations, all without his mobile phone or any cash.

Over his mammoth week, Roman busked in Edinburgh for Lewis Capaldi, slept on the side of a cliff thanks to Halsey, cycled 80 miles to Birmingham, took on the 'Beast from the South East' in a thumb war, and faced his ultimate fear... frogs.

Roman's No Money Road Trip is in aid of Global's Make Some Noise, Capitalโ€™s charity that funds and empowers projects across the UK, helping disadvantaged children, young people and their families.

> Donate To Global's Make Some Noise To Help Small Charities That Struggle To Get Heard!

Here's everything that happened on Roman's No Money Road Trip...

Day 1

Roman was dropped off in Glasgow, and told he had to hand over his wallet and lock away his phone for a whole week. Pray for Roman's notifications.

As he set off, Ro was accompanied out of the studio by a bagpipe playing bloke, as he made his way to Lewis Capaldi's old school.

Of course, without his phone or wallet, Roman had to rely on the kindness of strangers to get him back home, including Natalie, who was first to pick Ro up.

Niall Horan set Roman the task of nailing a spelling bee, in an attempt to win a prize to help him along his journey.

Although, it turns out that Roman cannut spel a singel wurd, and as a punishment, had to be pelted with water and flour for the remainder of his journey.

Following his failure at the school, Roman headed to Edinburgh, where Lewis Capaldi challenged him to raise ยฃ30 for Global's Make Some Noise, by busking, using only his hit songs.

Roman then took it upon himself to grab a ride from Jason, a trucker, making his way to the Angel of the North. There was just one small issue...

After eventually making it to the Angel of the North, Vick's mum, Ady, came in to save the day, like the hero she is, and drove Roman Kemp all the way to Leeds, where...

Roman Kemp joined Will and his flatmates at their uni accommodation. We even got to see... ROMAN KEMP DO THE DISHES?!

Day 2

Roman kicked off the second day of his #NoMoneyRoadTrip in Leeds, where he was quickly challenged by Little Mix's Jesy Nelson to join the Leeds Rhinos.

It was here that Ro was put through his paces and told to beat a series of training drills in order to win himself a massage.

Roman Kemp joined the Leeds Rhinos
Roman Kemp joined the Leeds Rhinos. Picture: Capital

After washing up, Roman was picked up by Tony and the rest of his biker gang, as Ro got his Wallace & Gromit on, and joined him in his sidecar all the way to Manchester.

Mother, Alex, vowed to take Roman to Liverpool, with her daughter, as he had to complete another challenge, set by Halsey.

By the time Roman made it to the Liver Building, he was asked to scale it to the top, and put his hand in a mystery box, in a surreal game of I Spy. (Little did Roman Kemp know that his biggest fear - a frog - was waiting in there.)

Roman ended the evening by sleeping literally on a cliff face, suspended above the sea in Wrexham.

Day 3

Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, oddly, started without Roman Kemp, as he was late to the show. Having spent the night on the side of a cliff, it was up to Ro to source a lift to the studio.

That's where listener Huw came in; Huw picked up Roman and quickly dashed him to the studios in Wrexham within the hour, cementing him as one of the greatest heroes in modern time.

It wasn't just Huw who helped out - three-year-old Viv offered her bike to Roman in an attempt to make it to Birmingham.

Luckily for him, Halfords offered to hook him up with actual cycling gear, as he embarked on a six-hour cycle.

As the day eventually turned to night, Roman made it to another listeners' house; Rebecca and Matt housed Roman and gave him a well-deserved dinner, following his epic ordeal.

Day 4

There's no rest for the wicked, as a very sore and aching Roman Kemp was woken up by The Vamps in Birmingham.

But that wasn't it - Roman received an emotional message from his mother and father. I'm not crying - you are!

After that, it was over to the library in town as Roman had to shout Liam Payne's name as loudly as possible without getting caught. In return, Liam sorted out Ro with a train ticket down to Southampton...

Unfortunately for Roman, 'The Beast from the South East' was waiting on his arrival and challenged him to an epic thumb war on the dockside - the likes of which has never been seen before.

A very wet speedboat ride over to Brighton and a lift in a lorry towards London took Roman to his old school, where he spent the night camped outside hearing tales from his former teacher - Mr Woodford.

Day 5

The finishing line was in sight! Mr Woodford was kind enough to drive Roman into London where he was set his final challenge... trying to find Will Manning! Would he be able to make it to the show in time?!

After working out Will was at Buckingham Palace, the two of them raced over to Leicester Square and Roman was greeted by Vick Hope and Sonny Jay to celebrate the end of his epic road trip!

There was a surprise in store for Roman as his dad Martin brought in his dog Luna and the key to unlock his phone at last!

Finally, Tom Walker concluded Roman's No Money Road Trip with his incredible, original song about the week's adventures. 1,000 miles, no money, no phone... nailed it.

Roman's No Money Road Trip is in aid of Global's Make Some Noise, Capitalโ€™s charity that funds and empowers projects across the UK, helping disadvantaged children, young people and their families.

> Donate To Global's Make Some Noise To Help Small Charities That Struggle To Get Heard!