RICHARD Blackwood is one of the contestants on Dancing on Ice this year, but how is the Eastenders actor related to supermodel Naomi Campbell?
The stand-up comedian and presenter Richard Blackwood is surprisingly related to Naomi Campbell. He became the step-brother of Campbell when his father, Cliff, married her mother, Valerie, in the 1980s, until their divorce several years later. Blackwood was just 10 years old at the time of the marriage.
He told The Guardian: “We were closer when we were younger - then my dad and her mum split up.
“Remember, we are only together for a short space of time; our parents were together for only seven years.
“But we speak from time to time. Naomi’s good people. She was a good sister for a long time. She saw me at the clubs. We still talk.”
The stand-up comic and presenter said about his step-sister: “The thing with Naomi is that she is not grumpy but she is extremely blunt.
Blackwood added: “She laid some jabs on me from time to time but she don’t mess with me now.