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Fan unable to resell disabled access tickets, Martin Kemp steps in

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Martin Kemp (pictured far left) has said he will pay for a refund for a couple that are no longer able to attend his show, after they claimed they were unable to resell their disabled access tickets via AXS.

Kemp, formerly of British band Spandau Ballet, is set to perform tonight (Friday) at a ‘Back to the 80s’ Christmas party, at Dreamland Margate. 

AXS is the official ticketing partner of the venue. 

The couple were trying to seek a refund after the husband became unwell.

A user on X, formerly known as Twitter, contacted AXS and said: “You won’t allow me to resell the accessible tickets for Martin Kemp at Dreamland Margate and you are not responding to my requests for info. My husband is critically ill in ICU [intensive care unit]. If we had ‘normal’ tickets, I could have resold. 

“How is this not discrimination?”

Kemp responded to the post, and said: “I’m so sorry to hear this. I will follow you and you can DM me. I will refund your tix personally. And I will follow up… More than that I wish your husband well. And wish him a speedy recovery. And when he is well, come to another show as my guests!”