Spandau Ballet's new frontman makes TV debut

Over a year after Tony Hadley left Spandau Ballet behind for good, the iconic '80s group has given their first interview with their new lead singer Ross William Wild.

The band appeared on today's (August 22) This Morning to talk about their new, 'energetic' dynamic – and how Tony's exit could have never meant the end of them.

News of Ross joining Spandau Ballet as their new frontman was first reported earlier this year, and although he's only 28 – 'Gold' literally predates him – the singer hasn't let his age stop him from doing his own thing.

When asked if he found his new role "intimidating", Ross said: "Absolutely, they've got a legacy and it's a responsibility of mine to pay homage to that legacy, but also [to] do it my own way."

The rest of the band also opened up about their chemistry with Ross, revealing they had the power to know he was the one when he made them "feel younger".

"Not only has he got the chops and he's got his individual voice, but it's really important that we found someone that actually fits in with the band... There's some kind of chemistry there," Gary Kemp told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

So, what about Tony Hadley, then? Are things still frosty between the former lead singer and the rest of the band?

Related: Spandau Ballet say Tony Hadley isn't welcome back as they reveal how he quit the band

'To Cut a Long Story Short' (sorry), no.

"We just wish him well," Martin Kemp said. "He wanted to stop and we wanted to carry on... Me carrying on with Spandau was a no-brainer."

This Morning airs on weekdays from 10.30am on ITV.