‘How much?’ Ross Kemp reveals he would consider returning to EastEnders if the price was right
He rose to prominence as Grant Mitchell on EastEnders back in 1990.
And, during an appearance on Monday’s instalment of Loose Women, Ross Kemp, 57, revealed that he would consider returning to the BBC soap, if the price was right.
The actor almost completed a decade-long spell on EastEnders, exiting in 1999 before appearing again in 2005 and returning in 2016 for the funeral of his character’s mother, Peggy Mitchell, played by the late Dame Barbara Windsor.
He also returned again for brief stints from July to September of the same year.
‘How much?’ Ross Kemp, 57, revealed that he would consider returning to the BBC soap – if the price was right – during an appearance on Monday’s Loose Women
Panellist Carol McGiffin asked Ross if he missed acting, to which he responded: ‘Is it missing me is the question! My age? Rule out nothing.’
Carol then asked: ‘What about Eastenders? If they said to you tomorrow, “Please come back”, what would you say?’
Ross replied: ‘How much? Rule out nothing. As long as it was enjoyable, I’d do it. And I did do it for 10 years.’
Key character: The actor almost completed a decade-long spell on the BBC soap as Grant Mitchell, exiting in 1999 before appearing again in 2005 and briefly in 2016
Back in December, Ross – who is now a respected documentary maker – admitted he’d not ruled out returning to Albert Square, admitting ‘it would be remiss of me to say I’d never go back.’
He told The Daily Star: ‘I miss acting sometimes. I miss the jokes and the camaraderie.
‘I’m not in a position where I can turn down work, whatever it may be. And variety is the spice of life, especially at my age.’
Love it! Asked what he’d say if EastEnders asked him to return, Ross replied: ‘How much? Rule out nothing. As long as it was enjoyable, I’d do it. And I did do it for 10 years’
During an interview with Good Morning Britain last June, host Adil Ray quizzed him on whether he was planning a return to the BBC soap.
Ross replied: ‘All I will say you know, I’ve got a mortgage to pay like everybody else… so whatever comes my way.’
As well as writing books, the TV star has also fronted several documentaries, including Ross Kemp in Afghanistan, Ross Kemp in Search of Pirates and Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon.
Iconic: Ross returned in 2016 for the funeral of his character’s mother, Peggy Mitchell, played by the late Dame Barbara Windsor (Pictured with Barbara and Steve McFadden in May 2016)