ROSS KEMP is making a return to acting but his new role won’t go down well with the Mitchell brothers – as he is set to play a copper.
The former EastEnders favourite will star as Police Detective Tony Warden in new Channel 5 drama Blindspot. Ross, who played Albert Square hardman Grant Mitchell, has focused on making documentaries and hosting game shows in recent years, but says the acting bug has never left him.
He told me: “My first day on set (at Blindspot) was Saturday evening and I was just as nervous as I was, in fact more nervous, than when I first walked on to the set of EastEnders in 1989. “I was extremely nervous and didn’t sleep very much the night before. “I was 24/25 then, I was confident and cocky and now I’m a wiser and older man.
Read More on Ross Kemp'NEVER SAY NEVER' EastEnders legend Ross Kemp teases return as Grant Mitchellno lies Every soap actor, Strictly star & pop singer on Ross Kemp's Celeb Bridge of Lies “I was extremely nervous and didn’t sleep very much the night before. “It is a wonderful cast but working with actors again has been quite a leap for me and I know I’m a very lucky man.” The gritty four-parter is Ross’s first major acting role in 15 years, bar his brief return to Walford to film Barbara Windsor’s final scenes as Peggy Mitchell in 2016, and he says it was “important” to reconnect with that side of his career.Read more on thesun.co.uk