EastEnders icon Ross Kemp has teased that he could be open to a return to the BBC, as long as the plot is ‘interesting’ and comes with the right price tag
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EastEnders legend Ross Kemp has hinted he may be ready to return to Albert Square on the BBC.
The TV star first came to prominence in 1990 when he played the hardcore Grant Mitchell on EastEnders until his discharge from the military in 1999.
However, it seems unlikely that the 57-year-old will refuse to return as he says you cannot rule out anything.
The soap star turned to documentaries quite late, but when asked by Carol McGiffin of Loose Women’s if he would miss acting, he said: “The question remembers me. My age? Nothing is ruled out.”
Carol replied: “What about EastEnders? If they said, “Please come back,” what would you say? “
Ross replied: “How much? As long as it’s fun, I’ll do it. “
This comes after Ross last year admitted he had been ‘missing’ since making the documentary in the years since leaving the soap.
He said, “Sometimes I miss acting. I miss jokes and close friendships. You can never say you’ll never do something again, so I would be remiss to say I’ll never go back to EastEnders.
“I am not in a position where I can turn down the job, whatever it may be. And variety is the spice of life, especially at my age.”
Despite leaving the show in 1999, Ross has since returned with specific storylines.
He returned to the show in 2016 for a total of 12 episodes, focusing on the funeral of Peggy Mitchell, mother of Grant Mitchell, played by the late Barbara Windsor.
This comes as EastEnders icon Adam Woodyatt could be set to make a surprise return to the BBC as he is said to be in talks with bosses over a possible deal.
The 53-year-old actor played Ian Beale on the streets of Walford until he walked away in 2020 after being poisoned by his fake lover Sharon Mitchell in a twisted revenge plot.
At the moment, he is said to be being drawn back to Albert Square with a deal that is said to top £300,000, but a certain amount of this will go to his estranged wife.
The EastEnders veteran announced his split from Bev Sharpe, 56, in 2020 after 22 years together and the pair are still in the process of getting a divorce.
A source told The Sun: “Adam is one of the top earners in EastEnders and he will no doubt find a way to earn back at least the same amount, if not more.
“They desperately want to bring him back after the big blow of losing Danny. The belief is that if he signs it now it means he has to give Bev more in their divorce settlement. But clearly the bosses at EastEnders need to know what’s going on.”
“Any contract negotiations are pure speculation,” the BBC said.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/eastenders-legend-ross-kemp-teases-26471004 EastEnders legend Ross Kemp teases Grant Mitchell return 'for the right price'