07/07/2017 07:27 BST | Updated 07/07/2017 12:02 BST

Ross Kemp Blasts Axed ‘EastEnders’ Boss, Accusing Him Of Working Stars ‘Into The F***ing Ground’

'He reminded me of a schoolteacher'.

Former ‘EastEnders’ star Ross Kemp has made his feelings clear about outgoing soap boss Sean O’Connor.

The actor, who played Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap, has accused the axed producer of treating the cast badly and “working them into the f***ing ground.”

He also blamed him for the show’s dwindling ratings and said many of the cast would be “happy as Larry” that he’s no longer working on the soap.

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Earlier this week, former ‘EastEnders’ star Samantha Womack spoke out in support of her old boss - despite the fact he killed her character off.

During his tenure, Sean was responsible for the decision to kill off Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell in a dramatic New Year stunt.

The actresses who played the sisters - Samantha Womack and Rita Simons - previously spoke of their dismay at being axed, but Samantha has now said she sympathises with Sean, following his exit.

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