07/09/2016 11:31 BST

'EastEnders' Spoilers: Ross Kemp Reveals Why He Probably Won't Make Another Return As Grant Mitchell

'I think they’re done with me.'

Ross Kemp has revealed the surprising reason why we probably won’t be seeing him back in ‘EastEnders’ as Grant Mitchell again. 

The actor has claimed he thinks soap bosses are “done with him”, following his latest stint as the Walford hardman. 


Fans of the BBC soap have seen Grant made a number of appearances on the show in recent months, following the death of his on-screen mother, Peggy, played by Barbara Windsor

His current storyline has seen him discover that he is the real father of Mark Fowler Jr, who he fathered with Michelle Fowler before she fled Albert Square over 20 years ago.

However, he has told Digital Spy that EastEnders’ new executive producer hasn’t asked him to sign up for any future appearances. 

“I think they’re done with me,” he said. “When they invited me back, it was under an old producer - they’ve not mentioned to me that they want me to go back again.

Grant recently discovered Mark Fowler Jr is his son

Ross, who originally played Grant from 1990 to 1999, admitted that he was not bothered about his lack of invitation, as he is quite happy making his Sky1 documentary series.

“It’s not long haul for me,” he said of ‘EastEnders’. “This [making documentary films] is my passion - though I enjoy both of them.

“If someone offered me a lovely part in a nice drama, I’d do it without a shadow of a doubt, as long as it didn’t interrupt my documentary work.”

Ross’ latest series, ‘Extreme World’ begins tonight (7 September), and the star has penned a blog on The Huffington Post UK about how he was completely unprepared for the subculture of fascism he encountered while filming in Mongolia.

You can read Ross’ full blog here

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