Kemp Announced His Departure From The Show In April 1999 His Last

Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp


Ross James Belshaw Kemp (born 21 July 1964) is a BAFTA award-winning English actor, author and journalist, who rose to prominence in the role of Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders. Kemp announced his departure from the show in April 1999, his last appearance being aired in October 1999 when his character moved to Brazil. Kemp has not ruled out returning to the soap again, but he said a return would not be any time soon. Kemp’s first role for ITV was in Hero of the Hour.

Kemp Announced His Departure From The Show In April 1999 His Last

Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp


His first credited television appearance was in 1986, playing Graham Lodsworth in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale Farm (now Emmerdale). His most famous role to date is that of hardman Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Kemp announced his departure from the show in April 1999, his last appearance being aired in October 1999 when his character moved to Brazil. Kemp refused to rule out an eventual return to EastEnders, and various media reports over the next few years speculated that he would be returning to the series. It was co-star Barbara Windsor who convinced him to go back for a brief period.

Kemp Announced His Departure From The Show In April 1999 His Last

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Before becoming publicly known, Kemp made a TV commercial for Kellogg’s Fruit ‘n Fibre breakfast cereal. Kemp announced his departure from the show in April 1999, his last appearance being aired in October 1999 when his character moved to Brazil. in September 2009, Steve McFadden (Phil) and Danniella Westbrook (Sam), Kemp’s onscreen siblings, also expressed their desire to have him back on the show. He continued to appear in this role until 2006. Gangs’.

Kemp Announced His Departure From The Show In April 1999 His Last

Pictures of Ross Kemp


Kemp made his debut in February 1990. Kemp announced his departure from the show in April 1999, his last appearance being aired in October 1999 when his character moved to Brazil. His first comeback lasted just a few weeks in 2005, but he returned for a period of three months in 2006, before departing once again in June that year.
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp

Kemp Announced His Departure From The Show In April 1999 His Last

Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp


His first credited television appearance was in 1986, playing Graham Lodsworth in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale Farm (now Emmerdale). On-screen, Kemp, as Grant, was often at the centre of EastEnders’ plots, amongst them abusive marriages to Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) and Tiffany Mitchell (Martine McCutcheon), and the “Sharongate” storyline, that saw Grant’s brother Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) conduct an affair with his wife. Kemp announced his departure from the show in April 1999, his last appearance being aired in October 1999 when his character moved to Brazil. in September 2009, Steve McFadden (Phil) and Danniella Westbrook (Sam), Kemp’s onscreen siblings, also expressed their desire to have him back on the show.