Kemp made his debut in February 1990. It was co-star Barbara Windsor who convinced him to go back for a brief period. in December 2008, Barbara Windsor, Kemp’s onscreen mother Peggy publicly called for Kemp to return to the role of Grant. Kemp’s first role for ITV was in Hero of the Hour. Kemp appeared in the 4th episode of Series 14 of BBC’s motoring show Top Gear. The first series featured gangs and police corruption in Brazil, M?ori gangs in New Zealand, neo-Nazi skinheads in California, gangsters in London, and teenagers from Blaenau Gwent. A famously hazardous scene was filmed in Compton when gangland junior Matt ‘Malicious’ Ward misfired his gun in a rival gang’s neighbourhood.
Before becoming publicly known, Kemp made a TV commercial for Kellogg’s Fruit ‘n Fibre breakfast cereal. although he was facing 2-5 months of recovery after the incident He also starred as the lead in ITV’s Christmas edition of A Christmas Carol. in 2005, Kemp appeared in an episode of BBC’s Extras and in a two-part adaptation of the Gerald Seymour novel A Line in The Sand for ITV, and he has also presented, on The Friday Night Project and as a stand in host on The Paul O’Grady Show (2007; 2008). Kemp appeared in the 4th episode of Series 14 of BBC’s motoring show Top Gear. Ross Kemp follows Hamas to try and get a glimpse at what is sparking the violence between the two nations in some of the most politically fraught places in the world. in April 2010 Kemp’s documentary, Battle For The Amazon, was shown on Sky 1, Kemp travelled to areas of the Amazon basin in Brazil and Ecuador, filming the practices of cattle farming, soya bean farming and oil exploration that are causing rapid de-forestation in the region.