Kemp Joked That He Originally Auditioned To Play The Part Of Wellard

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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. Since 2006, Kemp has received international recognition as an investigative journalist for his critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs. His first credited television appearance was in 1986, playing Graham Lodsworth in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale Farm (now Emmerdale). He was in a film called Playing Away in 1986 in a minor role alongside Neil Morrissey. Kemp joked that he originally auditioned to play the part of Wellard the dog.
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Kemp Joked That He Originally Auditioned To Play The Part Of Wellard

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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. His most famous role to date is that of hardman Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Kemp made his debut in February 1990. Kemp joked that he originally auditioned to play the part of Wellard the dog.

Kemp Joked That He Originally Auditioned To Play The Part Of Wellard

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He was infamously thrown off set of Emmerdale after reportedly stubbing his toe on a prop and proceeding to violently attack the prop and claim that all props should be ‘burnt alive’. Kemp joked that he originally auditioned to play the part of Wellard the dog. It was co-star Barbara Windsor who convinced him to go back for a brief period. Kemp has won various awards for his portrayal of Grant.

Kemp Joked That He Originally Auditioned To Play The Part Of Wellard

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He was infamously thrown off set of Emmerdale after reportedly stubbing his toe on a prop and proceeding to violently attack the prop and claim that all props should be ‘burnt alive’. 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. Kemp joked that he originally auditioned to play the part of Wellard the dog. It was co-star Barbara Windsor who convinced him to go back for a brief period.

Kemp Joked That He Originally Auditioned To Play The Part Of Wellard

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Kemp joked that he originally auditioned to play the part of Wellard the dog. It was co-star Barbara Windsor who convinced him to go back for a brief period. BBC bosses have left Kemp’s role open for a possible future return. 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 Joked That He Originally Auditioned To Play The Part Of Wellard

Ross Kemp
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His most famous role to date is that of hardman Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Kemp joked that he originally auditioned to play the part of Wellard the dog. 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.

Kemp Joked That He Originally Auditioned To Play The Part Of Wellard

Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp
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Ross Kemp


Kemp joked that he originally auditioned to play the part of Wellard the dog. 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. in December 2008, Barbara Windsor, Kemp’s onscreen mother Peggy publicly called for Kemp to return to the role of Grant.

Kemp Joked That He Originally Auditioned To Play The Part Of Wellard

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


Kemp made his debut in February 1990. 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. in early 2005, the BBC confirmed that Kemp would be returning to EastEnders later that year after six years away. Kemp joked that he originally auditioned to play the part of Wellard the dog. 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.