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). Kemp made his debut in February 1990. in early 2005, the BBC confirmed that Kemp would be returning to EastEnders later that year after six years away. He continued to appear in this role until 2006. Gangs’. Sky and Kemp have collaborated on various other documentaries.