Martin Kemp delighted by Enders exit
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 August 2010
Martin Kemp loved his time in 'EastEnders' but is delighted that show bosses killed his character off in an explosion
Martin Kemp is happy he had such a dramatic exit from 'EastEnders'.
The Spandau Ballet star admits he loved his time on the BBC One soap but was delighted when show bosses sent his character out with a bang by blowing up his car.
Martin, who played bad boy nightclub boss Steve Owen for three years, said: "I was happy the writers penned such a dramatic exit for Steve. Playing him was one of the best times of my life but there came a point when I was just doing the same storylines in a different suit with a different girl."
Martin admits he knew it was time to move on from the show when he left in 2002.
He explained to Inside Soap magazine: "There was only so much character to do and that's when I realised it was time to move on."
However, Martin has previously revealed that he would love to come back as Steve's "evil twin."
He said: "I want the producers to ring me up and get me back on the show. Steve was blown up, but I could come back as his evil twin!"