Martin Kemp delighted by Enders exit

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 August 2010
Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp

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!"

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