Ross Kemp sneaks bullet casings through security
Ross Kemp has admitted he steals the bullet casings he finds when shooting his documentaries and brings them home for his children
Ross Kemp tries to sneak bullet casings through security.
The 52-year-old actor is regularly shot at when he films his gripping documentaries abroad on countries going through war, poverty, violence and drug addiction but, rather than bring his two sons some cuddly toys upon his return, he collects the brass cartridges from the firearms for his kids.
Speaking on 'Loose Women' on Wednesday (28.09.16), he said: "They're a little bit too young to understand what's happening but there are people who go to work to do far more dangerous jobs than I do. I go for a period of time and I come home but my wife understood what I did for a living when we first met. They [the children] get good presents when I come home. Sometimes I give them the casings [of the bullets] if I'm lucky enough to get through passport control."
And, although the 'EastEnders' star is risking his life to give viewers an insight into what's going on in other countries, Ross can't bear to see young children suffering on the streets.
He explained: "People ask what the hardest thing about filming the documentaries is and I always say, 'Seeing children suffering.'
"But without a doubt I think that's been the hardest part to play on my heart particularly when I get home and I see how my children behave when I've witnessed children starving."