Ross Kemp to do Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 July 2017
Ross Kemp

Ross Kemp

Ross Kemp has admitted he'd jump at the chance to do 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the future after he turned it down in 2008

Ross Kemp wants to do 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The former 'EastEnders' actor has admitted he'd jump at the chance to take part in the ballroom and latin competition in the future after he was forced to turn it down in 2008 as he'd just returned from being shot at while filming his documentary 'Ross Kemp in Afghanistan' and felt like he needed time to recover psychically and mentally.

Speaking to The Daily Star newspaper, he said: "I love 'Strictly Come Dancing'. I have been asked before. I was going to do it. Then I got home from Camp Bastion after being shot at and thought: 'No, don't be so silly.' "

Asked if he'd do it in the future, he added: "I'll never say never to anything."

And the 53-year-old actor should have some time to do the show as his 'Extreme World' - a series that has been opening people's eyes to homelessness, drug addiction, violence and poverty for the past six years, was recently axed by Sky1.

A spokesperson for the channel said previously: "Our focus for Sky1 this year is offering customers even more great drama, comedy and factual entertainment. Going forward we are shifting away from commissioning factual shows on the channel, and 'Ross Kemp's Extreme World' will be coming to an end after its upcoming series."

Although Ross was hoping to bag himself another series next year, he's not completely disheartened as bosses have promised him something exciting in the future.

A spokesperson said: "Ross remains a much-loved member of the Sky1 family. He in talks with him about exciting new factual entertainment projects for the channel."

And that's not the only door that has opened up for the actor as he's also hoping to reprise his role as bad boy Grant Mitchell in 'EastEnders' sometime this year.

When pressed on whether he would go back to Albert Square, he said: "You know what, in life, particularly if you work in television, who knows? Never rule out anything!"

Ross has appeared in the programme on and off since 1990 and saw his hard man alter ego go back to Albert Square temporarily last year when his on-screen mother Peggy (Dame Barbara Windsor) passed away following a lengthy cancer battle.

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