Ross Kemp to star in Game of Thrones

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 August 2017
Ross Kemp

Ross Kemp

Former 'EastEnders' star Ross Kemp loves 'Game of Thrones' and wants to star in it - and is even happy to get naked

Ross Kemp wants to land a role in 'Game of Thrones'.

The 53-year-old actor - who has made a name for himself portraying bad boy Grant Mitchell in 'EastEnders' on and off since 1990 - has admitted he would love to bag himself a part in the hit HBO show and would even be willing to get naked on screen.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, the star said: "I am fine in that department."

But it looks like the investigative journalist is keeping his options open as he would also jump at the chance to take part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' after he was forced to turn it down in 2008 because he'd just returned from being shot at while filming his documentary 'Ross Kemp in Afghanistan' and didn't feel ready to do another job.

He said previously: "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.' "

And the 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.

Meanwhile, the latest series of 'Game of Thrones' - based on the novels by George R R Martin - has seen many celebrities have cameos including Ed Sheeran and 'Harry Potter' star Jim Broadbent.

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