In 2022, all eyes were on Ross Kemp and whether he would return to EastEnders after former flame Sharon (Letitia Dean) took a call from his character.


And now in 2023, it seems Kemp isn't ruling out a return, still.

Speaking on The One Show (11th January), Kemp was asked about whether he would reprise his role of Grant - a question that's especially pertinent given the epic tease the BBC soap delivered last year...

"I don't think you can ever say never, you know," Kemp said.

"I loved the part - I did it for 10 years. I must have liked it because I stayed there for 10 years. But you know, look, it was great fun, I loved the cast - it was a great job. I'm doing lots of different things right now, but never say never."

Kemp previously spoke to The Mirror about the enduring legacy of not just EastEnders, but soaps in general.

Defending the genre against falling viewing figures compared to when Grant was in the soap, the documentarian and gameshow host said: "There's a lot of investment in those programmes so I don't see them going anywhere anytime soon. They serve a good purpose.

"Some people don't want to watch documentaries but soaps can bring up issues that could be troubling certain individuals and can approach them in a way that isn't bashing them over the head. It can get them talking.

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"The original BBC dictum was to 'inform, educate and entertain' and I think soaps can do that, as long as they just don't forget to entertain."

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