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Welcome home, Grant! Ross Kemp is returning to EastEnders

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Ross Kemp will reprise his role as Grant Mitchell and return to EastEnders later this year for his mother Peggy Mitchell’s final scenes this Spring.

On his return to the soap, he’ll get to see ex-wife Sharon Mitchell who is currently married to his brother Phil Mitchell, how will things go down for the both of them?

Speaking about his return to the East End soap, Ross said:  “When I was approached about returning to EastEnders for Barbara’s final episodes, it was something I could not turn down.

“Barbara is a very close friend so when I learned of the storyline, it felt right that the Mitchell brothers are reunited with their mother for the last time. I am really looking forward to going back to EastEnders and filming what are set to be some classic EastEnders episodes.”

His former cast members are said to be delighted to see him return, and the shows producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins said: “Grant Mitchell is an EastEnders legend and finally he is returning home to Walford to say goodbye to his mother and be reunited not just with his old loves but also his brother.

“We are all so excited finally to have Ross back on the Square – and to have Ross Kemp, Barbara Windsor, Steve McFadden, Letitia Dean and Gillian Taylforth all on screen together at the same time as Peggy makes an exit like no other, this promises to be something very special.”

Kemp officially left the soap in 1999 but has made a few appearances over the years, but fans will be ecstatic that he’ll return for Barbra Windsor’s very last scenes.

We can’t wait to see the reactions from die-hard Grant Mitchell fans! Tweet us: @realityspy or leave your comments below.


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Alex Doyle

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