EastEnders legend lands major Channel 5 role and returns to acting after seven years
EastEnders legend Ross Kemp is returning to acting after seven years for a new role in a Channel 5 drama.
Kemp, who starred in the popular BBC soap as Grant Mitchell from 1990-1999 and then again from 2005-2006, is set to star in the four-part thriller.
The Bridge of Lies quiz host will play Detective Tony Warden in the show Blindpsot.
The Channel 5 cop drama will follow Hannah Quinn (Beth Alsbury) who plays a disabled woman who monitors the CCTV on an estate.
Ross Kemp to return to acting in Channel 5 show Blindspot
When reviewing the tapes, Hannah believes that she's witnessed a murder but there's no proof since the potential crime took place in one of the camera's blindspots.
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Hannah takes it upon herself to uncover the truth as she battles with the detective in charge of the case (Kemp).
The rest of the star-studded cast includes Crystal Clarke, Sue Vincent Kiran Landa Michelle Bonnard, Haylie Jones, Milán Bartha and Lewis Conway.
Blindspot is part of Channel 5 schedule for 2023, which will also feature a factual series from astronaut Tim Peake, a History of the East End documentary from The Repair Shop's Jay Blades: History of the East End, and a travel show from Alexander Armstrong in Sri Lanka.