Ross Kemp, the British actor who rose to fame on Eastenders before going on to become a BAFTA award-winning investigative journalist, says he is not returning to the soap for its 30th anniversary episode. Kemp, 50, says he cannot join his on-screen mother Peggy (Barbara Windsor) because of prior filming commitments.

Ross KempRoss Kemp is now a BAFTA winning journalist

"I can't join her [Windsor]. It's just about space in my diary," Kemp - who played hard-man Grant Mitchell - told the Gloucester Citizen.

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