Oh yes he is! Hard man Kemp to play panto baddie
Fresh from confronting gangs on the streets of Latin America and Jamaica, TV hard man Ross Kemp has confirmed that he will be spending his Christmas playing a pantomime villain.
The former Eastenders star has been lined up to play the Queen’s henchman in a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the New Ambassadors Theatre in Wimbledon, South London.
Alongside him will be fellow Albert Square favourite Bobby Davro as well as Warwick Davies, best known for playing Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter films.
The 43-year old recently scooped a BAFTA for his series Ross Kemp on Gangs and says that, after coming face-to-face with some of the world’s most dangerous criminals, the panto season doesn’t scare him in the slightest.
“Having spent time recently dodging knives in Colombia, I’m sure I can handle a few Fruit Pastilles being hurled at me by kids in Wimbledon,” he said.
The news comes as Scott Malen, best known as The Bill’s Phil Hunter, was unveiled as the latest star of the BBC soap after policing London’s streets for five years.