Ross Kemp has teased that he could be up for a return to ‘EastEnders’ in the future.

Ross Kemp won't rule out a return to eastEnders

Ross Kemp won't rule out a return to eastEnders

The 57-year actor's first stint as Albert Square hardman Grant Mitchell lasted from 1990 to 1999 and he returned for a year in 2005 before leaving again in 2006, before making one more comeback to the BBC One soap.

Although Ross has had much success as a documentary maker since leaving the show he admits he would never say never to reprising his role as Grant.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper's Hot TV column, he said: "I miss acting sometimes. I miss the jokes and the camaraderie.

"You can never say you’ll never do something again, so it would be remiss of me to say I’d never go back to 'EastEnders'.”

In 2016, Ross returned as Grant to attend the funeral of his on-screen mother Peggy Mitchell - played by the late screen icon Barbara Windsor -and be with his family, which includes on-screen brother Phil Mitchell, played by Steve McFadden.

The BAFTA-winning documentary maker insists he is not “in a position” to say no to any job, and he is always looking to diversify his work on television.

Ross said: “I’m not in a position where I can turn down work, whatever it may be. And variety is the spice of life, especially at my age.”

Recently, Charlie Brooks - who plays Janine Butcher - came back to Albert Square, looking to gain custody of her daughter Scarlett and working in the Queen Vic - after years away.