Filmmaker and former soap star Ross Kemp says he's been asked before and would 'never say never' about the dance show

Ross Kemp has not ruled out taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The former EastEnders star recently said he has been asked to appear on the BBC One dancing series, but that he had turned it down.

During an appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, Ross was asked by host Andrea McLean if he would do Strictly now, and she told him he had just six seconds to answer.

Ross Kemp
Ross Kemp (ITV/Loose Women grab)

 

Widening his eyes and pulling a face, he said coyly: “Never say never.”

His cryptic response prompted cheers from the audience and the panel, and he added: “I was asked the first time.”

Kemp told The Daily Star earlier this week that he loved Strictly, and that he had previously been asked to take part.

He told the newspaper: “I was going to do it. Then I got home from Camp Bastion after being shot at and thought, ‘No, don’t be so silly’.”

He added: “I’ll never say never to anything.”

The line-up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing has yet to be announced.

 

Ross, 53, appeared on Loose Women to discuss the current and final series of his Sky 1 documentary programme Extreme World.

Speaking about the forthcoming episode of the series, based in Naples, he recalled one of the most traumatic situations circumstances he has found himself in during his years of investigative filmmaking around the world.

Ross said: “One of the worst things that has ever happened to me was in India when I was talking to a sex trafficker, who estimated he killed between 330 and 400 young girls.

“I wasn’t expecting that and it’s the only probable time I wanted to actually remove someone from the planet.”