Cast Changes

Grant Mitchell return confirmed as Ross Kemp returns for Peggy’s final episodes

The news you’ve all been waiting for is finally here…


After a decade away from Albert Square, Grant Mitchell is back!

Ross Kemp has agreed to reprise his role as Grant Mitchell to coincide with his on-screen-mum’s death. Barbara Windsor’s character Peggy is being killed of this Spring.

Kemp, 51, said: “When I was approached about returning to EastEnders for Barbara’s final episodes, it was ­something I could not turn down.

“Barbara is a very close friend so when I learned of the storyline, it felt right that the Mitchell brothers are reunited with their mother for the last time.

“I am really looking forward to going back to EastEnders and filming what are set to be some classic episodes.”


EastEnders’ executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins also added: “Ross Kemp is top of every EastEnders fan’s return wish list.

“And being an EastEnders fan myself, he has been at the top of mine. Grant Mitchell is an EastEnders legend.

“Finally, he is returning home to Walford to say goodbye to his mother and be reunited, not just with his old loves, but also his brother.

“To have the Mitchell brothers come face to face again, having to face losing their mother, is an opportunity to show Ross and Steve at their very best.”

Kemp is expected to make his brief return in late Spring.

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