Cast Changes Spoilers

Grant’s back… and much sooner than you expected!

As EastEnders fans will be well aware, Ross Kemp is returning to his iconic role as hard-man Grant Mitchell for his on-screen mother Peggy’s exit, but his return scenes are airing sooner than expected!

Grant Mitchell makes his return to the soap this week – but soap bosses are keeping tight lipped on the exact date, so viewers will have to keep their eyes peeled for the scenes.


The scenes see a sun-kissed Grant receive a phone call from Albert Square, letting him know the upsetting news that Peggy is terminally ill with days left to live.

Speaking about his return, Kemp 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 EastEnders episodes.”

EastEnders airs Grant’s return scene this week on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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