Ross Kemp takes on Israel

A few weeks ago we reported a sighting of EastEnders actor Ross Kemp frolicking off the Tel Aviv beach.

But there was more to his visit than may have appeared. Sky have revealed that he is to present a two-part documentary series in January on the political situation in Israel and Gaza.

The programmes will give people “a better understanding of this complex and troubled part of the world”, he hopes.

His TV documentary career has already led him to explore gang warfare and soldiering in Afghanistan.

But the Albert Square tough guy had better prepare for the email barrages he can expect if the remotest slight to Israel is perceived among the hard men and women of Stanmore.

Last updated: 10:40am, November 12 2009