The presenter and actor, 56, shut down the show’s host and told him it ‘wasn’t his decision to make’, as he questioned a possible return to Albert Square.
Ross appeared on the programme via video link to encourage viewers to raise a glass to volunteers to thank them for their efforts throughout the pandemic.
Shut down: Ross Kemp appeared less than impressed when Good Morning Britain host quizzed him on whether he was planning a return to EastEnders
During the chat, Ross told Adil and co-host Ranvir Singh that the event which takes place at 5pm on July 4 would be the UK’s ‘biggest ever’ thank you party.
After discussing the initiative, Adil was keen to know what was coming next for Ross, as he asked if he would soon be making a return to acting.
Adil said: ‘It’s been amazing watching your career, fantastic documentaries.
Unimpressed: The presenter and actor, 56, shut down the show’s host and told him it ‘wasn’t his decision to make’, as he questioned a possible return to Albert Square
‘I want to ask you though, bit similar to my career, I did a bit of presenting and also acting, but I haven’t seen you act for a while, have you put that on the back burner?
‘Are you looking at scripts? Could we see you on our screen acting again very soon?’
Ross replied: ‘All I will say you know, I’ve got a mortgage to pay like everybody else… so whatever comes my way.’
Good work: Ross appeared on the programme via video link to encourage viewers to raise a glass to volunteers to thank them for their efforts throughout the pandemic
Adil added: ‘So you could be back on Albert Square, if it’s the right script, the right role? Who knows…’
‘Who knows, that’s not my decision, that’s somebody else’s I have to say,’ Ross replied, not looking overly enthused.
Ross last appeared on the programme in 2016 for a brief stint and before that he reprised the role in 2005.
Thank you! During the chat, Ross told Adil and co-host Ranvir Singh that the event which takes place at 5pm on July 4 would be the UK’s ‘biggest ever’ thank you party
He originally joined the soap in 1990 for a period of nine years as Grant Mitchell, the son of Peggy Mitchell and brother of Phil.
In a new interview in March, Ross revealed that he’s supporting Dame Barbara Windsor’s widower Scott Mitchell, following her death.
In December, Ross appeared on GMB where he emotionally discussed his final conversation with Dame Barbara days before her death.
Family: Ross played Grant Mitchell, Peggy’s hardman son in EastEnders (left), pictured alongside her other onscreen son, Steve McFadden, who plays Phil Mitchell, (right)
The soap actor revealed that the iconic actress had wished for ‘everything to be good in his life.’
Recounting their last phone call, he said: ‘I asked Scott [Mitchell, her husband] if she had a window because the nature of the illness is it comes and goes and as you get closer to the end, you lose more and more consciousness.
‘She had a window, he rang me on a Sunday afternoon and she just turned round to me and said, “I just want everything to be good for you in your life” and that is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life.’
‘She was a genuinely good person and she was very, very lucky to have someone like Scott who stayed by her side and who was a rock for her.’
In December, Ross appeared on GMB where he emotionally discussed his final conversation with Dame Barbara days before her death (Pictured together in 1996)
Ross, who along with Scott, has endeavoured to raise awareness around dementia and improve care for the condition, urged the government to spend more money on research.
He said: ‘I know we’re headed for a dreadful economic time, Brexit, COVID. But bear in mind someone develops dementia every three minutes in the UK and its still considered a social care issue
‘It’s a medical issue which affects people mentally and slowly takes over their entire bodies. It’s part of Barbara’s legacy, Scott wants the government to fulfill their promise
‘I would like to see a dementia tax. There is no cure, there is no vaccine and its getting worse
Awareness: Both Dame Barbara and her husband campaigned to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s following her diagnosis (pictured in December 2017)
‘There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. By 2050, they estimate there will be 2million people with dementia, we need to spend more money on research and find out how to prevent this.
‘Because of the friends and family around people with dementia, it’s estimated because of the care they provide, they save the government in the region of 11.7billion a year’.
Ross praised Barbara’s intelligence and ‘rapier wit’ during his interview, adding: ‘she’d stop and talk to every person when we’d go out for lunch. She had time for everybody.
He also recalled a humorous anecdote of the pair’s first ever scene together on EastEnders, revealing Barbara had thrown up due to nerves, before nailing the scene.
He said: ‘No-one knew who we were, she turned around and said “hold my hand dear”, she said she was going to be sick, was sick and then switched it on.’
By her side: Carry On actress Barbara died at 8.35pm on December 10th at a London care home, her husband Scott Mitchell, 57, confirmed (pictured together in 2009)