SOAP actor turned documentary maker Ross Kemp has been filming for his latest series in Blackburn.

The East Enders actor was looking into the lives of child carers in the town.
The hardman tweeted a picture with his film crew in Blackburn on Wednesday.

It is understood he was filming for his new series 'Living with...' which will see him stay with different families across the UK.

Earlier in the week he said he was filming for his new documentary series 'Living with...' which is expected to be screened on ITV later this year.

The actor-turned-investigative-journalist spoke about the show last year.

He said: "I’m doing a documentary and I’m going to be living with people, certain people in this country who are in I would say are in interesting times of their lives.”

Earlier this week he tweeted from a different location to say he was filming for the new show.

Mr Kemp, who played Grant Mitchell in the popular soap opera was working with Wilpshire-based charity Child Action North West (CANW) for an episode the series.

Earlier this month he spent several days living with a young carer and family in Blackburn to ‘get the feel’ of young carers' lives.

Mr Kemp also also attended a CANW ‘chill and respite session’ at the charity's Wilpshire headquarters.

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He also interviewed the charity’s chief executive Sue Cottam for the programme. 
Since leaving the BBC soap, the 54-year-old has moved into serious, and often dangerous, documentary flim making.

His 2004 documentary series ‘Ross Kemp on Gangs’ won a Bafta Award. 

It explored the impact of modern gang culture in the UK and around the world.

He followed this up with the documentaries ‘Ross Kemp in Afghanistan’,  ‘Ross Kemp in Search of Pirates’ and ‘Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon’.

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