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Ross Kemp held at gunpoint

Ross Kemp was held at gunpoint filming the new series of 'Extreme World'.

The former 'EastEnders' actor-turned-documentary maker is known for his hard-hitting TV shows about street warfare around the world, but things took a scary turn as he filmed his latest Sky 1 show when a group of armed gang members held him captive in Papua New Guinea.

Despite his life being on the line, Ross, 48, surprisingly managed to defuse the dangerous situation by negotiating with his captors - and even persuaded them to give him an interview for the documentary series.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: ''Yet again Ross goes the extra mile, proving that he's willing to risk his life to get the inside story on the places and people caught up in some of the most important global issues of our time.''

The BAFTA-winning TV star has previously investigated some of the world's most feared crime gangs in Mexico, London and Haiti in 'Extreme World' - which launched in 2011 - and the latest series sees him once again jet off around the world to document sex-trafficking in India and the cocaine trade in Brazil.

He said: ''I remain dedicated to give a voice to those caught up in some of the most extreme situations throughout the world.''

14-06-2013

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