Ross Kemp’s Channel 5 prison documentary filming halted after incident

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Ross Kemp’s new Channel 5 documentary has been forced to stop filming after an alleged incident has taken place.

The new eight-part series titled 72 Hours In… will see the former EastEnders star enter some of the most high-risk prisons across the globe.

Housing gang leaders, serial killers, violent criminals, drug lords and mass murderers, viewers will see Ross discover first-hand what it’s like to live behind bars alongside society’s most dangerous.

However, production has now been halted with conversations taking place between the Paramount UK network and producers after an incident happened, according to Deadline.

It’s understood Ross and the crew were set to head out on the next part of their journey for the documentary in South America before filming was stopped.

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A spokeswoman for Channel 5 told the publication: “Filming had begun on the series, but due to unforeseen production challenges, we have made the practical decision to halt filming at the moment.”

The documentary was revealed earlier this year and will be co-produced by Chalkboard TV and Freshwater Films.

Although the halt means the release date may now be delayed, viewers can expect to see the actor turned presenter discover what it takes to be part of the groups who risk their lives to keep the peace and run complex institutions around the world.

At the time of the documentary being announced, Ross said: “I’ve been to some of the toughest prisons in the UK and all around the world.

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“I thought I’d experienced it all, and taken every adventure, but this time we’re going even further than before!

“I’m looking forward to my first documentary series with Channel 5 and taking you all on this journey with me.”

Going on the frontline of law enforcement’s fight against gangs, the documentary will go to places such as Latin America to the uncompromising penitentiaries of Southeast Asia.

Although this isn’t the first time the 59-year-old has entered some dangerous conditions as fans have seen the actor put himself into perilous situations for his documentaries.

His two-part ITV series saw Ross go behind the walls of South East London’s prison HMP Belmarsh.

Although the institution never allowed full access to cameras before, Ross and his team filmed for six months getting a unique insight.

Along with finding out the harsh realities of life in prison for mass murderers, extremists and common criminals, Ross also looked into how officers approached the rehabilitation of its inmates. has contacted Channel 5 for comment.

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