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Ross Kemp posts video of swollen face after wasp attack

Written by on 04/08/2020

Ross Kemp has posted video of his swollen face after being stung several times by wasps.

The former EastEnders star said he was attacked by the insects after disturbing a nest in a loft space on Monday.

Footage on the 56-year-old’s Twitter account showed the visible effects of the stings around his mouth and nose.

Ross Kemp's face swelled up after a wasp attack. Pic: Instagram/ RossKempTV
Image: Ross Kemp’s swollen face after the wasp attack. Pic: Twitter/ Ross Kemp

Kemp, who is famous for documentaries in tough environments such as Ross Kemp On Gangs, praised the NHS and said doctors had given him cream to reduce the swelling.

He said: “Now being seen by our fantastic NHS – local doctor’s just giving me a hydrocortisone.

“Hopefully that’s going to bring it down a bit.”

The actor and presenter also imitated Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger’s famous lips.

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“I look like Mick Jagger, don’t I?” he joked.

He then attempted to sing the band’s hit (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, before saying: “Oh, it hurts a bit.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Ross Kemp attends the National Television Awards 2018 at The O2 Arena on January 23, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Image: Kemp, seen without a swollen face, at a TV awards ceremony in 2018

Kemp went on to warn his 208,000 Twitter followers about the dangers of disturbing a wasp nest.

“That just goes to show what happens with nature,” he said.

“I had no idea when I was opening the hatch that there was actually a wasp nest on top of it.

“I am very lucky that they only stung me on my nose, in my nose and my top lip.

“It could have been far worse. Thank you again, you lovely, lovely NHS.”

Kemp played Grant Mitchell in Albert Square for nine years, alongside on-screen mother Dame Barbara Windsor. He made several brief reappearances following his departure in 1999.

In recent years, he has also become known for videos he has posted of himself on Twitter – including an emotional reaction to England’s quarter-final victory over Colombia at the 2018 World Cup.

 Sky News

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