The former voice coach to EastEnders star Ross Kemp believes the lovable rogue should return to the soap in a Christmas role reprisal of his Grant Mitchell character.
Voice coach to the stars Stewart Pearce is speaking at Ireland’s biggest wellbeing event, the Mind, Body, Spirit and Yoga Festival this weekend in the RDS, Dublin. (October 24 to 26)
In recent weeks, rumours have been rife about the return of Grant to the BBC soap for a possible Christmas special reunion with his on-screen brother Phil (Steve McFadden) and mum Peggy (Barbara Windsor).
The speculation began when the Essex actor and star of Ross Kemp’s Extreme World tweeted: ‘Never Say Never’ after a reunion suggestion was made on Twitter by a fan to EastEnders producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins.
Now voice coach Stewart, whose client list includes Princess Diana, former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville, is encouraging his Eastenders protégée to return to the programme.
“I worked with Ross when he was a student and it would be wonderful to see him back in the role of Grant,” said Stewart.
At Dublin’s Mind, Body, Spirit Festival the vocal expert will be revealing the secret to using your voice to exert your power and shape your world.
“With Ross we focused extensively on softening his Essex accent and on grooming him into being a potential star.
“He really worked very hard on his dialect and Ross could have easily chosen a path with the Royal Shakespeare Company.”
Stewart believes it would be a shame for Kemp to miss out on a reunion.
“Ross played the lovable rogue to perfection. He became a household name and it would be great to see back in the thick of Eastenders, even for a brief appearance.”
The Mind, Body festival features over 75 life-enhancing talks and workshops from positive psychology and personal development experts on topics as diverse as the science behind self-esteem, to how past lives can contribute to current traumas.
The event hosts an amazing spectrum of holistic and complementary practitioners with over 150 stands offering the chance to discover everything from Reiki and reflexology, to massage, meditation, bio-energy healing, angels, aromatherapy, crystals, chakra tools, Tibetan bowls, yoga therapy and more.
The Mind, Body, Spirit and Yoga Festival, October 24-26 at the RDS, Dublin.
Tickets €12 – Children free