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Thursday 25 December 2014

Sky's Ross Kemp joins Belfast Twelfth of July parade for new series of Extreme World

Ex-Eastenders tough guy joins loyalist demonstrations for new Sky series

TV personality Ross Kemp at the outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade as it passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
TV personality Ross Kemp at the outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade as it passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
TV personality Ross Kemp at the outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade as it passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
TV personality Ross Kemp at the outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade as it passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
TV personality Ross Kemp at the outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade as it passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
TV personality Ross Kemp at the outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade as it passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
TV personality Ross Kemp at the outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade as it passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Nelson McCausland and Nigel Dodds with Police. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Locals on a psni landrover Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Friday 12th July 2013 The outward leg of the north Belfast feeder parade passes the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast where Orangemen and bands marched past the Nationalist residents from the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective (GARC) held a small protest in the area, amid a heavy police presence. Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
PSNI in riot gear, escort a Orange feeder parade past the Ardoyne shops, in Belfast 2013
PSNI in riot gear, escort a Orange feeder parade past the Ardoyne shops, in Belfast 2013
PSNI in riot gear, escort a Orange feeder parade past the Ardoyne shops, in Belfast 2013
PSNI in riot gear, escort a Orange feeder parade past the Ardoyne shops, in Belfast 2013
PSNI in riot gear, escort a Orange feeder parade past the Ardoyne shops, in Belfast 2013
PSNI in riot gear, escort a Orange feeder parade past the Ardoyne shops, in Belfast 2013
Loyalist protestors join an Orange feeder parade past the Ardoyne shops, in Belfast 2013
PSNI in riot gear, escort a Orange feeder parade past the Ardoyne shops, in Belfast as tensions were high over the Orange Order parades on the 12th July 2013
Orange men march on the 12th July Parade past the Ardoyne Interface. 12-07-2013
PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/07/2013 Katie-Leigh Bain,Curtis Johnston and Cherene Grundmann pictured enjoying the Bonfire in King George Playing Fields Upper Newtownards Road Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/07/2013 Young men pictured enjoying the Bonfire in King George Playing Fields Upper Newtownards Road Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
12.07.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 12th night bonfire celebrations get underway in Erinvale Estate in Finaghy Road South last night. The bonfire fell over close to people watching. A man runs as the bonfire starts to fall
Pacemaker press 11/07/2013: The Bonfire on Sandy Row in Belfast the 12th of July celebrations began at midnight across the province. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Press Eye - Belfast - Thursday 11th July 2013 General view of at the bonfire in the loyalist Highfield Estate in west Belfast. In Northern Ireland, the Eleventh Night or 11th Night refers to the night before the Twelfth of July, an annual Protestant commemoration of the Battle of the Boyne. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Thursday 11th July 2013 General view of at the bonfire in the loyalist Sandy Row area of south Belfast. In Northern Ireland, the Eleventh Night or 11th Night refers to the night before the Twelfth of July, an annual Protestant commemoration of the Battle of the Boyne. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Thursday 11th July 2013 General view of at the bonfire in the loyalist Highfield Estate in west Belfast. In Northern Ireland, the Eleventh Night or 11th Night refers to the night before the Twelfth of July, an annual Protestant commemoration of the Battle of the Boyne. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Thursday 11th July 2013 General view of at the bonfire in the loyalist Highfield Estate in west Belfast. In Northern Ireland, the Eleventh Night or 11th Night refers to the night before the Twelfth of July, an annual Protestant commemoration of the Battle of the Boyne. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Pacemaker press Young men from the Shankill area of Belfast put the finishing touch on their bonfire's on the 11th of july. picture mark marlow
Pacemaker press Young men from the Shankill area of Belfast put the finishing touch on their bonfire's on the 11th of july. picture mark marlow
Pacemaker press 11/07/2013: The Bonfire at Belvoir, South Belfast the 12th of July celebrations began at midnight across the province. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker press 11/07/2013: The Bonfire on Sandy Row in Belfast the 12th of July celebrations began at midnight across the province. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker press 11/07/2013: The Bonfire on Sandy Row in Belfast the 12th of July celebrations began at midnight across the province. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker press 11/7/13 The Bonfire in Ballyduff on the outskirt's of Belfast on the 11th of july. picture mark marlow
Pacemaker press 11/07/2013: The Bonfire on Sandy Row in Belfast the 12th of July celebrations began at midnight across the province. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker press Young men from the Shankill area of Belfast put the finishing touch on their bonfire's on the 11th of july. picture mark marlow
Pacemaker press 11/07/2013: The Bonfire on Sandy Row in Belfast the 12th of July celebrations began at midnight across the province. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker press 11/07/2013: The Bonfire on Sandy Row in Belfast the 12th of July celebrations began at midnight across the province. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker press 11/07/2013: The Bonfire at Belvoir, South Belfast the 12th of July celebrations began at midnight across the province. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker press 11/07/2013: The Bonfire at Belvoir, South Belfast the 12th of July celebrations began at midnight across the province. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Telly tough guy Ross Kemp was today experiencing what it’s like to join one Northern Ireland’s most contentious and volatile Twelfth parade.

The former EastEnders actor turned investigative journalist joined parading loyalists in north Belfast this morning for the new series of his Sky1 show Extreme World.

He was set for a first-hand insight into parading tensions one one of the most disputed parade routes.

Orangemen had vowed to protest after the Parades Commission banned a return leg of the parade from passing a mainly Catholic Ardoyne district.

The area has been the scene of fierce sectarian clashes in recent years between loyalists and republicans.

An Orange Order source said earlier in the week that no official approach had been made to the Order by the film makers, but they were aware of their intentions and happy to facilitate the documentary makers.

Kemp told the Guardian that reports that he had helped light a loyalist bonfire last night were "total bulls**t."

Earlier this year Kemp spent time in Londonderry, also for the forthcoming series of his show.

Kemp was at PSNI headquarters on Tuesday where he watched on as Chief Constable Matt Baggott gave a press conference ahead of the Twelfth.

And on Wednesday evening he talked to protesters in Ardoyne.

Kemp was photographed talking to both parade members and police officers this morning.

Currently in production, the documentary maker has just returned from Mumbai and Calcutta where he investigated India's sex-trafficking industry.

Previous programmes in the series have seen him infiltrate Venezuela's lawless prisons to lift the lid on Chavez's controversial regime, and in the Congo Kemp exposed the militias responsible for an epidemic of sexual violence against women.

He said: “I'm incredibly proud of the films we make for Sky 1.

“We remain dedicated to giving a voice to those caught up in some of the most extreme situations throughout the world.”

The third series of Extreme World will be screened in November.

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