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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.

 TV personality Ross Kemp

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. TV personality Ross Kemp 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. PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott with TV personality Ross Kemp 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. TV personality Ross Kemp 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. TV personality Ross Kemp in the back of a police land rover. 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. TV personality Ross Kemp 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. TV personality Ross Kemp 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.
Ross Kemp will walk with marchers towards Ardoyne, the scene of fierce sectarian clashes in recent years.
The PUP tweeted this picture of Ross Kemp talking to loyalist protesters at Ardoyne
Protesters clash with police in Ardoyne following an Orange Order parade in north Belfast during last year's Twelfth
Ross Kemp pictured in Robinson's bar with Grainne McGlone-Keatings from north Belfast
Nationalist protesters clash with police in Ardoyne in north Belfast after an earlier Orange parade returned back past shops in the area. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2012. See PA story ULSTER Orange. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Controversy: Ardoyne last year
In recent years police officers have been pelted with petrol bombs, bricks and bottles while trying to keep the peace following the annual Orange Order demonstration past Ardoyne. Shots have also been fired and last year an explosive device was also hurled towards police lines.
In recent years police officers have been pelted with petrol bombs, bricks and bottles while trying to keep the peace following the annual Orange Order demonstration past Ardoyne. Shots have also been fired and last year an explosive device was also hurled towards police lines.
Rioters clash with police after an Orange march in Ardoyne on July 12, 2012
Nationalists protesters in Ardoyne following an Orange Order parade in North Belfast. Photo Niall Carson/PA Wire
Protesters clash with police in Ardoyne following an Orange Order parade in North Belfast. Niall Carson/PA Wire
Protesters clash with police in Ardoyne following an Orange Order parade in North Belfast. Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ross Kemp has experienced what it’s like to be caught up in the middle of Northern Ireland’s most contentious and volatile Twelfth parade.

The former EastEnders actor turned investigative journalist is currently in Northern Ireland filming for the new series of his Sky1 show Extreme World.

And he received  first-hand insight into parading tensions  when joined bands as they paraded through north Belfast.

He walked with marchers towards Ardoyne, the scene of fierce sectarian clashes in recent years.

This year’s parade will be unprecedented following the ruling by the Parades Commission that Orangemen cannot walk along the stretch of road adjacent to the Ardoyne shops, where most of the trouble in the past has erupted.

An Orange Order source said 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.

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.

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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