Belfast Telegraph

Lennox Kelly's Shameless return

Dean Lennox Kelly is returning to Shameless for its 100th episode - but is worried people have forgotten who he is.

His character Kev Ball was last seen in a Romanian courthouse after he and Veronica (played by Maxine Peake) tried to buy an orphan.

Dean said: "I thought it was going to be like, 'Oh look, Kev's back!' And then Paul Abbott [the creator and writer] kindly reminded me that no one would know who I was."

But he's not giving much away about his storyline.

"I return because Frank's in a bit of trouble and Kev was witness to something that will help him get off. I can give evidence as to where he was at a certain time and why he was in that particular place. Carl rings Kev and I return to try to save the day," Dean said.

The actor has gone on to star in programmes including Married Single Other and Cranford since leaving Shameless, but said: "The 100th episode feels special because it's a milestone. It's flattering to be asked back - George Clooney went back to ER! I am forever Kev. You're always synonymous with one job and I'll always be the guy from Shameless."

:: The 100th episode of Shameless airs on Channel 4 on Tuesday, September 27.


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