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Ross Kemp unable to speak after smoking Spice


Ross Kemp has revealed he was left unable to speak after inhaling Spice while filming for his new documentary at HMP Belmarsh.

The former EastEnders star has been known to put himself out there for his gritty documentaries, however this takes it to a whole new level.

The 55-year-old inhaled a small amount of the drug, left in a vape by a comatose inmate at the prison in Thamesmead, South East London.

‘I am rarely lost for words however as I turn to camera, I have lost the ability to speak,’ Ross told The Sun about the terrifying experience.

‘My brain has gone blank, my hands are clammy and my mouth is dry. I have just inhaled a tiny amount of Spice residue left in a vape by a comatose prisoner.’

Ross explained that the version of the drug he used is called Man Down and ‘does exactly what it says on the tin’.

It’s made up of a combination of aluminium cleaner and insect killer.

In the documentary, the prison guard warns the actor against taking too much of the drug, with Ross describing the effects as ‘shocking’.

Ross recalled the prisoner who had taken the drug shouting at him to get out of his cell, before being unable to remember their encounter when they spoke the next day.

‘Prison officers and medical staff have responded to a Code Blue, where a prisoner has difficulty breathing or is unconscious,’ Ross explained.

Kemp’s new documentary, which follows the likes of Ross Kemp: Extreme World, follows him as he learns about life inside among among one of the UK’s most notorious prisons.

The series sees him chat to guards and prisoners in the high-security jail, learning about how Belmarsh rehabilitates it is inmates.

He definitely had a dramatic time of it, also experiencing the prison go into lockdown, and seeing how it deals with a protest outside it is walls.

Recently chatting to Metro.co.uk, Ross admitted he feels a sense of ‘guilt’ leaving his wife and kids behind to film the documentaries – however it’s all part of the job.

‘Guilt, I think that’s part and parcel of it,’ he said.

‘But I think, my wife didn’t even know me from my soap days, she met me when I was halfway through Gangs and going to Afghanistan.’