Former EastEnders star Ross Kemp to open new Go Outdoors store in Ipswich

Actor, author and BAFTA award-winning investigative journalist Ross Kemp. Photo: Justin Downing / BS

Actor, author and BAFTA award-winning investigative journalist Ross Kemp. Photo: Justin Downing / BSkyB - Credit: Archant

It’ll be BAFTA winning investigative journalist Ross Kemp’s turn to be quizzed when he opens Go Outdoors Ipswich superstore next month.

The author and actor, famous for playing hard man Grant Mitchell in EastEnders, will be at the Anglian Retail Park shop from 9am. He’ll cut the ceremonial ribbon before welcoming customers and taking part in a question and answer session.

Kemp, now known for his Extreme World documentaries, said he was honoured to be part of the opening on June 10 and looked forward to meeting people.

“For me, encouraging the public to get outdoors is really important. There is a big world out there with endless adventures to be had, a little encouragement and the right kit is all you need to explore. GO Outdoors has equipped me on many of my own adventures, of which I’ll share some stories at the launch,” he added.

A day of family fun festivities and adventure has been planned including face-painting, balloon modelling and a bouncy castle.


You may also want to watch:


There will be competitions throughout the day with prizes including a Vango family tent, a Calibre bike, a Weird Fish family clothing bundle and a camping cooker. The first 200 families through the doors will receive a £20 gift voucher.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter