EastEnders star Ross Kemp proudly announces he’s become a dad for the third time

He's welcomed twins with wife Renee O'Brien

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Former EastEnders star Ross Kemp has revealed he’s become a dad for the third time.

The actor is already a doting dad to his two other children – one son from his previous relationship with Nicola Coleman and another little boy with current wife Renee O’Brien.

The couple are now proud parents to three gorgeous children as Ross proudly announced the arrival of their newborn twins.

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The star, who played Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap, shared the news on Twitter to his 125K fans.

Alongside a photo of him dressed in scrubs while in the delivery room with one of the doctors Ross wrote: “BIG THANKS to Lawrence Impey and his team. Very happy Dad again!”

Fans are already rushing to congratulate the actor.

One tweeted: “Congratulations to you both and your new bundle of joy.”

Another said: “Congratulations Ross lovely news, hope both mum and baby are well.”

Ross and Renee tied the knot in 2012 and kept their first pregnancy private until their son arrived in April 2015.

The presenter announced the happy news alongside a super adorable photo on his social media account.

He wrote: “What a day! Mum and baby doing well, Dad very proud! 6lbs 7oz, born at 10:54am. Happy boy, asleep already!”

Before marrying Renee Ross, 53, welcomed his first son with ex Nicola.

He was also married to Rebekah Brooks before divorcing in 2009.

The star is known for playing iconic soap character Grant in the long-running soap.

But since leaving the soap Ross has bagged his own documentary series, Extreme World, which saw him travel to several places around the world to investigate extreme criminal activity.

The star wrapped up filming last year on the latest series of the show – which aired earlier this year.

Back in July Ross appeared on This Morning and revealed some shocking stories about the people he met on his travels.

Recalling a moment where one man made him lose all control, Ross described his anger when meeting him.

The man had confessed to killing around 300 girls, and Ross said that this man had “felt sorry for himself”, and cried in front of him while filming in India.

He told hosts Amanda Holden and Ben Shephard: “Over the series it’s been really hard and the hardest for me was in India when I met someone who was trafficking young girls for sex.

“And he’s on camera, I didn’t know he was going to do it, and admitted to killing around 300 of them.

“My translator heard it first and started crying, then he started crying and I got so angry because he started feeling sorry for himself.

“I don’t mind meeting bad people and interviewing them but when they start feeling sorry for themselves and the things that they do. That was the only time I really nearly lost it.”

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“I terminated the interview and said get him out of my sight before I kill him. He had armed guys with him so I probably wasn’t going to get away with doing that,” he added.

He also revealed that he’s met some of the most dangerous people and ended up in some very scary situations.

After Trump was elected as president, the actor said that he found himself being abused by protesters.

Ross explained: “It was an odd situation.

“I was with the white racist power organisation. I was called a Nazi and had bottles thrown at me. I was called a pig.

“Demonstrators on both sides were carrying assault rifles…”

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