09 January 2020 18:40

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Ross Kemp inhales Spice so strong it left him unable to speak during HMP Belmarsh documentary

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On top of inhaling terrifying zombie drug spice in his documentary Welcome To HMP Belmarsh With Ross Kemp, the former EastEnders star caught up with Robison – although he had doubts about 'giving extremists a platform'. 'How have you enjoyed Belmarsh?' Ross asked, and not long after Robinson welled up. Robinson cried when Ross Kemp asked him how he was (Picture: ITV) Ross Kemp's documentary airs tonight (Picture: ITV) Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was released from Belmarsh on Friday 13 September 2019 having been jailed for filming defendants in a grooming trial and live-streaming it on Facebook. Welcome To HMP Belmarsh With Ross Kemp airs tonight at 9pm on ITV. MORE: Ross Kemp recalls horror of inhaling terrifying prison zombie drug Spice at HMP Belmarsh: 'I couldn't actually speak' MORE: Ross Kemp unable to speak after inhaling Spice for shocking new HMP Belmarsh documentary Ross Kemp was left unable to speak after inhaling spice from a prisoner's vape while filming his new documentary Welcome to HMP Belmarsh.

The former EastEnders star inhaled a small amount of the drug, which was left in a vape by a comatose inmate at the prison in south-east London. Handmaid's Tale (2017-) Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, set in a pious patriarchal state, lost its way in the second series, but the first, which arrived a few months after Trump entered the White House, was a triumph. Money Heist (2017-) Perhaps the trashiest show on this list, but trash of the highest grade, Money Heist is Netflix's most popular non-English series, a hit across Europe and South America, with 34m accounts watching this year's Part 3 in its first week of release. Happy Valley (2014-) This Yorkshire-set, Bafta-festooned series gave us Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire), a pleasingly complex, no-nonsense police sergeant up to her neck in rapists, murderers, addicts and the odd ailing sheep, together with some superbly earthy dialogue courtesy of writer Sally Wainwright. This is England (2010-15) The first spin-off series from Shane Meadows' 2007 film, about a gang of ex-skinheads from the Midlands, was set during the 1986 World Cup, and remains one of the great British dramas, depicting working class lives with humanity and humour.

The new documentary follows Kemp as he learns about life inside the Category A prison. Kemp spent six months filming at Belmarsh, which has been home to some of the country's most notorious criminals, including Ian Huntley, Lee Rigby's killers, Ronnie Biggs and black cab rapist John Worboys. The new show follows Kemp's documentary series Extreme World, which has seen him travel investigate homelessness, illicit trade, drug addiction, violence, poverty and sex trafficking. Welcome to HMP Belmarsh with Ross Kemp airs on Thursday 9 January at 9pm on ITV. Ross Kemp got candid about his experience of getting high on Spice in HMP Belmarsh.

Inside prison walls, the former EastEnders star inhaled a microscopic amount of the drug residue left in an inmate's vape which left him unable to speak for a new documentary. Ross pointed out the drug stops people's ability to function - just as he had demonstrated when he was left unable to speak. In defence of the prison, the soap star insisted there was not a jail in the world clean of drugs. Ross claimed the substance was more rare in HMP Belmarsh which made the drug "far more expensive" for prisoners to purchase. He said: "There's not a prison in the world that doesn't have drugs in it.

Ross showed no signs of fear when he visited the jail known for imprisoning the UK's worst criminals. Welcome to HMP Belmarsh With Ross Kemp starts on Thursday January 9. Ross Kemp has recalled the moment he got so high after inhaling Spice that he was left unable to speak. While the documentary was filmed, the prison was home to 187 murderers and 17 terrorists. Welcome To HMP Belmarsh With Ross Kemp starts on Thursday, January 9, on ITV at 9pm.