Blue O Two were recently delighted to welcome Ross Kemp on board their award-winning Red Sea liveaboard Blue Melody. He was filming for his latest documentary series, Ross Kemp: Deep Sea Treasure Hunter, and the first part of his Red Sea adventure aired last night on Sky History.
The series follows Ross as he explores remnants of some of the most-significant moments in British history, and during his stay on Blue Melody, he uncovered some of Britain’s Imperial past in the Red Sea.
Other episodes include a visit to the site of one of the most famous shipwrecks ever discovered, the Mary Rose, to mark the 40th anniversary of the ship being raised. Ross and his team also dived abandoned D-Day and Cornish wrecks. Among others in his team, Ross was joined in the Red Sea by marine archaeologist Mallory Hass and legendary dive leader Neil Brock, as well as safety diver Mark Culwick.
Aside from his many other exploits, Ross is a recognised figure in the UK diving industry – he delighted packed-out audiences at the Go Diving Show 2023 as one of the keynote speakers.
Mel Hicks, Blue O Two’s customer representative in the Red Sea resort, gave the low down of her experience with Ross.
“I spent the day with him and the crew on Saturday as we had a bus to go around Hurghada and do some filming on land. He got recognized by some Brits on holiday while we were out and was very down to Earth and chilled out about it – not like his Eastenders character at all!
“I asked him if he gets recognized a lot still and does he mind it. He said not at all. When he’s out drinking, people often like to buy him drinks and have a good knees up, like Grant would do in the Old Vic pub, and only the occasional drunk ones want to try and fight with him.
“The crew were constantly joking with him while we were driving around and he took it really well. News got around Hurghada that he was here and he said he would be happy to sign autographs/photos to send to people as he couldn’t make a night out due to prepping for filming.
“For his departure transfer, Teresa and I did sing the theme tune to Eastenders for him, which if you have ever heard me singing karaoke, it’s not a pleasant experience!”
Catch Ross Kemp: Deep Sea Treasure Hunter on Sky History on Mondays at 9pm.