The 52-year-old EastEnders star – who previously said that he had been shot at by ISIS snipers while filming his documentary Ross Kemp: The Fight Against ISIS – spoke out about the terrifying incident in a new interview.
Ross recalled: "In that situation it certainly goes through your mind that you could be killed.
“We were totally on our own. We were very much in the hands of a tribe down in the south. At one point we were asked to leave and we had a number of people outside the building who had weapons.
“The tribe that we were with had to defend us because the clan wanted to take us. It was a stand-off for about 12 hours.
“There was a family with guns on one side and another with guns on the other side.”
Ross Kemp was in a 12-hour stand-off while filming in Libya
Actor said it was the 'most dangerous' filming he's ever done
There was a family with guns on one side and another with guns on the other side.
Ross – who was filming in the desert city of Sabha, South of Tripoli, which is at the heart of Libya's smuggling and human trafficking trade – went on to tell the Daily Star: “It was far more dangerous than being in Iraq. At least there we were embedded with the Kurds.
"We knew the barriers of where we were safe at any one time. But in Libya you are not safe.
"I think it’s the best film we’ve ever made but it was also the most dangerous. The chance of being kidnapped out there is outrageous.”
Ross' latest comments come after he previously visited war-torn areas of the Middle East in a bid to represent those at the front-line risking their lives to put an end to ISIS.
Ross recalled the terrifying incident in a new interview
Ross previously revealed that he was shot at by ISIS snipers
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The actor and his crew tried to cross the Euphrates river which had little cover to hide from any potential gun shots.
He explained at the time: "Our route to safety was dangerously exposed. The sniper opened fire on us as I was just a few feet from cover and the crew were still trying to get across."
Fortunately, all members of the team escaped unharmed and continued their journey in the tumultuous battleground of jihadi extremists.
The latest series of Ross' Sky show Ross Kemp: Extreme World is set to air on February 21.