This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield spoke to EastEnders star Ross Kemp about his new show, Britain's Volunteer Army.

And famous hard man Ross showed his softer side as he revealed a touching moment while filming the show moved him to tears.

The show sees Ross meeting some of the many heroes among the British public who are volunteering during the coronavirus crisis and helping the most vulnerable in our society.

Speaking via a video interview, Ross spoke about a hospital volunteer called Ryan who touched his heart.

Ross revealed he reminded one volunteer of his dad, who had recently died

"Ryan's dad sadly passed away due to COVID-19 in a local hospital down in Egham, and he raised a heck of a lot of money.

"But I think talking to me really brought back the pain of losing his dad, and I ended up having a little tear.

"But that's one example of so many people who have sadly suffered during this crisis."

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A sweet preview clip of the show showed a volunteer hurrying Ross on while he worked in a gin distillery making hand sanitiser, and Ross also helped to sew scrubs for NHS workers.

"There was a real need for us to come together, and we answered that call, ten million we believe have done something, whether its making PPE or checking on a neighbour they've never spoken to before and said hello," said Ross.

He added that it was important to remember the victories and positives that had come out of the crisis, including communities becoming much closer.

Ross also talked about his upcoming Dementia documentary that features his former EastEnders co star Barbara Windsor, who is living with the illness.

He said his friendship with Barbara and her partner, Scott Mitchell, was the "catalyst" for the documentary, and he emphasised the disease is "still the biggest killer in the UK, and it's set to double over the next ten years".