The audience loved Ross Kemp’s documentary film Theft of the Millennium Dome.
Ross Kemp entertained the audience tonight with his documentary about the Millennium Dome robbery, in which thieves went to extremes to steal a huge diamond – without realizing it was fake.
The former EastEnders actor set the audience on a memorial trip – and introduced others to the wild story – of a group of cunning thieves who conspired to steal £350 million worth of diamonds from DeBeers from the heart of the Millennium Dome before it became an O2 arena.
During a meeting at the ITV dock, Ross met Steve, one of the gunner’s officers who were to make the raid in November 2000.
In fact, everyone is counting on you to arrest them – and if you can’t, it’s up to you, recalls Steve, adding that the government, including the Minister of the Interior, has been informed of the theft that the police have been pursuing on a secret mission for months.
Still stunned by the plan, Steve said: It’s like a movie, if the audience compares it to an Ocean 11 or James Bond story.
In the end, two of the thieves managed to break the dome of the JCB tractor and shatter the glass that had to withstand the attack for 30 minutes.
However, the special police unit was able to interrupt its plan and make arrests within minutes.
The director pointed out that JCB costs more than counterfeit diamonds (Photo: ITV).
The thieves hoped to get away with £350 million in DeBeers diamonds (Photo: ITV).
The thieves were planning to escape on a speedboat parked just outside the Millennium Dome and, more surprisingly, signed the lease agreement with Mr Ty Diamond, who is planning light breadcrumbs for the police.
Earlier, Ross told me how they even lost the keys to one of their cars.
The viewers couldn’t see the best part of the documentary that ended – Ross said the real multi-million dollar diamonds were actually being traded for fake DeBeers, and of course the thieves had no idea.
Ross even pointed out that JCB’s tractor was probably worth more than fake diamonds.
In response to shocking events, one of the viewers twittered: I remember being so fascinated by this project and I can’t believe it happened to the people who were there during the day.
one of the spectators asked: What I don’t understand is what a £350 million diamond gang would do if they weren’t robbed to order. I mean, where they’re gonna tear it up, money converter.
In the same confusion, the others agreed: I still don’t know what they were planning to do. I know I’m selling it, but it would be the hottest place in the world. Impressed with the police surveillance.
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The guys who tried to steal those diamonds from the Millennium Dome had guts! You signed a check for the boat when Mr. T. Diamond responded, another viewer said.
Not at all aware of the robbery, someone called: The documentary #MillenniumDomeHeist was brilliant – I had no idea it was happening!
Ross Kemp’s Millennium Dome flight can be seen at the ITV Hub.
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