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Dean Gaffney Biography

Updated On 12 Apr, 2023 Published On 29 Aug, 2017
Dean Gaffney
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Date of Birth :
Age : 46 years old
Family Name : Gaffney
Birth Country : United Kingdom
Birth Sign : Aquarius
Height : 5 feet 5 inch

Relationship short Statistics of Dean Gaffney

What is Dean Gaffney marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): In Relation
How many children does Dean Gaffney have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Dean Gaffney having any relationship affair ?: Yes2 affair
Is Dean Gaffney Gay ? No

Dean Maritn Gaffney, better known as Dean Gaffney, is a British actor. He is known for his role Robbie Jackson in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 1992 to 2003. He also participated in the famous television show like I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, as a contestant.

Early Life

Gaffney was born on 14th February 1978, in Hammersmith, London, England and belongs to the Caucasian race. From childhood, he was passionate about acting.

He attended St. Mark’s Catholic School, Hounslow and later learned acting from Sylvia Young Theater School in Marylebone and Corona Theater School in Ken Bridge.  


Dean made his first stage appearance in 1991 in the Samuel Beckett's play, Waiting for Godot, where he portrayed the character of the boy (alternating with another actor) along with Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. He has done several stage act including The Unexpected Guest, Calander Girls, A Murder is Announced and Peter Pan.

In 1993, he made his guest appearance in the British police procedural television series, The Bill, created by Geoff McQueen. His role as Robbie Jackson in the long-running British soap opera, EastEnders created by Julia and Tony Holland rose his popularity among the viewers.

The team of EastEnders has played over 5,552 episodes till 25th August 2017. The TV show starred Danny Dyer, Steve McFadden, Ross Kemp, Adam Woodyatt, Samantha Womack, June  Brown, Kellie Bright, Emma Barton, Jacqueline Jossa, Gillian Taylforth and so on.

In February 2010, the team reunited with Bianca Jackson and celebrated EastEnders 25th anniversary. After the anniversary, he along with Natalie Cassidy left the show but due to his brilliant act, the producer, and director of the show called him back to the show.

In 2003, he participated in ITV reality television series The Club, where he took on management of a bar in a London club named Nylon and competed with celebrities, Richard Blackwood and Samantha Fox, later winning the competition. He then appeared in the movie Rain in Hell.

After appearing on a different reality show, he participated in a British survival reality television game show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, in 2006. He was the eighth person to be voted out of the jungle and left the show one day before the finale. He also took part in a dancing reality show, Let’s Dance for Comic Relief along with Natalie Cassidy, Claire Sweeney, and Ricky Grovers in 2013.  

Moreover, he has worked for MTV and has shared some of his favorite songs which aired on MTV hits. The show was named Dean Gaffney’s Well Ard Hits in August 2008. Also, he has done some of the adverts for the washing powder Daz as part of their running Cleaner Close advert.

Personal Life

Currently, Dean is dating, a model, Rebekah Ward, since April 2016. The duo first met each other through the help of a mutual friend which was just a casual meeting. After a year as boyfriend and girlfriend, they are still together and enjoying a romantic life.

Before dating Rebekah, Dean was in a love relationship with Sarah Burge. She was his girlfriend and later got engaged. Their relationship lasted for 10 years and the reason for the break up was Dean cheating on his girlfriend with another female. While in the relationship they had twin daughter: Chloe and Charlott, born in 1997. 

In January 2013, Dean suffered serious head injury when his car collided with the central reservation on the A38 in Derby. He admitted that he had not been wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. In the car accident, he might have been brain damaged, luckily he did survive in that accident.

Net Worth

Dean is one of the versatile British actor, who got popularity through his acting in the British soap opera EastEnders. He has successfully collected an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Dean Gaffney Affairs

  1. First Affair with Sarah Burge

    Firstly, Dean Gaffney was in love relationship with Sarah Burge. The couple even got engaged but split after Dean cheated on his girlfriend with another woman.

  2. Second Affair with Rebekah Ward

    Dean Gaffney is currently dating Rebekah Ward, a model, since April 2016. Though the couple has an age difference of 16 years, despite they have a strong bond.

Dean Gaffney Children


Mother: Sarah Burge

Born in 1997, Chloe is one of the twin daughters of Sarah Burge and Dean Gaffney.

DAUGHTER : Charlott

Mother: Sarah Burge

Born in 1997, Charlott is the second twin daughter of Sarah Burge and Dean Gaffney.

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