Dean Gaffney: I'm ashamed of my past

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 July 2015
Dean Gaffney

Dean Gaffney

'EastEnders' star Dean Gaffney has admitted he feels "ashamed" of his womanising past

Dean Gaffney feels "ashamed" of his womanising past.

The 37-year-old star - who's best known for playing Robbie Jackson in BBC soap 'EastEnders' - has admitted to being unfaithful to his ex-partner Sarah Burge, the mother of his two children, over a 20-year timeframe.

He said: "In 'EastEnders', Robbie Jackson couldn't get laid, but in real life it was all so different.

"Women were my drug and now, looking back, I'm ashamed of my past. How many times did it happen? I couldn't put a figure on it."

Dean, who's set to return to Albert Square after an absence of 12 years, revealed co-star Danny Dyer is in awe of his past exploits.

He told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Danny got told by someone that he looked a little like me, and he responded by saying, 'I only wish I had the life of the legend Dean Gaffney.'

"But I'm in no way proud of what I did to Sarah over the years. It's unforgivable because she is the mother of my daughters and she was the casualty in all this.

"When it came to women, I definitely had a type. It's well known that I liked a woman with a well-formed upper body.

"Whenever Sarah confronted me about my cheating, I'd just deny, deny, deny. She loved me so much, she wanted to believe me."

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