Dean Gaffney has reportedly been axed from EastEnders after ‘begging a stranger for sexy pictures.’ The star, who returned a couple of years ago as Robbie Jackson, has already had his final scenes aired as Robbie was seen heading abroad to look after his injured son Sami.
Metro.co.uk has approached EastEnders for comment and are awaiting response. According to the Daily Star, Dean said he was using the time to reflect and give himself ‘a step in the right direction’.
Bosses allegedly terminated his contract after it was claimed that he contacted a random girl online and asked her for intimate pictures.
Dental nurse Theresa Hayman alleged that Gaffney, 41, messaged her on Facebook in the middle of the night asking her for the images of her ‘boobs and bum’.
A source stated: ‘Dean knows he’s made some bad decisions and he is working hard to get his life back on track. He split up from his long-term girlfriend and then he lost his job. But he knows he only has himself to blame.
‘He’s always been a popular member of the cast and everyone loves Robbie Jackson so it’s a real shame that he will no longer be on our screens.’
He added: ‘Dean knows that he was given a huge opportunity when he returned to EastEnders full-time two years ago after a number of guest stints.
But his break-up with Rebekah hit him hard and he spent a lot of the summer out in Ibiza. Whenever he wasn’t filming he’d be off for the weekend.
‘He was telling friends out there what had been going on and how he was coming to the end of his contract when his bosses found out what he’d done and decided not to renew his contract for now.’
The door has been left open for the actor to return.