EastEnders legend reveals he’s become a grandfather for the second time at just 44 | The Sun

EASTENDERS legend Dean Gaffney has become a grandfather for the second time at the age of 44.

The actor – who is best known for playing Robbie Jackson on the BBC One soap – shared the exciting news on Friday.

The TV star posted a sweet photo of the adorable baby girl after one of his twin daughters, Chloe, 25, gave birth.

He penned alongside the photo of the sleeping tot: "Grandchild number 2!

"Welcome to the world baby Penelope.

"Born: 23-01-23/ 6 pound 10oz. So nice for Mimi to have a sister."


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Dean shared a snap of the newborn as she lay tucked up in the warm under a white blanket.

His celebrity raced to congratulate the star on the new addition to his family, with Towie's Liam Gatsby writing: "You don’t look old enough to be a grandad u little sort."

His former co-star Natalie Cassidy simply gushed: "Beautiful," with a heart emoji.

While Coronation Street star Andy Whyment posted: "Congratulations mate."

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In October, Dean revealed that he was set to become a grandfather for the second time.

Posting a sweet picture of his granddaughter, Mimi, he wrote:  “So Mimi, you are telling me I'm going to be a grandad for the second time.[ red heart emoji]"

Dean's loyal fans and friends soon flooded him with comments.

One fan wrote: "Congratulations it's lovely being a grandparent, you can hand them back at the end of the day."

Another gushed: "Surely you are too young to be a grandad."

Dean, who is known for playing Robbie on the BBC soap EastEnder's, is dad to stunning twins Charlotte and Chloe Burge.

Chloe works as a PR for popular clothing brand Pretty Little Thing.

Charlotte and Chloe’s mum is Sarah Burge, who Dean met when he was just 15.

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They dated for 22 years, but split in June 2015 – not long after Dean addressed pictures which appeared to show him looking close to another woman.

Even though his relationship with their mum didn’t work out, Dean is very close to his daughters and regularly posts snaps of them on Instagram calling them “beautiful” and referring to them as his “princesses”.

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