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EastEnders' Dean Gaffney: Wellard Two camera shy

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EastEnders' Dean Gaffney: Wellard Two camera shy

'EastEnders' actor Dean Gaffney says Wellard Two is camera shy.

The 37-year-old star recently reprised his role as Robbie Jackson in the BBC One soap and was presented with a new German Shepherd puppy following the death of his beloved dog Wellard.

However, Dean's now admitted the aptly named Wellard Two isn't quite as comfortable on screen as his predecessor.

He explained: "It took two hours to shoot the smallest scene with the dog. All he had to do was come into the room and meet me.

"But because he was a newborn puppy, he was really scared. There were just so many people in the room.

"In the first take he just went running off and he never came back.

"At one point we had seven cameras on the dog, just to get the shot. I was thinking, 'What about me?' "

Meanwhile, Dean has confessed he's currently single and isn't a fan of online dating.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "There's been a few sexy tweets and a lot of them have been saying, 'Wow, Dean Gaffney seems to get better with age' ... But I would rather go out with people the old-fashioned way, instead of meeting someone on Tinder or Twitter."