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EastEnders star Dean Gaffney shares adorable pictures of his first grandchild

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EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney has shared cute pictures cradling his first grandchild and vowed to get advice from his famous co-star pal Danny Dyer.

The 43-year-old welcomed his first grandchild Mimi who was seven pounds and 14 ounces after his daughter Chloe, 24, gave birth on July 7.

Dean who played Robbie Jackson in the BBC soap EastEnders, shared the picture of himself cradling new-born Mimi to officially announce her arrival.

He said: “Welcome to this crazy world, my beautiful granddaughter Mimi.

“I am very happy to announce I am a GRANDAD. I can’t believe my baby is now a mother, proud is an understatement.”

The actor joked that he doesn’t “look old enough to be a father let alone a grandfather!”

Yesterday, he shared two new photos to his 90.9 thousand Instagram followers. He captioned the social media post of himself and baby Mimi: “It’s a different kind of love.”

Deans followers were quick to comment, including some well-known faces:

Lucy Benjamin, known for playing Lisa Fowler in EastEnders, said: “There’s Grandad!”

Max Bowden (Ben Michell) commented: “Beautiful.”

Dean revealed he would be getting in contact with his co-star Danny Dyer who plays Mick Carter to get some advice on being a grandpa.

He told The Sun on Sunday: “The only person I know who’s in the same boat as me, is Danny Dyer, who has a grandchild at 43.

“I’ll be calling him for tips. We could do grandaddy day care together!”.

The actor took part in the 2006 series of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, where he struggled with the gruesome eating challenges.

He admitted that while he's excited to become a granddad aged 43, he won't be helping with changing baby Mimi's nappies.

He said: “Anybody who saw me doing the Bushtucker trials on I’m A Celebrity knows I have the world’s worst gag reflex, so unless I’ve got a peg on my nose I’ll be leaving that to her mum and dad.”

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