DEAN Gaffney left Celebs Go Dating viewers in hysterics after being turned down by a potential date – insisting the woman was “a Corrie fan.”
The former soap star – who is best known for playing Robbie Jackson on EastEnders – has recruited the agency from the popular E4 dating show following his split from girlfriend Rebekah Ward last year.
Dean Gaffney was awkwardly rejected on Celebs Go Dating[/caption]
However, Dean’s CGD debut wasn’t without its setbacks after being pied by a potential date.
After asking Martine out for drinks, she said: “I think on this occasion I’ll probably say no.”
Despite the rejection, Dean, 42, was quick to add: “You must be a Corrie fan.”
The moment was a hit with viewers on Twitter.
Dean asked the woman out for a drink[/caption]
Martine pied Dean during tonight’s show[/caption]
One wrote: “Already suspect Dean Gaffney is going to be the comedy gift that keeps giving on this.”
Another said: “Dean Gaffney is a joker.”
A third commented: “I think Dean Gaffney reacted well to being pied.”
Earlier on in the mixer, Dean was left red-faced after being mocked for his age.
The actor has enlisted the help of the celebrity dating agency[/caption]
He split from model girlfriend Rebekah last year[/caption]
Dean is best known for playing Robbie Jackson on EastEnders[/caption]
The EastEnders star confidently walked up to two girls sat at a table and said: “Alright ladies. What’s your name darlin’?”
One girl in particular caught the actors eye – Tasha – who he then went on to complement and ask where she was from.
“Essex,” she replied, “Where about’s in Essex?,” he asked back.
When his date explained that she was from Romford the star took the chance to talk about how much he likes her hometown – but little did he know that this would enable them to take the mickey out of his age.
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“Romford’s nice. I had my 18th birthday in a club called the Hippodrome. It’s changed now I think it’s a bowling alley,” Dean said to spark up conversation.
His other date cheekily asked: “How long ago was that?!”
Last year, the star was dumped by model girlfriend Rebekah – who was 16 years his junior – after three years together.
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