Robbie Jackson is coming home!

© BBC 2010
© BBC 2010

Dean Gaffney is to return to EastEnders later this year, reprising his role as Robbie Jackson, it has been confirmed.

Gaffney was axed from the soap in 2003, and made two brief returns afterwards. Most recently, he was seen in Albert Square – making a brief return for Bianca’s wedding in 2010.

The actor will return for six episodes, as part of Carol Jackson’s exit from the soap.

Additionally, it has been revealed that Robbie will enter Walford with his five year old son.

Speaking to Digital Spy about his return, the actor said: “He’s back for Carol. He comes back from India and he has a 4-year old son. Obviously he keeps up to date with Sonia and what she has been up to, so he meets her girlfriend Tina. He just comes back to the family.”

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