EastEnders star ‘calls off engagement amid cheating claims’

Rows have been, apparently, escalating of late

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EastEnders star Gillian Taylforth has reportedly called off her engagement.

The veteran soap actress, who plays comeback queen Kathy Beale, had been in a relationship with partner Dave Fairbairn for five years.

As Kathy in EastEnders (Credit: BBC)

It is claimed that Gillian, 61, had grown suspicious that Fairbairn was cheating on her.

Their future together is now, apparently “hanging by a thread”.

Dave Fairbairn with Gillian in 2015 (Credit: Wenn)

A well-placed source for the Sun on Sunday said: “She and Dave have been together for many years now, and she felt sure her future was with him.

“But neither of them have been happy for a while. There have been a lot of very fiery rows between them.

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“And recently Dave’s behaviour has led Gill’s friends to question if there is someone else.

Gillian at this year’s national TV awards (Credit: Wenn)

“The engagement has now been totally discarded, and their future is hanging by a very thin thread.

“For the moment, they are still together – just about. But it is incredibly hard to see how they will get through this.”

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Gillian was previously in a relationship ex Geoff Knights for 23 years.

Gillian’s ex Geoff Knights (Credit: Wenn)

She and the father of her two children separated in 2009.

He was subsequently diagnosed with stomach cancer in and died months later.

Fairbairn is reported to be currently battling a second bout of prostate cancer.