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Wednesday 19th June 2019

EastEnders SPOILER: Dean Gaffney will be returning as Robbie Jackson!

His character has been away in India

Dean Gaffney will return to EastEnders on June 3 after an absence of some months.

The 41-year-old actor plays Robbie Jackson in the BBC soap, and after his character has been spending time in India doing some "soul searching", it has now been confirmed he'll return to Walford in just under two weeks time on Monday, June 3.

Robbie won't be returning alone (Credit: BBC)

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The news was confirmed in a short synopsis of the episode, which indicates he won't becoming back to Albert Square "alone".

It reads: "Kat drops a bombshell leaving Stacey furious. Robbie returns to the Square but he's not alone. Tensions simmer between Phil and Louise."

The soap's official website also hints his half-sister Sonia (Natalie Cassidy) will be confused by his "odd" behaviour, but gives no other plot details away.

The soap's official website also hints his half-sister Sonia will be confused by his "odd" behaviour (Credit: BBC)

Back in March, Dean revealed his character had headed to India to "right some wrongs", and hinted that he might come back to Walford with a new love interest.

Robbie has been off in India soul-searching. He's gone to right some wrongs, cross some T's and dot some I’s

He told Digital Spy: "Robbie has been off in India soul-searching. He's gone to right some wrongs, cross some T's and dot some I's.

"When he comes back, which is not too long now, is he alone, has he found love?"

And in November last year, Dean said he was desperate for Robbie to find love again after he and ex-girlfriend Donna Yates (Lisa Hammond) split up over the summer, and at the time had his sights set on Minute Mart employee Honey Mitchell (Emma Barton).

Robbie and Donna split up (Credit: BBC)

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He said at the time: "Honey is good, I think Honey's a good character because she's kind of ditzy, a bit like Robbie.

"It would work well, I think.

"He had a great time with Donna, obviously, and now she's gone he's kind of moping around the Square.

"It would be nice to get a bit of love back in his life."

EastEnders is on Mondays and Fridays at 8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm.

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