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Dean Gaffney has proudly revealed that he has become a granddad at the age of 43.

The former EastEnders star made the sweet announcement in a post shared on his Instagram account on Tuesday morning, where he revealed that his daughter Chloe had given birth to a little girl with her partner Declan.

"Welcome to this crazy world, my beautiful granddaughter Mimi," the besotted actor wrote in the caption alongside a snap of him cradling the newborn.

"I am very happy to announce I am a GRANDAD. I can't believe my baby is now a mother, proud is an understatement," he added.

Dean added: "Chloe and Declan you're going to be amazing parents. X

"Baby Mimi, born: 07.07.2021.. 7 pound 14oz."

The former I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! star also couldn't resist joking about his youthful good looks.

"Just to thank everyone in advance, I know I don't look old enough to be a father let alone a grandfather," he humoured.

Dean, best known for his role as Robbie Jackson, is Dad to Chloe and her twin sister Charlotte with his former childhood sweetheart Sarah Burge.

It appears that Chloe, who works for Pretty Little Things, found love on he own accord after Dean previously revealed that he had banned his daughters from appearing on the popular dating show Love Island.

Slamming contestants on the show as "not been having brought up well", the soap star added: "It's not right, and I certainly don't want to have my daughters on that."

He continued to the Daily Star: "They don't want to do Love Island. They have their own careers. They've both done well, and I am proud of them.

Dean split from the twins' mother Sarah split in 2015 following claims of infidelity.

Speaking previously about his unfaithfulness to his daughters' mum, Sarah, he said: "Women were my drug, and now, looking back, I'm ashamed of my past.

"How many times did it happen? I couldn't put a finger on it. Whenever Sarah confronted me about my cheating, I'd just deny, deny, deny."

Despite the parting of ways with his ex, Dean recently revealed he was closer than ever with his daughters as he shared a snap with the caption: "Family really is everything at this time."

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