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EastEnders’ Dean Gaffney flouts lockdown rules as he joins 40 revellers to party with strippers

EastEnders star Dean Gaffney flouts lockdown rules as he joins 40 revellers to party with strippers… months after suspecting he’d contracted COVID-19

  • The actor, 42, was among dozens of revellers in attendance at the two-day party
  • Several snaps from the event were shared on on social media over the weekend
  • He attended the party in Huddersfield, more than 200 miles from his Essex home
  • Also among guests were reality TV stars Josh Ritchie, 26, and Marty McKenna, 25
  • Government guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic prohibit mass gatherings
  • In March, the actor revealed that he was experiencing coronavirus symptoms 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Dean Gaffney was shown to have breached lockdown rules over the weekend, as he joined 40 revellers to party with strippers at a fancy dress bash.

The EastEnders star, 42, was pictured among the partygoers in a number of shots shared on Instagram, where it was revealed that the revelry went on for two days.

While current rules prohibit mass gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the actor was seen comfortably mingling with the crowd as he soaked up the festivities in Huddersfield – more than 200 miles from his Essex home. 

We like to party: Dean Gaffney was shown to have breached lockdown rules over the weekend, as he joined 40 revellers to party with strippers at a fancy dress bash

A source told The Sun: ‘It was a two-day party and day one was fancy dress. Lots of Instagram ­models and wannabe glamour models were invited from all over the UK.

‘There was a lot going on all over the house and a lot of booze and other substances taken. The hot tub also saw a lot of action.

‘Dean wants to get his TV career back on track but being associated with things like this can’t help him.’

Revellers: The EastEnders star, 42, was pictured among the partygoers in a number of shots shared on Instagram, where it was revealed that the revelry went on for two days

Revellers: The EastEnders star, 42, was pictured among the partygoers in a number of shots shared on Instagram, where it was revealed that the revelry went on for two days

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Dean Gaffney for comment. 

Also among guests at the party were Ex On The Beach star Josh Ritchie, 25, and Marty McKenna, 25, of Geordie Shore fame.

The birthday girl, who goes by the name Donna Bee, also took to Instagram to share a collection of images from the celebrations, held to mark her turning 27. 

In March, when the pandemic was at its height, Dean revealed he was convinced he had contracted novel coronavirus after losing his sense of smell and taste.

He took to Instagram after seeing updated government guidelines on symptoms of COVID-19 and declared ‘oh s***’.

He wrote: ‘I haven’t been able to smell or taste for 5 days… oh s**t.’ 

He then posted on his Instagram Stories, writing: ‘Boris and his conservative team… hats off to you,’ alongside some heart and clapping emojis.’ 

Medical experts had stressed that older people and those with underlying health conditions wee at greater risk of falling seriously ill from the virus.  

But it hasn’t left children and younger people free to continue their lives as normal, with experts constantly reminding them that they must comply with social distancing measures. 

In recent weeks, lockdown rules have been loosened, with groups of up to six being allowed to gather social outdoors.

Monday also saw the reopening of non-essential businesses, with shoppers across the nation crowding clothing stores as a result. 

Health scare: In March, when the pandemic was at its height, Dean revealed he was convinced he had contracted novel coronavirus after losing his sense of smell and taste

Health scare: In March, when the pandemic was at its height, Dean revealed he was convinced he had contracted novel coronavirus after losing his sense of smell and taste 

Role: Screen star Dean, 42, is best known for playing Robbie Jackson in BBC soap EastEnders

Role: Screen star Dean, 42, is best known for playing Robbie Jackson in BBC soap EastEnders 

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