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Dean Gaffney applies for MI5 job: 'How hard can it be?'

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Dean Gaffney has claimed that he has applied for a job at MI5.

Although candidates are usually required to keep their applications secret, the former EastEnders actor said that has responded to an online advert for a Mobile Surveillance Officer with the secret service.

"I've got an enquiring mind, so I thought I'd give it a go," he told The Sun. "I love spy films and the whole James Bond thing.

"MI5 put out an advert looking for people and I thought, 'How hard can it be?' Most spies spend their lives pretending to be people who they're not. I do that for a living."

The MI5 job advertisement read: "Join us as a Mobile Surveillance Officer at MI5 and help keep people across the UK safe.

"A valued member of a diverse team, you'll follow subjects of national security investigations by foot and by car.

Dean Gaffney  arriving at No. 37 Bar, Dawson Street Dublin, Ireland - 07.07.12

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"Your observation skills, quick thinking and ability to fit into your environment means you'll be able to make a big contribution."

A friend of Gaffney's stated that he applied for the job after struggling to find acting work in recent years.

"There wasn't much acting work around so Dean had a look at what else was out there," the friend said.

"That's when he saw the MI5 advert and figured it was worth applying. He's not heard back yet - but fingers crossed."

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