Dean Gaffney to leave 'EastEnders'
Gaffney will leave along with onscreen partner Bindya Solanki in the New Year.
"Dean and Bindya have contributed an enormous amount to the programme," said executive producer Louise Berridge. "However, we do feel that the characters have reached the end of their natural course in the show, and they will both be leaving in Spring 2003.
"It is always sad to be saying goodbye to a good double act, and especially to a long-running character like Robbie Jackson, so we will be leaving the door open for both characters."