Dean Gaffney EXC: EastEnders star admits he’s glad his twin daughters are avoiding the spotlight

He is a doting father to twin daughters Chloe and Charlotte from his previous relationship with ex-fiancée Sarah Burge.

And Dean Gaffney has admitted he’s delighted the 22-year-olds lead lives away from the spotlight while promoting his new Virgin Trains campaign in an exclusive interview with MailOnline.

The EastEnders actor, 41, who serves as a judge for finding the new voices of the company’s onboard talking toilets, revealed his children haven’t following in his acting footsteps as they’re aware the TV business ‘has its dark side’. 

Dean Gaffney has admitted he's delighted his twin daughters Chloe and Charlotte, 22, lead lives away from the spotlight in an exclusive interview with MailOnline

Dean Gaffney has admitted he's delighted his twin daughters Chloe and Charlotte, 22, lead lives away from the spotlight in an exclusive interview with MailOnline

 Dean Gaffney has admitted he’s delighted his twin daughters Chloe and Charlotte, 22, lead lives away from the spotlight in an exclusive interview with MailOnline

Soap star Dean, who previously claimed his children would never apply for Love Island as they have been ‘brought up well’, touched on the direction of his daughter’s full-time careers.

The TV personality shared: ‘With reality shows, it’s never been for them. They’re at an age where they’ve mapped out their life. We all love reality shows, they’re our guilty pleasure, but they’re just not that interested. They’ve got their full-time careers and their partners. 

‘With acting, they know the business has its dark side, and there’s time when you’re not in full-time employment. I think they know it’s a business where I’m extremely lucky to have been working for 26 years. 

Candid: While promoting his new Virgin Trains campaign, the EastEnders star, 41, revealed his children haven't following in his acting footsteps as they're aware the TV business 'has its dark side'

Candid: While promoting his new Virgin Trains campaign, the EastEnders star, 41, revealed his children haven't following in his acting footsteps as they're aware the TV business 'has its dark side'

Candid: While promoting his new Virgin Trains campaign, the EastEnders star, 41, revealed his children haven’t following in his acting footsteps as they’re aware the TV business ‘has its dark side’

Making their own lanes: 'With reality shows, it¿s never been for them. They¿re at an age where they¿ve mapped out their life', the soap star explained

Making their own lanes: 'With reality shows, it¿s never been for them. They¿re at an age where they¿ve mapped out their life', the soap star explained

Making their own lanes: ‘With reality shows, it’s never been for them. They’re at an age where they’ve mapped out their life’, the soap star explained

'Not for them': He previously claimed his children would never apply for Love Island as they have been 'brought up well' (pictured Georgia Steel and Sam Bird)

'Not for them': He previously claimed his children would never apply for Love Island as they have been 'brought up well' (pictured Georgia Steel and Sam Bird)

‘Not for them’: He previously claimed his children would never apply for Love Island as they have been ‘brought up well’ (pictured Georgia Steel and Sam Bird)

‘For every one person, there’s a thousand people that aren’t working. I’m happy they’re in full time employment, and it’s a horrible cold world when you’re not working.’ 

Charlotte and Chloe are Dean’s daughters with his former long-term partner Sarah. The couple of 22 years, who met when they were just 15-years-old, announced their split in June 2015, after he admitted to cheating on her with a string of women. 

Less than a year later, the actor embarked on a relationship with current girlfriend Rebekah Ward, 25.

Dean currently serves as the face for Virgin Trains’ latest campaign, the (Toilet) Role of a Lifetime, in which the actor is helping launch the company’s search for the new voice of their onboard talking toilets.   

Smitten: Dean shares his daughters with ex-fiancée Sarah Burge, who he split from in 2015. Less than a year later, he embarked on a relationship with Rebekah Ward, 25 (left)

Smitten: Dean shares his daughters with ex-fiancée Sarah Burge, who he split from in 2015. Less than a year later, he embarked on a relationship with Rebekah Ward, 25 (left)

Smitten: Dean shares his daughters with ex-fiancée Sarah Burge, who he split from in 2015. Less than a year later, he embarked on a relationship with Rebekah Ward, 25 (left)

New project: Dean currently serves as the face for Virgin Trains' latest campaign, the (Toilet) Role of a Lifetime, in which the actor is helping launch the company's search for new voice of their onboard talking toilets

New project: Dean currently serves as the face for Virgin Trains' latest campaign, the (Toilet) Role of a Lifetime, in which the actor is helping launch the company's search for new voice of their onboard talking toilets

New project: Dean currently serves as the face for Virgin Trains’ latest campaign, the (Toilet) Role of a Lifetime, in which the actor is helping launch the company’s search for new voice of their onboard talking toilets

Sharing details about his role in the campaign, he shared: ‘The campaign is a tongue-in-cheek idea and a parody of myself. 

‘With the advert, my acting career has dried up so I attempt to audition for a Shakespearean play, but I end up at an audition to be the voice of the box. After lacking a certain je ne sais quoi, I’m now helping with the audition process. 

‘Virgin are making the search more personable, a bit light-hearted and quirky. If you’re going on a train to Liverpool, you’d want to hear someone with a Liverpudlian accent. We’re looking for a witty voice with banter. We want someone to have sunshine in their voice, nothing monotone.’

Dean has launched Virgin Trains’ nationwide search to find new voices for their onboard talking toilets – this truly is the (toilet) role of a lifetime. Members of the public are invited to submit their audition here.  

Hilarious: 'The campaign is a tongue-in-cheek idea and a parody of myself', he detailed

Hilarious: 'The campaign is a tongue-in-cheek idea and a parody of myself', he detailed

 Hilarious: ‘The campaign is a tongue-in-cheek idea and a parody of myself’, he detailed

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