Acting wise, Dean starred in The Bill until 2006 and took part in Ricky Gervais' Extras. Robbie returns briefly for Sonia and Martin Fowler's wedding in 2004. Schmichael first appeared on Coronation Street in 2004  when Tyrone found him lying on his doorstep. Wellard would go on to become the show's longest serving pet, eventually making … The original Wellard may have died in 2008, but Robbie has never got over losing his true companion, so when he see the opportunity to get another dog for his son, he grabs it. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. For other inquiries, Contact Us. The dog's owner, Mr Hammond, locates him and demands him back, but Wellard later returns to Albert Square of his own accord. Carol surprised Robbie and Sami with a new puppy and they didn’t find it ‘ard to name it! In November 1994, Walford resident Robbie Jackson (Dean Gaffney) takes in a dog he assumes to be a stray, naming him Wellard. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Wellard first entered the fray in November 1994 when he was rescued from his prior negligent owner by courageous Robbie. The pooch found her new home at the Rovers when the land lord found out that her owner was half way around the world travelling. Carol surprised Robbie and Sami with a new puppy and they didn’t find it ‘ard to name it! One of Jack's hobbies was pigeon racing and he made them a house in their garden. After Edna died in 2016, Harriet Finch took on the role of her carer. Robbie realises he has been mistreated and has run away. Tramp was first introduced into EastEnders in 2013 when Abi Branning found him wondering around by himself. EastEnders' Robbie Jackson is to return to Albert Square with a new dog named Wellard Two. He was engaged to Kerry Skinner back in 2000, but when she cheated on him the engagement ended. "I think the viewers are going to love him." In November 1994, Walford resident Robbie Jackson (Dean Gaffney) takes in a dog he assumes to be a stray, naming him Wellard.The dog's owner, Mr Hammond, locates him and demands him back, but Wellard later returns to Albert Square of his own accord. Beth and Kirk Sutherland got Peanut the dachshund in 2016. He returns again for Bianca's wedding to Ricky Butcher in February 2010, and is upset to hear that Wellard has died. Prove to someone that you fancy them by giving them the gift of this classic Robbie and Wellard combo, because “you make me well’ard.” • Millions of unique designs by independent artists. Storylines. Fans were surprised by Robbie's promotion from street sweeper to market inspector and that wasn't the only change - fans also picked up on Robbie's more stylish look and the absence of beloved pet pooch Wellard. In 2015 he was left heartbroken when he had to return her back to her rightful owner - but she kept returning and they soon let Steve keep her. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Dean Gaffney will be returning to EastEnders this year. Robbie, pictured with Wellard, will be returning with a new canine – Wellard 2 (Picture: BBC) The 37-year-old joined the show as Robbie in 1993 but was axed in 2003. Whether the farm animals are relaxing in on Butler's Farm, in the greenery of Wishing Well cottage or Wylie's farm, they're always noticable in the background of the northern soap. He also starred in M.I.High and Crime Stories. Monica the Greyhound appeared on the cobbles a whopping 38 times during the years of 1998 and 2008. Here's a low down of the past and present furry friends on Emmerdale, Coronation Street and EastEnders. "Robbie and Wellard were inseparable, so it seems only right that there will be a Wellard 2," Dean told the Sun ahead of his return to Walford. Find your thing. Robbie then decides to leave Walford to travel India and his pal Gus agrees to look after him. Eccles - played by Tess the pooch - starred in the popular soap from 2006 to 2020. The great dane certainly had a tough time on the show as he was run over by a bus and even accompanied Chesney when he ran away from home. Robbie Jackson is the son of Carol Jackson and Gary Bolton, and is the half-brother of Bianca, Sonia and Billie. A Loving Mermory of Wellard R.I.P Wellard you are missed by lots n lots n lots of People so Please Enjoy The pooch was soon found guilty by the police of biting Ian Beale - but had to be kept on a lead at all times. Tootsie has been on the ITV soap since 2002 and was first owned by Edna Birch. MinkyAU Posts: 166. Dean with his girlfriend and his daughters, but who's who? John Yorke, who replaced Sean O'Connor as the show's chief, triggered Dean's original exit from EastEnders back in 2003. Robbie and Wellard created such a unbreakable bond that when he was dating a girl that was allergic dogs, he decided to chose him over the girl he was seeing. Robbie Jackson is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Dean Gaffney.The character was introduced in 1993, but axed in 2003 by executive producer Louise Berridge.He made brief returns in 2004 and 2010 for two family weddings and again on 22 September 2015 to tie in with the exit of his on-screen mother, Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson) on 2 October 2015. But when robbie returned with Wellard 2 there was a lot of interest in the dog and was the subject of a rather large midnight announcement thread. In typical Robbie style, things don’t quite go to plan but at the last minute his dreams come true. The pup developed terminal cancer in September 2016 and he was put to sleep. Tyrone Dobbs adopted her after he found her walking the streets of Wetherfeild by herself and went on to create an unbreakable bond - where the mechanic even slept in the shed with her. and some Boxer Dog that belongs to the Mitchells. EastEnders' most iconic dog - Wellard - first appeared on the soap in 1994 when Robbie Jackson found him walking the streets of Albert Square. Sorry, Houston..we have a problem! News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. She ended up living with the Jacksons after being left behind by Mohammed George's character Gus when he went on tour with singer Keisha. Robbie and Georgie appeared on the show in 2002. Prove to someone that you fancy them by giving them the gift of this classic Robbie and Wellard combo, because “you make me well’ard.” • Millions of unique designs by independent artists. The Irish wolfhound appeared on EastEnders between 2004 and 2008 with the Miller family. In 2017 the family decided to put the pup to sleep. Monica disappeared off the show but in March 2020, Tyrone mentioned that he had her cremated and her ashes were scattered on the Red Red. Initially a troublesome teen, Robbie has little success at school and is frequently in trouble for his behaviour, along with his friend Kevin. EastEnders character Robbie Jackson will return to the soap with a new dog, Wellard Two, in memory of his sidekick Wellard (Image: BBC). What its name? Robbie and Wellard developed an unbreakable bond. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. After learning the newcomer had been mistreated by his owners, Robbie took the dog in and named him Wellard for "well hard", meaning very tough. However, The Sun's Bizarre column exclusively revealed that the star is already fearing for his job, because the soap's new boss "isn't his biggest fan". First white Christmas in five years on the cards as more snow to fall tomorrow, Meghan Markle & Prince Harry release Xmas card with Archie & their dogs, George Michael's ex caught breaking into star's pad on anniversary of his death, Rishi Sunak blasted for leaving London hours before Tier 4 travel ban, Mum-of-11 spends £3.5k on Christmas presents & it takes 11 days to wrap them, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. But there was a tinge of sadness that he would not have his trusty sidekick. W is for Wellard 2. But he has mainly been taking part in various reality TV shows, most famously I'm A Celebrity in 2006. Robbie left the series, leaving Wellard with Gus, then he left and Wellard was with Ricky and Bianca...yup...they're back! He was previously engaged to Sarah Burge, who he has two daughters with, but is now going out with model Rebekah Ward. And of course, there is only one name for him – Wellard 2. In 2014, the pooch gave birth to five healthy pups, after one nearly died. Over the years that he was on EastEnders he had many jobs, but is best known for becoming the Square's market road sweeper. Welldard is a dog bought for Robbie Jackson and his son Sami Jackson by Robbie's mother Carol Jackson. After the death of Alfie, Zak got another dog Monty, in 2018 and has been with him ever since. Dean briefly returned to EastEnders a few times from 2004 until 2015 for his sisters' wedding. In November 1994, the pair find a dog which Robbie names Wellard. Beth decided to sweet talk him back with the pooch and Kirk simply couldn't resist her cute face. But in June it was announced actor Dean was to return to the soap for a short stint. I might watch the Wellard bit on iPlayer, since you've given the timing of it :) I'm glad it gave some new things to add, cos I didn't expect it to. 3 Robbie … X is for X-rated. EastEnders' Wellard 2 makes live TV debut as Robbie Jackson's pet tries to sniff out Susanna Reid's breakfast. Wellard was killed off in 2008, and when Robbie made a fleeting return in 2015 he was joined by Wellard II — a second dog named in honour of his old four-legged pal. Wellard (II) made his first appearance 2 October 2015. First white Christmas in five years on the cards as more snow to fall tomorrow, Meghan Markle & Prince Harry release Xmas card with Archie & their dogs, George Michael's ex caught breaking into star's pad on anniversary of his death, Rishi Sunak blasted for leaving London hours before Tier 4 travel ban, Rose West ditches infamous name and now wants to be known as Jennifer Jones, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. X is for X-rated. Alfie was the beloved Dingle family's dog for 15 years. But later he met Nita Mistry, and the pair eventually fell in love. Robbie arrives in the Square in 1993 with the rest of the Jackson clan. After Kirk realised that Beth was married to another man at the same time as him, he decided that he'd had enough and to top it all off he was also upset about the death of Ozzy the dog too. W is for Wellard 2. Wellard I made his first appearance in 1994 and quickly gained a huge fan following. In 2011 the pooch was diagnosed with cancer and Chesney had to come to terms with putting his best pal to sleep. Kyte, a Belgian Tervuren, was found wandering the streets by character Robbie Jackson (Dean Gaffney). The pet was Robbie's second canine companion after the original Wellard was killed off in 2008. Robbie goes with her and Anish to live in Mumbai, and he leaves Wellard in the care of his friend, Gus Smith. Robbie isn't the only Walford legend to … A source added: "Robbie and Wellard were a legendary soap double act so fans were over the moon Robbie was coming back. Throughout his time on the show he certainly didn't have it easy as he was poisoned by chemicals and was run over by his owner Zak and had a series of collapses. Wellard fathers puppies with Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp) and Nigel Bates's (Paul Bradley) greyhound, Frieda; however, t… SOME of our favourite soap characters have four legs, a wet nose and a wagging tail. Wellard was killed off in 2008, and when Robbie made a fleeting return in 2015 he was joined by Wellard II — a second dog named in honour of his old four-legged pal. 3 Robbie … "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Boo-Boo, also known as Rover, was found by Steve McDonald behind Street Cars cabs. He was also taken to the RSPCA when Chesney was taken into care but returned after Chesney was allowed home. 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