He was also taken to the RSPCA when Chesney was taken into care but returned after Chesney was allowed home. Wellard I made his first appearance in 1994 and quickly gained a huge fan following. 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. … Robbie and Georgie appeared on the show in 2002. Robbie introduced Wellard 2 - viewers didn't know why (Image: BBC/Kieron McCarron) Robbie certainly wasn't … Joined by Dean Gaffney, Wellard 2 - real name Panther - … Beth decided to sweet talk him back with the pooch and Kirk simply couldn't resist her cute face. Robbie arrives in the Square in 1993 with the rest of the Jackson clan. Monica the Greyhound appeared on the cobbles a whopping 38 times during the years of 1998 and 2008. 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. He went on to father five puppies with Lady Di but a few months later was run over by his owner in a car. - Photo - EastEnders: Robbie Jackson to return to Albert Square with new dog Wellard 2 Wellard would go on to become the show's longest serving pet, eventually making … Best friends: Robbie and Wellard were among the best-loved partnerships in soap EastEnders character Robbie Jackson will return to the soap with a new dog, Wellard Two, in memory of his sidekick Wellard (Image: BBC). 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. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. 3 Robbie … Robbie and Wellard developed an unbreakable bond. 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. He was previously engaged to Sarah Burge, who he has two daughters with, but is now going out with model Rebekah Ward. John Yorke, who replaced Sean O'Connor as the show's chief, triggered Dean's original exit from EastEnders back in 2003. Bronson the staffie has been on the BBC soap since 2017 after he arrived to the square with the Taylor family. Add a … Dean’s first stint on Albert Square saw dopey schoolboy Robbie teamed with the shaggy Belgian Tervuren and he remained by his side until Robbie’s exit in 2003. In October 1994, Walford resident Robbie Jackson (Dean Gaffney) takes in a dog he assumes to be a stray, naming him Wellard. In 2017 the family decided to put the pup to sleep. 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. Beth and Kirk Sutherland got Peanut the dachshund in 2016. "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. The pooch was soon found guilty by the police of biting Ian Beale - but had to be kept on a lead at all times. But what has the Albert Square icon been up to since first leaving the show and who is he dating? Last year people were left stunned after the actor posted a picture of himself with Rebekah, then 23, and his twin daughters Charlotte and Chloe, both 19 at the time. She moved into the Queen Vic with the Carters and soon became pregnant with Abi Branning's dog Tramp. View our online Press Pack. In November 1994, the pair find a dog which Robbie names Wellard. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. The pooch was owned by Ethel Skinner who absolutely adored him. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. I haven't been watching Eastenders a lot until recently, and I have noticed that Wellard (Robbie Jackson's old dog and later Gus's dog) is now the Millers but where is Ghengis? But in June it was announced actor Dean was to return to the soap for a short stint. Storylines. Robbie and Kevin discover an abandoned and hungry Belgian Shepherd. Robbie last appeared on the Square in 2010 — two years after Wellard’s death. 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. Acting wise, Dean starred in The Bill until 2006 and took part in Ricky Gervais' Extras. He soon fell into the hands of Bianca Jackson - who gave him chocolate - and suffered from theobromine poisoning in 2008. Ozzy starred in coronation street from the years of 2007 to 2016. Think you know everything you need to know about EastEnders legend The dog's owner, Mr Hammond, locates him and demands him back, but Wellard later returns to Albert Square of his own accord. After the death of Alfie, Zak got another dog Monty, in 2018 and has been with him ever since. 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". The pet was Robbie's second canine companion after the original Wellard was killed off in 2008. EastEnders' Robbie Jackson is to return to Albert Square with a new dog named Wellard Two. Schmichael first appeared on Coronation Street in 2004  when Tyrone found him lying on his doorstep. Wellard first entered the fray in November 1994 when he was rescued from his prior negligent owner by courageous Robbie. Robbie Jackson's dog Wellard became one of the most-loved pets in EastEnders history. Over the years that he was on EastEnders he had many jobs, but is best known for becoming the Square's market road sweeper. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Robbie realises he has been mistreated and has run away. 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. In November 1994, Walford resident Robbie Jackson (Dean Gaffney) takes in a dog he assumes to be a stray, naming him Wellard. Robbie realises he has been mistreated and has run away. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Carol surprised Robbie and Sami with a new puppy and they didn’t find it ‘ard to name it! "I think the viewers are going to love him." Oh nooooo, please don't think I … Throughout her time on the show she's given birth and been diagnosed with spleen cancer - resulting in many sessions of chemotherapy in 2013. Wellard's owners for the majority of his duration in the soap were Robbie Jackson and Gus Smith. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. Robbie was very unlucky in love and came across very awkwardly to women. Joined by Dean Gaffney, Wellard 2 - real name Panther - tries to sniff out a tasty treat. A Loving Mermory of Wellard R.I.P Wellard you are missed by lots n lots n lots of People so Please Enjoy Fans of the show were left devastated when the pooch died in March this year but bosses reassured viewers that Tess is still very much alive. Wellard has been played by three different canine actors since her debut on the BBC One show in October 1994. 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. They left to go and live in Mumbai with her son Anish. Kyte, a Belgian Tervuren, was found wandering the streets by character Robbie Jackson (Dean Gaffney). Lady Di - who is played by Hot Lips the bull dog - has been on EastEnders since 2013. Wellard (II) was mentioned by Sonia Fowler on 4th July 2017, where she stated to Dot Branning that Robbie had "lost Wellard (II) a while back". There wasn't a dry eye in the country as Wellard was sent off to the great kennel in the sky, but his legacy lived on, briefly, in the form of Wellard 2, who Robbie introduced in 2015. The pair quickly became inseparable and enjoyed a … I saw it in The Sun 's TV guide going through the features as there was a big picture of Robbie and Wellard. Wellard tragically passed away in 2008 when Robbie's sister Bianca fed Wellard a chocolate, which caused him to suffer from theobromine poisoning. EastEnders' Wellard 2 makes live TV debut as Robbie Jackson's pet tries to sniff out Susanna Reid's breakfast. 0. 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. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Boo-Boo, also known as Rover, was found by Steve McDonald behind Street Cars cabs. Robbie left the series, leaving Wellard with Gus, then he left and Wellard was with Ricky and Bianca...yup...they're back! 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. 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. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. 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. Dean with his girlfriend and his daughters, but who's who? Sorry, Houston..we have a problem! After Edna died in 2016, Harriet Finch took on the role of her carer. W is for Wellard 2. X is for X-rated. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. MinkyAU Posts: 166. EastEnders fans are thrilled that the character has returned to our screens. Welldard is a dog bought for Robbie Jackson and his son Sami Jackson by Robbie's mother Carol Jackson.