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Gaffney to appear on dance show a fortnight after crash

Former EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney will take part in tonight's Let's Dance For Comic Relief, just a fortnight after his horrific car crash.

Dean Gaffney will appear on Let's Dance For Comic Relief. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive

The actor, who feared the crash could have left him blind or brain damaged, will join other ex-soap stars to perform You Can't Stop The Beat from hit musical Hairspray.

Ricky Hatton will also take part in the show and perform Robbie Williams's Let Me Entertain You.

Agent: Dean Gaffney 'is going to be OK'

Dean Gaffney at the National Television Awards in 2007. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Dean Gaffney's agent has said the actor is "going to be OK" despite suffering head injuries in a car crash.

Dave Read said: "He's got some nasty head injuries but the good news is that he's going to be OK.

"It was a bad crash and we're grateful it wasn't any worse."

Gaffney was driving to a friend's house from Derby Theatre, where he is starring in 'A Murder is Announced', when the accident occurred.