EastEnders Icon Gillian Taylforth Finds New Love with Philip Oag After A Year of Secret Romance

Gillian Taylforth Finds Love Again with Philip Oag

Veteran actress Gillian Taylforth, best known for her iconic role as Kathy Beale in EastEnders, has embarked on a new chapter in her love life with Philip Oag.

The 68-year-old star, who called off her wedding to Dave Fairbairn in 2019, was recently seen enjoying a leisurely stroll with her new beau in Hertfordshire.

A Stroll in Hertfordshire

Gillian and Philip, aged 59, looked joyful as they walked together in Hertfordshire. Gillian was comfortably wrapped in a shearling coat, complemented by a white scarf and stylish black boots.

Her radiant smile revealed her contentment as she walked alongside Philip, who was dressed smartly in a navy blazer, a light jumper, and dark trousers.

A Year of Secret Romance

According to sources close to the couple, Gillian and Philip have been quietly dating for over a year and have taken their relationship to the next level by cohabiting at Gillian’s residence. Friends and well-wishers are thrilled to see Gillian finding happiness once again.

Philip Oag – Director of Operations

Philip Oag serves as the Director of Operations at The Cranley Clinic, a renowned cosmetic clinic located in London. At 59 years old, he is nearly a decade younger than the beloved soap legend, Gillian Taylforth.

A New Beginning

Gillian’s previous relationship was with a convicted drug baron, Dave Fairbairn, which lasted for six years. However, their planned wedding was canceled in 2019 due to a series of disagreements.

Dave Fairbairn was later incarcerated in 2022 after confessing to possessing firearms and being found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

Notably, he had previously served a seven-year sentence in 2003 for conspiring to import one of the largest ecstasy hauls ever seized in the UK. During their relationship, Gillian faced legal troubles herself, including a 24-month driving ban after failing a breath test while significantly exceeding the legal alcohol limit.

She cited the need to transport her then-fiancé, Fairbairn, for prostate cancer treatment as the reason to avoid the ban.

Gillian Taylforth’s Notable Career

Gillian Taylforth gained fame in the world of Albert Square in 1985 and remained part of the EastEnders cast until 2000. She later graced the screens in series like Footballers’ Wives, The Bill, and Hollyoaks before returning to EastEnders in 2015.

Hailing from Islington in London, the 67-year-old actress is known not only for her extensive career but also for her long-standing association with the London-based program.

In her current storyline, her character Kathy is facing financial hardships and is at odds with her son Ian Beale in EastEnders.

Gillian’s agent has been contacted for additional comments on her new relationship.

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