Dean Gaffney was humiliatingly pied off during tonight's series opener of Celebs Go Dating.

The 42-year-old actor was left red-faced at the mixer when two of the ladies mocked his age.

When Dean spoke about having his 18th birthday at a Romford club called the Hippodrome, his date asked: "How long ago was that?"

Things got much worse for 'The Wolf of Walford' when he asked a woman out on a date - and was awkwardly rejected.

"I think on this occasion I'll probably say 'no'," explained Martine, before Dean was mocked further by the EastEnders 'doof doof' music plays.

CAPTION: Celebs Go Dating's Dean Gaffney mocked over his age and pied off CREDIT: copyright unknown
Martine did not want to go on a date

The 'The Gaffer' came back with a hilarious response and claimed Martine "must be a Corrie fan".

Red-faced Dean, who played Robbie Jackson on the BBC One soap for 26 years, confessed it was an "embarrassing" moment to the dating agents.

He said: "I’ve gone over to Martine, spoken to her. She got the vibe from me my heart wasn't in it and said 'no'. In a weird way I'm kind of glad. It allows me to spend more time on the girl I really liked."

Dean got a massive custard pie
Dean Gaffney had a shocker during the first mixer

Cheeky Dean also left viewers in hysterics when he told a heating engineer: "I genuinely hope you meet someone to service your pipes."

Explaining why he signed up to the Celebrity Dating Agency, Dean said: "I feel I want to meet someone in my life now I can do literally nothing with.

"I want that butterfly feeling. I want to be in love."

When receptionist Tom Reid Wilson claimed they were in the presence of "acting royalty, voice over Rob Beckett asked: "Where?"

The Wolf of Walford went back with his tail between his legs
Dean's chat up lines left viewers in hysterics

Taking to Twitter, one viewer said: "Oh my god actual Dean Gaffney just got pied!"

"PLAYING THE EASTENDERS THEME TUNE INTRO WHEN DEAN GOT PIED," added another.

A third said: "Dean getting the duff duffs on @CelebsGoDating.. Classic."

"“You must be a #Corrie fan!”That absolutely floored me, well done Dean," said a fourth.

Dean has struggled to find love

Dean recently admitted that he had found it difficult after being axed from EastEnders because of his kiss and tells.

The former EastEnder was forced out of the show following an array of awkward scandals but claimed it had been 'harsh'.

They are believed to have contributed to the split from his former 25-year-old model girlfriend Rebekah Rose-Ward.

*Celebs Go Dating airs weeknights on E4 at 9pm