Gillian Taylforth is seen out for first time since ex-fiancé was shot

EastEnders’ Gillian Taylforth wears shades and a floral head scarf as she’s seen out for the first time since her ex-fiancé was shot at point blank range

  • The actress’ ex-fiancé Dave Fairbairn, 64, was shot in the stomach on Sunday, July 5 after reportedly confronting a group of people 
  • Mr Fairbairn was shot from point blank range near a Toby Carvery car park in Enfield, North London, but the bullet missed his vital organs 
  • Gillian’s ex was allegedly shot confronting a group of people while he was on bail over a huge £850,000 cannabis factory 
  • The soap star and Mr Fairbairn have remained close, despite calling off their wedding in December 2019 after six years together 

Her ex-fiancé was shot in the stomach on Sunday, July 5 after reportedly confronting a group of people. 

And, Gillian Taylforth, 65, wore shades and a floral head scarf as she was seen out for the first time since Dave Fairbairn, 64, was shot at point blank range. 

The actress, who is best known for playing Kathy Beale in EastEnders, was photographed sitting in the passenger side of a car, while in Hertfordshire, last weekend.

Spotted: Gillian Taylforth, 65, wore shades and a floral head scarf as she was seen out for the first time since Dave Fairbairn, 64, was shot at point blank range

Gillian appeared to be somewhat downcast as she bit her nails whilst parked up with her seatbelt on.  

Mr Fairbairn was shot from point blank range near a Toby Carvery car park in Enfield, North London, but the bullet missed his vital organs.   

Gillian’s ex was allegedly shot confronting a group of people while he was on bail over a huge £850,000 cannabis factory. 

Mr Fairbairn revealed to a friend that the bullet fired before he heard ‘lots of clicking’ during the incident. 

Sad times: The actress appeared to be somewhat downcast as she bit her nails whilst parked up with her seatbelt on while in Hertfordshire, last weekend


Lost in thought: Gillian looked to be lost in thought as she waited in the vehicle

Drama! Dave Fairbairn, 64, was shot in the stomach on Sunday, July 5 (Pictured together in London on November 21, 2015)

The Sun reported that he told a friend:  ‘All I can remember is this bang, then lots of clicking. I think the trigger was being pulled again and again.

‘I was lucky some people found me and called the ambulance.’

He had been arrested three months prior to the incident over a drugs farm found in Arrington, Cambridgeshire, by police. 

He was detained by officers at the time on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and handling stolen goods.

Sombre: The actress, who is best known for playing Kathy Beale in EastEnders, was photographed sitting in the passenger side of a car

Close call: Mr Fairbairn was shot from point blank range near a Toby Carvery car park in Enfield, North London, but the bullet missed his vital organs

Drama: Gillian’s ex was allegedly shot confronting a group of people while he was on bail over a huge £850,000 cannabis factory

Two other man aged 32 and 37 attempted to run off when police arrived but were stopped and arrested on suspicion of cultivation as well as immigration offences. 

Authorities confirmed to MailOnline at the time that all three suspects had been bailed. 

Gillian was said to be in shock following news of the shooting.

She and Mr Fairbairn have remained close, despite calling off their wedding in December.

Splitsville: Gillian split from fiancé Dave after six years together in late 2019 (pictured together in May 2015) 

Gillian split from fiancé Fairbairn after six years together in late 2019 after their relationship came under strain following a ‘string of disagreements’, according to reports at the time.

The pair were together since 2013 and Gillian originally parted ways with Dave two years earlier due to ‘fiery rows’ between the pair, but later rekindled their romance.

The actress’ relationship with him was her first following her split from her ex-partner of 23 years Geoff Knights.

She shares two children with Geoff, who tragically died of stomach cancer, aged 58, back in 2013.

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