Dexter Hartman
Portrayed by Khali Best
Gender Male Male
First Appearance 7th January 2013
Last Appearance 2nd Jaunary 2015
Address 1B Albert Square
Status Alive
Occupation Mechanic
FatherSam James
MotherAva Hartman
GrandmothersCora Cross
AuntsTanya Branning
Rainie Cross
First cousinsLauren Branning
Abi Branning
Oscar Branning
Dexter and his mum moved into a cosy flat in Albert Square to avoid the gangs, and things were ticking along nicely for a while. That is until Dexter's dad, Sam, turned up out of the blue after twenty years. A spanner was well and truly in the works! Dexter couldn't wait to see the back of his dad... but little did he realise that Sam and Ava had quickly picked up where they left off. Realising that his bad feelings about his dad would halt his mum's potential happiness, Dexter reluctantly let Sam back into the fold. Putting his family thoughts aside, Dexter headed off on the caravan trip with Jay, Lola, Lauren, Peter, Abi and Cindy, to close a car deal for Phil. After completing the deal, and bagging the £10k in cash, he set about wowing local girl Kitty, before realising the caravan had been broken into and the cash stolen.

After failed attempts to find the cash, he returned to The Square owing Phil £10k. This is not the only problem to face Dexter though, with the fresh news that his Dad was in need of an immediate kidney transplant. Having watched his Dad collapse on the street, Dexter was adamant he would help, and and after a test, found he was a match.

Not wanting him to donate his kidney, both Ava and Sam were reluctant for him to agree. Following some father and son bonding time, it looked as if they had no choice in the matter. However, the operation didn’t go too well for poor old Dexter - as soon after the procedure was finished, he lost consciousness. Much to the relief of his family and friends though, Dexter managed to pull through.

So when his 21st birthday came around, Dexter had plenty to celebrate; he finally had both parents by his side, all his friends and he even managed to bag himself a lady, get brushed off and bag himself another one - all in one night. He didn't even mind when his Dad had to leave the party early to work away for the weekend. Why would he mind - Sam was coming back after all, right? Wrong! Ava later revealed that Sam was gone, for good. Without knowing the reason why, Dexter blamed himself for his dad deserting him yet again. But Ava soon put him straight. She had asked Sam to leave. With his dad gone and his mum's betrayal, Dexter moved in with Cora.

On New Years Day 2015, Dexter moved to Newcastle to live with his mother Ava. He has not been seen or heard from since.

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Helen | Jo | Marie Evans | Sarah | Shrimp | Tracey | Winston 
Characters (Selected)
Peggy Mitchell | Kat Moon | Alfie Moon | Sean Slater | Ryan Malloy | Jean Slater | Charlie Slater | Danny Pennant | Zainab Khan | Andrew Cotton | Yvonne Cotton | Glenda Mitchell | Carol Jackson | Charlie Cotton | Cindy Williams Jnr | Liam Butcher | Lola Pearce | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Shabnam Kazemi | Cora Cross | Lee Carter | Babe Smith | Pam Coker | Les Coker | Claudette Hubbard | Preston Cooper
Characters (Selected)
Pat Evans | Stan Carter | Archie Mitchell | Nana Moon | Lou Beale | Tiffany Mitchell | Lucy Beale | Nick Cotton | Carl White | Bradley Branning | Pauline Fowler | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Ronnie Mitchell  | Roxy Mitchell   | Sylvie Carter  | Paul Coker
Actors Danny Dyer | Shane Richie | Adam Woodyatt | Steve McFadden | Mike Reid | Thomas Law | Neil McDermott | Charlie Clements | John Bardon | John Altman | Peter Dean | Perry Fenwick
Actresses Barbara Windsor | Laurie Brett | Lacey Turner | Anita Dobson | Jacqueline Jossa | Rita Simons | Samantha Womack | Tameka Empson | Wendy Richard | Anna Karen