Inside EastEnders actor Tony Clay’s off-screen life with girlfriend Olivia Griffin

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Tony Clay is best known for his role on EastEnders, where he plays the likeable character Callum 'Halfway' Highway.

The actor joined the cast of the long-running BBC1 soap back in 2018, and has since become a familiar face with fans of the show.

His character has had quite the journey so far, experiencing a sexual awakening and eloping with long-running character Ben Mitchell not long after he was dumped at the altar by Whitney Dean, who found out about his affair with Ben.

However, Tony's life away from the drama of EastEnders couldn't be more different, as the hunk lives a wholesome life with partner Olivia and spends plenty of time with his non-showbiz pals.

Unlike many of the show's actors, Tony is content with a relatively 'normal' life outside of work, and only seems to hang out with his co-stars when they are promoting the soap.


Here's all you need to know about Tony Clay and his life beyond EastEnders…

How old is Tony Clay and what do we know about his family life?

Tony Clay was born on August 11, 1991, and is 30 years old.

The soap actor was born in the London Borough of Bexley to dad Christopher and mum Suzanne, and is very close to his parents.

During the pandemic, Tony's life changed dramatically as he revealed his father was put on a ventilator in hospital when he contracted coronavirus.

Praising the NHS on Twitter, he wrote: "After four weeks on a ventilator in intensive care, a tracheostomy and a nine-week stay in three different hospitals, today my Dad is finally home!

"THANK YOU NHS!!! You are true angels and I love you all. So much love to anyone going through this right now. There is hope."

After high school, Tony went on to study a BA in Acting at the Arts Ed School of Acting.

What else have we seen Tony in?

Tony finished his BA in 2013, but started performing before he even graduated, landing a role in the short film An Ordinary Life in 2012 where he played a character named Kieran.

He went on to make one-episode appearances in Foyle's War (2015) and Lucky Man (2017) before making his debut in EastEnders in 2018, where he has remained ever since.

Like many EastEnders actors, Tony is no stranger to the stage and has shared pictures on his Instagram of performances in a Hackney Wick stage show where he played a soldier.

What is Tony Clay's Instagram?

Tony's handle is @tonyclay1 – he's verified on the platform and boasts a whopping 96K followers.

He doesn't post on the platform often, but when he does it's usually wholesome life updates from days out with friends of his other half.

For his 30th birthday earlier this month he was treated to a posh weekend away in Canterbury with his closest friends, family and girlfriend.

He also loves attending live music concerts with his friends, posting one snap of him and three pals at a Foo Fighters gig in London.

Back in November 2018, he shared the news that after "10 years of putting it off", he'd passed his driving test, posting a picture of himself holding his pass certificate.

Who is Tony Clay's girlfriend Olivia?

An absolute world away from his chaotic relationship with Ben Mitchell, Tony leads a peaceful life with partner Olivia Griffin.

The stunning leggy brunette is 29 years old, born on December 5, 1991.

The pair are absolutely smitten with eachother, with Tony regularly posting gushing captions about his love and appreciation for his other half.


One picture of the pair on the beach was captioned: "I love you more than words! Happy Valentine’s Day my girl."

Having been together since late 2016, the pair are living together in the Maidstone area of Kent, and it looks like Olivia is a keen interior designer.

Her recent Pinterest pins show her and Tony's shared inspiration board titled "bedroom decor for couples", which features plenty of chic neutral decor.

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