Toby-Alexander Smith: everything you need to know about the EastEnders actor dating Amy Walsh

Their relationship completely caught us off guard

Who is Toby-Alexander Smith and who's his partner?

by Eden-Olivia Lord |

Fans were shocked to find out last year that EastEnders star Toby-Alexander Smith, aka Gray Atkins, is dating rival soap star - Amy Walsh.

Emmerdale watchers know Amy as Tracy Metcalfe but they were not expecting to learn that she could be dating the EastEnders star after they publicly stepped out together.

And Toby might be a bit of a social media myth but they've finally gone Instagram official with their relationship (that could just be a friendship... but still), so we thought we'd do a bit of digging and get to know Mr. Smith a bit better.

Who is Toby-Alexander Smith?

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Toby-Alexander joined EastEnders' cast in 2019. ©BBC

Toby-Alexander Smith is a British actor who plays the role of Gray Atkins in EastEnders who was married to on-screen wife Chantelle Atkins, a.k.a I'm A Celeb's Jessica Plummer.

He joined the Albert Square crew two years ago in 2019 and since then has built up quite the reputation after it was revealed that his character had been domestically abusing wife Chantelle.

Toby trained at London's Arts Educational Schools, and developed a passion for acting back when he was in school.

How old is Toby-Alexander Smith?

Toby-Alexander Smith is 31 years old.

Where is Toby-Alexander Smith from?

Toby-Alexander was born in Staffordshire in the West Midlands.

What has Toby-Alexander Smith been in?

Aside from EastEnders, Toby-Alexander has starred in the likes of BBC's Doctors, Amazon Original Flack and the DC universe's Krypton.

In addition to acting, Toby-Alexander has tried in hand at singing and in an episode of EastEnders' spin-off show Secrets From The Square, the actor revealed that he once had a two-hour long gig singing Michael Bublé.

How tall is Toby-Alexander Smith?

Toby-Alexander Smith is 5' 11".

Who is Toby-Alexander Smith's partner?

In December 2020, rumours began to circulate regarding Toby-Alexander and rival Emmerdale star Amy Walsh (a.k.a Kimberley Walsh's sister) after the pair were spotted sidling up to one another in London.

It was then confirmed by a source that the rumours may very well be true, with the insider telling The Sun, "It’s early days but they really like each other.

"They’re both very busy with packed work schedules at opposite ends of the country, but they try to spend as much time together as they can."

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Amy earlier this year ©Getty Images

Toby-Alexander Smith and Amy Walsh

The soap stars appeared to go Instagram official with their relationship after they attended a wedding together and posted a photo from the 'do.

"AT THE MACHIN-CRANE WEDDING 2.0," Amy wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the pair grinning at the camera.

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toby and amy went instagram official ©Instagram / toby_alexander_smith

Does Toby-Alexander Smith have children?

Toby-Alexander and his partner Amy are expecting their first child together and have confirmed the wonderful news.

"We're so excited. It feels as though the way everything happened was meant to be.

"I thought I might struggle with fertility, so for pregnancy to happen quite easily and when I wanted - I was gobsmacked. We feel incredibly lucky," Amy told OK! magazine.

Is Toby-Alexander Smith married?

No, Toby-Alexander Smith is not married in real life, though it is speculated that he's in a relationship with Amy.

He did, however, post a cryptic wedding snap on his Instagram in 2019, but it looked as though he was a guest of the party, rather than the groom himself.

Is Toby-Alexander Smith like Gray Atkins in real life?

Not at all, but he does encourage the hate that his character receives online, and has even stepped up as a Women's Aid ambassador to raise awareness for domestic abuse following Gray's traumatic storyline.

He said, "I hope Gray gets mentioned in every tweet imaginable about domestic abuse and how wrong it is. It’s important that this is helping survivors of domestic abuse, at the end of the day I can just turn my phone off."

Announcing his decision to join Women's Aid on Instagram, Toby-Alexander told fans that he is so proud to join the safeguarding charity.

"I will stand up and support survivors of abuse wherever and whenever I can," he said.

Things came to a head on EastEnders in September 2020 and EastEnders fans were left devastated when Gray brutally killed Chantelle and left her for dead.

While Kheerat Panesar and Tina Carter (who he also appeared to kill) have had their doubts, none of the other residents or Chantelle's family are aware of Gray's dark side.

Kush Kazemi was suspicious of Gray and it resulted in his death too after the serial killer pushed Whitney Dean's boyfriend in front of a train.

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Is Toby-Alexander Smith leaving EastEnders?

Well most villains do eventually leave soapland but whether viewers say goodbye to Gray Atkins in handcuffs, a bodybag or the back of a taxi is yet to be revealed.

It's also not yet known when it will come to light that he's killed Chantelle, Tina and Kush but here's hoping it'll be EastEnders' Christmas Day episode later this year.

Can Toby-Alexander Smith sing?

It turns out, not only can Toby-Alexander act but he's also pretty good at singing. The EastEnders star shared a video of himself onstage singing and it's safe to say that his followers were impressed.

One of his followers wrote, "Wow amazing voice ❤️".

Another commented, "❤️wow I am shocked, gorgeous voice 👏👏👏 go Toby💪🏻💯".

"Oh my 😍 one of my favourite songs that my dad used to sing to me too. Beautiful voice, I literally have goosebumps 😍," said another fan.

Can I follow Toby-Alexander Smith on Instagram?

Yes, Toby-Alexander is on Instagram @toby_alexander_smith.

Can I follow Toby-Alexander Smith on Twitter?

Yes, Toby-Alexander in on Twitter @_TobyAlexander.

Closer online has contacted Toby-Alexander and Amy's reps for comment.

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