Danny Dyer has had almost as many exciting moments in his life as his EastEnders character Mick Carter.
From revelations about his royal heritage and his views on politicians, to his daughter finding her own fame on Love Island, the famous actor often finds himself in the spotlight. for unexpected reasons.
When his character abruptly left the BBC drama series on Christmas Day after nine years, here are some memorable Dyer moments:
– Royal Heritage
The 45-year-old actor was discovered in 2016 while filming the family legacy show Who Do You Think You Are? that he is related to the Tudor politician Thomas Cromwell and the kings Edward III, William the Conqueror and Henry III
Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show, he said: “I’m 110,000th in the line of succession to the throne. So in about 800 years they’ll dig me up and I’ll be king of England. All of that is fascinating.”
Dyer continues to explore the lives of his aristocratic ancestors in the two-part BBC historical series Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family which aired in 2019.
– Daughter Daniel
Dyer’s daughter Dani, 26, joined the fourth series of Love Island in 2018, winning the show alongside ex-partner Jack Fincham.
Before entering the villa, she told the Daily Mirror that her father had “blessed” her having sex on the ITV2 programme.
The father-son duo have also been on a number of shows together, and they co-host a podcast, Sorted With The Dyers.
In 2021, Dani appeared on EastEnders as a pregnant taxi driver named Jeanette who picked up Dyer’s character from Albert Square.
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Dyer has previously said that one of the reasons he left EastEnders was to give him a chance to explore working with his daughter more and revealed that they are working on a new travel show together.
– Straight talk about politics
Dyer has repeatedly been outspoken about politicians, most famously giving David Cameron a “twat” name on live television in 2018 about the former prime minister calling for a referendum on Brexit.
That same year, he also attacked Brexit supporters Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage with profanity in an article in The Big Issue.
In the passage, he says: “Theresa May, bless her, just got that job (prime minister) by default. Boris Johnson running around with his stupid hair spewing out cotton balls.
“Young people look and think: ‘If these are the people who run the country, why don’t we go loot and riot?’”
– Harold Pinter
Dyer had a special connection with the later playwright Harold Pinter, who invited the actor to participate in a play early in his career.
The actor has made a documentary called Danny Dyer On Harold Pinter for Sky Arts and has also starred in a series of short Pinter productions in London.
Dyer said Pinter, known for works including The Birthday Party and The Caretaker, taught him not to “hide” his working-class background.
Dyer joined the cast of the BBC One soap on Christmas Day 2013, shortly followed by his on-screen wife Linda Carter played by Kellie Bright.
After appearing in 1,150 episodes, audiences watched Dyer leave the series in tragic scenes that saw his character Mick die in the English Channel while trying to save the love of his life after their brief reunion.
During his time on the show, Dyer was involved in many major storylines, including Mick struggling to come to terms with the sexual abuse he suffered as a child.
Earlier this summer, Dyer welcomed the then-Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to Albert Square in a special episode in honor of the Platinum Jubilee.
Charles and Camilla appeared on screen at a street party in the Square on the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign.
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