Eastenders’ much-loved star DANNY Dyer has decided to leave soap for good.
The soap star has turned to starring in rival TV series on Sky after his time at Albert Square made him a household name.
Who is Danny Dyer and how old is he?
Danny Dyer is a 44-year-old actor and die-hard fan best known for making a series of low-budget gangster films.
Born in 1977 in Canning Town, East London, Danny – a passionate fan of West Ham United – currently lives in Essex.
Some of his most memorable projects include The Football Factory, The Business and Doghouse.
Starting his career at the age of 16, he was discovered by an agent who auditioned him for the role of Martin Fletcher in the television series Granada Prime Suspect 3 in 1993.
Since then, other television work includes roles in Cadfael, A Touch of Frost, Loved Up, Thief Takers, Soldier Soldier, Casualty, Hollyoaks Later and Skins – as well as enjoying a huge film career success.
Today, however, he is best known for playing Queen Vic’s host Mick Carter in EastEnders.
When did Danny Dyer join EastEnders?
In October 2013, BBC announced Danny would be joining the popular soap from Christmas 2013.
He first appeared alongside actresses Kellie Bright as Mick and Linda Carter.
The father-of-three had previously discussed a role in EastEnders in 2009 but decided against it.
“I quite liked the idea but in reality, I just got cold feet,” he said at the time.
“From just one meeting, it made all the headlines and it gave me horror. Imagine if I went into the meeting?”
Danny took a “brief” break from the soap in 2017.
Does he have a family with children?
Danny lives in Essex with his wife Jo Mas.
They have been dating since 1992 and married since 2016.
Before Danny’s huge success, Jo was the main breadwinner in the family with a job as a financial advisor.
He has two daughters Dani and Sunnie, as well as a son named Arty.
Dani appeared on Survival of the Fittest and won Love Island 2018. Danny and Dani also co-host a podcast on Spotify called Sorted with the Dyers.
What else is Danny Dyer known for?
Danny featured on BBC Series Who do you think you are? in 2016.
Viewers can’t believe it because Danny’s blood is linked to both William the Conqueror and Edward III.
The star has also hosted the gameshow The Wall since 2019 – a move that took his BBC salary from £400,000 to a reported £1m.
He also took six weeks off in 2019 to appeared in a variety of plays pay tribute to his mentor Harold Pinter with Martin Freeman.
What is his net worth?
Danny Dyer’s net worth is estimated at around £4 million.
The actor’s wealth is further bolstered by a large salary from his EastEnders job.
Reportedly, Danny is the highest earner on the show, bringing in £400,000 a year.
Since then, he has been poached by Sky for an unspecified six-figure sum.
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