Dani Dyer will join her dad Danny on EastEnders as a cab driver next month

DANI Dyer will make EastEnders real family viewing by joining dad Danny Dyer on the soap as a cab driver.

The actress debuts next month alongside her father’s long-running character Mick Carter in the BBC One drama.


Producers were particularly pleased with the casting because Danny, 43, and Love Island winner Dani, 24, are already in the same Covid bubble which requires less filming restrictions.

A TV insider said: “Soap fans are going to be thrilled to see father and daughter acting opposite each other.

“Unlike some other celebrities who come on the show, she won’t be playing herself, she will be a cabbie who picks up Mick in the street.

“But it’s only a small role and not one which bosses are planning on keeping as an ongoing character.”


The scenes, filmed three weeks ago, are not the first time the father and daughter have acted together.

Dani has previously appeared as an extra in several of her dad’s films, including Vendetta, Run For Your Wife, Doghouse and The Other Half.

She applied for a role on EastEnders but, after being knocked back, she decided to opt for Love Island, which she won in 2018 with her former fella Jack Fincham, 29.

She said: “They wouldn’t let me in it. I think it’s because my dad is already on it, so if I went on it, there would be a massive outrage.”

It was revealed this week ex-football manager and I’m A Celebrity winner Harry Redknapp, 74, will have a cameo on the soap this summer.

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