Dani Dyer's Eastenders storyline and character explained

LOVE Island star Dani Dyer has finally bagged a role in EastEnders alongside her father Danny Dyer. 

But the reality TV star won’t be playing a new Carter family member. Here’s the lowdown…

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Who is Dani Dyer going to play in EastEnders?

Viewers know that actor Danny Dyer portrays soap legend and Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in the BBC show.

But in spite of the family connection, his daughter Dani won’t be joining the Carter family as a new member.

Instead, Dani is set to appear as a cab driver called Jeanette who gives Mick a ride to the hospital for his wife Linda’s baby scan.

Spoilers have revealed that Jeanette’s waters will break in a shock turn of events, forcing Mick to get behind the wheel and drive them to hospital.

A TV insider told The Sun: “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.”

When is Dani Dyer joining EastEnders?

EastEnders has confirmed that Dani will appear alongside her dad in the soap next week (June 14).

Speaking out about her new role, Dani said: "I’ve always been such a massive fan of the show and I watch it every night, so to be a part of it was such an amazing opportunity."

She added: "I was really excited – me and my dad really work well together

"We do our podcast and that’s always such a laugh, so to be acting alongside him really was fun and made it a lot easier for me."

Dani added: "This was definitely a lot more than what we’ve done in the past and it was brilliant.

"I really love working with my dad he really does make work easy with whatever we do together."

In real life, Dani welcomed her own first child back in January 2021 with her partner Sammy Kimmence. 

She explained that she took inspiration from her own experiences as a mother to play the EastEnders part. 

She explained: "To be honest, I started looking at YouTube first to see how pregnant women act.

"Then I realised I’ve been pregnant so I was better off relating to myself! I absolutely loved being pregnant, so it was mad having a bump back on and it made me miss my bump even more!"

Will Dani Dyer become a regular on the BBC soap?

It is thought that Dani is only making a brief guest appearance, rather than joining the show on a recurring basis. 

Dani has said it has been her dream to follow her award-winning soap star dad into the world of acting. 

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

Dani previously applied for a role on EastEnders but didn’t get the part and instead decided to opt for Love Island, which she won in 2018 with her ex-boyfriend Jack Fincham.

She said of the audition at the time: “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.”

In December 2020, Dani revealed how she was supposed to be auditioning for a part in Holby City before the coronavirus pandemic sent the country into lockdown and forced her to put her acting dreams on hold.

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