Danny Dyer: everything you need to know about the regal cockney

Bow down to His Royal Highness, diamond geezer Danny Dyer of Essex

Who is Danny Dyer

by Hollie Richardson |

We've seen him as landlord Mick Carter in EastEnders since 2013 so we're pretty sure we know everything about Danny Dyer.

However, we've rounded up all the good stuff just in case, you know, you're not fully up to date.

Who is Danny Dyer's wife?

Danny Dyer is married to Jo Mas. The pair were childhood sweethearts and they've been together since 1992 - when the actor was 19. They married in 2016 after Jo Mas proposed to Danny on Valentine's Day.

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Although generally quite private about their personal life, Danny sometimes shares photos of himself and his wife letting their hair down and having a knees up.

When did Danny Dyer get married?

Danny and Jo's Hampshire ceremony in 2016 was a beaut. Speaking in the run up to the big day, Danny said, “I have left it to the missus. At this stage, I am just a guest. I don’t even know the postcode.”

How old is Danny Dyer?

Oi, cheeky. But if you must know, Danny was born on 24 July 1977. He was raised in East London, obvs.

Who is Danny Dyer's daughter?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll already know that Danny Dyer's daughter, Dani Dyer, took part on Love Island back in 2018.

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It was rumoured that Danny would make a guest appearance on the show and although he didn't turn up physically in the villa, he did show his face on Skype.

Danny and Jo are also parents to their younger children, Sunnie and Arty.

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Lou Beale's death

Labelled the rock of the Beale family, Lou was notoriously strict, tough and had an almighty temper. However, during her character's older years, viewers got to see a softer side to Lou. Which is probably why we all shed a tear at her simple yet heart-breaking death.Sorting out her extended family's problems for the last time, Lou uttered: "I can go now", before peacefully dying in her sleep.

Who does Danny Dyer play in EastEnders?

Danny has played pub landlord Mick Carter since 2013 alongside his on-screen wife who is played by former Strictly star Kelly Bright.

Is Danny Dyer leaving EastEnders?

In January 2022, BBC bosses confirmed that Danny Dyer will be leaving the show later this year.

During his time on the show, Mick has struggled with his mental health, discovered his wife Linda was raped by his brother Dean Wick and found out that Shirley Carter was actually his mum and not his sister.

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What films have Danny Dyer been in?

Outside of Albert Square, Danny Dyer is a pretty successful Brit-flick actor. He first caught our eye in coming-of-age film Human Traffic, then went on to star in gangsta films like Mean Machine, The Football Factory and The Business.

Did you know he also appeared in Skins and Hollyoaks Later?

Where does Danny Dyer live?

Danny lives in Essex with his family. Their house (nay, mansion) is pretty amazing. Want to take a peek inside? Take a look around here.

Did Danny Dyer have an affair with Sarah Harding?

In 2017 it came to light that Danny had a six-week affair with Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding.

He briefly split with Joanne and left the family home but the pair reunited after Danny made it very clear that he just wasn't the same man without his wife.

We reckon Danny has learnt his lesson because he's apparently going to renew his vows with his wife.

Who is Danny Dyer related to in royalty?

In a truly bizarre turn of events, Danny appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? and found out that he's related to William the Conquerer, Edward III and Henry VIII's advisor Thomas Cromwell.

Speaking to Radio Times, he said, "Cromwell wrote his last letter to Henry VIII begging for his life, on July 24, which is my birthday… And I drink in the Anne Boleyn pub."

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Is Danny Dyer on social media?

Unsurprisingly, Danny has been a bit mouthy on social media in the past. He gave Katie Hopkins a piece of his mind when she made a comment about Danny's wife.

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He's a bit of a comedy genius - whether he intends to be or not - so it's well worth following him on Twitter (@MrDDyer) and Instagram (@OfficialDannyDyer).

What are Danny Dyer memes?

Being the TV legend that he is, Danny Dyer is the star of many a meme. Shall we take a gander at a couple? Oh go on then...

How much is Danny Dyer worth?

We can't possibly know, but it was reported in 2017 The Telegraph reported that Danny was paid £400,000 for his work on EastEnders.

But we think this bobby-dazzler is totally priceless.

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