EastEnders: Bosses deny Danny Dyer is in trouble for hitting back at homophobic Twitter comments!

by Anna Howell
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Bosses at the hit BBC soap, EastEnders, have denied that they gave new cast member, Danny Dyer, a “dressing down” following his Twitter blast at homophobic fans.

Viewers would have watched on Friday’s episode of the show when Dyer’s character, Mick Carter, shared an emotional and warming scene with his on-screen son Johnny (Sam Strike) as he finally revealed that he was gay.

Dyer, who is renowned in the industry for being the ‘hard-man’ of British television, delivered a heartfelt and touching performance as his character assured his son that the news did not change anything and that he wasn’t disgusted by his life choice – A scene which earned a public applause for both Dyer and Strike, and Daran Little who wrote the script.

However, off-screen and some of the shows fans seemed to think that the sentiment was false as they bombarded Dyer with homophobic slurs with regards to the storyline.

Dyer, who has often caused raised eyebrows over comments and remarks regarding controversial issues in the past, hit back at the haters by posting a New Year’s message to them on social networking site Twitter, with an explicit diagram of what he thought they should do with their opinions as well as calling them homophobic pr*cks.

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Whilst the rest of the country applauded him for this bold and very deserved response, it was later reported by a well-known tabloid that the BBC had taken badly to the outburst, and given the actor a “dressing down” over it as a result

But, according Digital Spy, bosses at EastEnders have denied this, with a spokesperson for the show being quoted as saying:

“There’s no truth in the story that Danny will be getting a dressing down from bosses.”

We certainly hope there isn’t as in our opinion Danny Dyer has used his position, and reputation, to stand up against homophobia and the bullying that so often accompanies it, and for that he is a hero in our eyes – Do you agree? Leave your thoughts and comments below!

EastEnders continues tonight at 8pm on BBC1 / BBC1 HD – Watch the touching scene in question in the clip below:


  1. Josie on January 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I hate to say this but I think Danny will continue to draw attention to himself at the expense of the cast of EastEnders. He will become larger than the program whether he earned it or not.

    Whether he is sacked or he leaves on his own he won’t last there for long.

  2. Leanne on January 7, 2014 at 12:07 am

    I think Danny is a really good character and the way both actors delt with the son coming out was brilliant and very heartwarming, it was touching to see a well known ‘hard-man’ of tv to be able to show his more sensitive side. I don’t think Danny and the Carter family should be axed as I am loving the new family and all that they will bring to the show. Eastenders needed another family with teenage kids in it as we only have the beales really as a complete family, if Ian is married lol. It will be nice to see mum Linda to accept her son is gay and for the family to cause chaos. Well done Danny for telling the homophobic idiots to do one.
    Keep up the good work Eastenders, I only watch your soap as it’s the mast realistic one of them all.
    Leanne xxx

  3. Josie on January 7, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I enjoy Danny Dyer’s character, however, Danny Dyer the actor is a ‘bigger than life’ personality. He seenms to thrive off of his own personal dramas. He comes off that way in interviews and talk shows.

    Thus my statement that he will not last long. This guy is very ambitious and he stands out.

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