Dani Dyer makes explosive EastEnders debut with dad Danny as Mick Carter misses wife Linda's baby scan

DANI Dyer is set to make her explosive EastEnders debut alongside dad Danny this week.

The reality star, 24 – who shot to fame in 2018 on the fourth series of Love Island – has taken on the new role of a cab driver called Jeanette.

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Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) gets himself into a bit of trouble when he misses his wife Linda's baby scan.

He promises his other half that he'll be there, but after getting tied up in a chat with their daughter Nancy, he loses track of time.

Realising the time, he manages to get a taxi to take him to the hospital, and makes friends with the taxi driver Jeanette, who is also pregnant herself.

As Mick sets off to the hospital Jeanette's waters break, so Mick has to take the wheel and quickly drive them to the hospital.

Dani, who is most well-known for her stint on the popular ITV dating show, has always wanted to be an actress.

The star has had roles in the likes of The Other Half, We Still Kill The Old Way, Watch What I Do and Heckle.

Since appearing on Love Island Dani has also appeared in various reality shows including Celebrity Gogglebox for SU2C and Jack & Dani: Life After Love Island.

She's even had a go at presenting after she was the host of MTV's True Love or True Lies in 2019.

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."

And she was beyond excited to work behind the camera with her dad.

She explained: "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."

Dani – who gave birth to baby Santiago in January 2021 – explained that she took inspiration from her own experiences as a mother to play the 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!"

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