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EastEnders fans praise Dani Dyer’s first scenes alongside soap star dad Danny

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EastEnders fans praised Dani Dyer for her performance in a labour scene as she starred opposite her father Danny Dyer in Tuesday night's episode of the hit soap.

The former Love Island winner, 24, played the role of a pregnant taxi driver called Jeanette who picked up Mick Carter, played by Dani's dad Danny, 43, from Albert Square minutes before her waters broke.

In their scene together, Danny's character Mick told taxi driver Jeanette “thank you so much, you are literally my guardian angel,” as she drove him to the hospital for his wife Linda’s pregnancy scan.

The pair opened up about parenting, as Jeanette asked Mick whether it was his first child, to which he quickly retorted: “No, it’s my sixth I suppose.”

The driver poked fun at her passenger, as she joked: “You don’t sound so sure, postman been busy, has he?” blissfully ignorant to the knowledge that Mick had discovered Linda’s unborn child was actually Max Branning’s baby.

As the pair neared their destination, Jeanette suddenly went into labour as her waters broke and she began to experience contractions.

The father-of-six wasn’t fazed by the sudden arrival of her baby, as he jumped into the driver’s seat and finished the rest of the journey himself while he reassured his anxious passenger.

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Jeanette gushed over her thoughtful customer as she apologised for her postman comment and sweetly said: “I didn’t mean that postman comment, honestly. I hope Dave [her partner] is half as good as you.”

As fans enjoyed the touching father-daughter scene, they praised the dynamic duo for their touching performance on social media.

One viewer wrote: “Not Danny Dier and his daughter having a scene together on Eastenders today. Bye … I love them.”

Another agreed: “Good to see Danny Dyer real life daughter make a cameo on EastEnders.”

A third chimed: “Omg obsessed with this Danny Dyer and Dani Dyer collab on #EastEnders.”

The mum-of-one, who has shown a united front with her boyfriend Sammy Kimmence ahead of his court date, reflected on her first scene on the show, and told the Mirror how her dad made her time on set enjoyable.

Dani, who recently enjoyed a beach day with her dad Danny brother Arty, told the publication: “I really love working with my dad he really does make work easy with whatever we do together.”

The reality star previously told Digital Spy how she got into the mindset of the pregnant taxi driver she was portraying in the show.

She said: “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!”


She added: “I absolutely loved being pregnant, so it was mad having a bump back on and it made me miss my bump even more!”

Dani gave birth to her first child, Santiago, in January with her partner Sammy Kimmence. Proud grandfather Danny has already formed a close bond with the baby.

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