EastEnders fans 'obsessed' by THIS Danny Dyer moment last night

EastEnders Danny Dyer as Mick Carter with real life daughter Dani Dyer as Janette
EastEnders fans can't get enough of the on-screen chemistry between Danny and his real-life daughter, Dani. (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders fans have been heaping praise on actor Danny Dyer after he was joined by real-life daughter, Dani Dyer on the soap last night. 

The Tuesday night double bill saw Danny's character Mick Carter desperately trying to get to the hospital so that he wouldn't miss wife Linda Cater's baby scan. 

Fans of the soap will already know that Linda is currently six months pregnant with Max Branning's baby after she had an affair with him earlier this year. 

With Max no longer in Walford, Mick and Linda have reunited and agreed to raise the baby together. But Linda was left worried last night that Mick had changed his mind after he failed to turn up for the scan... not realising he was helping pregnant cab driver Janette who had gone into labour. 

Danny Dyer as EastEnders Mick Carter with real life daughter Dani Dyer as Janette

Danny was joined by daughter Dani on EastEnders last night.  (Image credit: BBC)

Janette, played by Danny's real-life daughter, Dani Dyer, was meant to be driving Mick to the maternity hospital when her waters suddenly broke and Mick had to take over the driving.

Once at the hospital she was desperate for Mick to stay with her after realising that her own partner wasn't going to make it back in time for the birth. Poor Mick was left with no choice but to help, and fans couldn't get enough of the on-screen chemistry between Danny and Dani...

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The EastEnders double bill saw Mick and Linda decide to reveal Linda's pregnancy in The Vic, but instead of admitting that Max is the father, they told everyone that Mick was about to become a dad for the sixth time. 

At the moment the only people who know the truth about Max being the daddy are Sharon and Nancy... but this is Walford after all and nothing tends to stay a secret for long. 

Can Mick and Linda really pull off this huge lie? 

EastEnders usually airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.35pm and Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC One, however schedules have changed because of the football. 

This week EastEnders airs on Tuesday and Wednesday (see our TV Guide for full listings) and you can also watch all episodes on BBC iPlayer now. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.