EastEnders’ 43-year-old Danny Dyer is seen for the first time since daughter Dani, 23, announced pregnancy
Danny Dyer was noticed on the way to work on the EastEnders set on Wednesday, during his first public sighting since daughter Dani, 23, announced her pregnancy.
The 43-year-old actor wore sunglasses and looked stone-faced at Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, who tucked into his black luxury car and paused for a temperature check amid new COVID-19 regulations.
The grandfather casually looked cool in a black T-shirt, then sent his way to the set to settle in for his workday hours before his daughter teased a glimpse of her baby bump in a new Instagram post.
Grandfather Dearest: Danny Dyer was noticed on his way to work on the EastEnders set on Wednesday, during his first public sighting since daughter Dani, 23, announced her pregnancy
Dani, who announced on Tuesday afternoon that she is expecting her first child with her upcoming boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, 23, took to the image-sharing platform to promote a toothbrush in a pre-paid ad.
But the shot caught the attention of fans all the more, as it served as a sort of baby bump debut for the Love Island star, which shone as she posed in a bright pink tank top paired with a pair of dark shorts.
The reality star made no mention of her good news and looked radiant as she wore glasses while wearing her golden locks in a shiny ponytail.
Baby Bump: Hours later, Dany Dyer teased a glimpse of her baby bump in a new Instagram post
Check: The 43-year-old actor stopped in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, sat in his black luxury car and stopped shortly before a temperature check amid new COVID-19 regulations
Dani’s news will make her dad Danny dad well before his 44th birthday.
The EastEnders star, who has three children, was only 18 when his wife Joanne welcomed their first child Dani, after she turned 14.
In her announcement, Dani said she was looking forward to parenting with Sammy and feeling “excited, happy, and grateful” before she became a mother.
She wrote, “Little bubba can’t believe you’re going to be ours. Me and Sammy are so excited to start this next chapter in our lives, feel so happy and thankful .. ”
Exciting: Danny becomes a grandfather at the age of 43 after his daughter Dani, 23, made the announcement that she is expecting her first child with her on-off boyfriend (pictured in 2018)
The next chapter: Danny must publicly congratulate Dani and her friend Sammy Kimmence, 23 after going to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon to share a photo of their ultrasound
Sammy confirmed the news to his own followers, adding, ‘To say I’m thankful is an understatement.
“I can’t wait to start my perfect little family with you … baby Kimmence by 2021 ….. time to hang up my boots from Vine FC.”
The news comes just three months after Dani and Sammy revived their relationship after a brief four-week divorce.
Young father: The EastEnders star, who has three children, was only 18 when his wife Joanne welcomed their first child Dani, after they were together at the age of 14
Unexpected: In her announcement, Dani said she was looking forward to parenting with Sammy and feeling ‘excited, happy and grateful’ before becoming a mother
The TV personality ended the couple’s 10-month romance amid claims that her boyfriend’s lawsuit for defrauding two £ 34,000 older men had “ put a heavy strain on their relationship. ”
Sammy was accused of pretending to be a financial investor and misleading the men – 90 and 80 years old – of the thousands by running ‘S&S Trading Ltd’ for two and a half years, which he denied.
His victims, Peter Martin and Peter Haynes, are said to have been clients of a legitimate investment company where he previously worked.
Surprise: The news comes just three months after Dani and Sammy revived their relationship after a brief four-week divorce
The couple – which was dated prior to Dani’s Love Island stint – grew close during the lockdown after Sammy reportedly begged the reality star to spend time with him.
In January, Dani’s ex and Love Island winner Jack Fincham announced the shocking birth of his own daughter Blossom, nine months after the couple announced their divorce.
Protective dad Danny, known for his hardman persona for his acting roles, has always spoken out about his close bond with his daughter, previously calling Love Island a ‘pile of s ** t’.
In April, the TV personality spoke about how her father Danny reacted to the news that she was going to the show.
The reality star, who won the ITV dating show with Jack in 2018, told Emma Gannon in an episode of Ctrl Alt Delete that she told the EastEnders actor only two weeks before he flew to the Majorcan villa.
Young Love: The couple welcomed Dani into the world when they were both 18, after meeting at the age of 14, and split shortly after the reality TV star was born (pictured in 2006)
Talking about the moment she told her parents about the show, Dani said, “It was really hard because my mom, I said first … you know” Mommy I was approached for Love Island “and she was like” go for it ” , go for it”.
“My mom was so pushy,” why don’t you just go to Love Island, you don’t really know what you’re doing “- great confidence in my mom.
“But it was like, you know, ‘just keep going,’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to tell my dad.'”
Dani revealed when she finally told him two weeks before flying to the show that it was “very, very clumsy at home.”
“He wasn’t excited about it,” she admitted. “He didn’t really understand the concept and I was so happy when they won a BAFTA, because I was like … see Dad, it’s a really cool program.
Proud dad: In January, Dani’s ex and Love Island winner Jack Fincham announced the shock delivery of his own daughter Blossom, nine months after the couple announced their divorce
“But my mom and dad didn’t really get along. They didn’t actually tell me that. Because when I got in there, they were clearly so concerned. ‘
Dani previously revealed that her actor-father, best known for his role as Mick Carter in EastEnders, struggled with parenting at the age of 18.
She wrote in her memoir, he was very young to have a baby and didn’t really know what he was doing. ‘
She added that he has thought about his younger days: “HHe will be the first to admit that this was the time when he was partying like crazy and going off the rails.
“I don’t think he really understood the concept of being a father. But it also meant he felt guilty, so he would buy me anything. ‘
The former barmaid also said that she witnessed her parents split up at birth, but their romance flared up years later, and she “ thought it was normal for your mom and dad to argue. ”
Band: The former barmaid does not hold a grudge against her father and the two are now inseparable