EastEnders’ Danny Dyer signs up to site selling £30 acting lessons following his shock exit from the soap
Danny Dyer is set to become an acting teacher following his shock exit from EastEnders.
The actor – who announced he is leaving his role as Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in January – has signed up to an online school with fellow EastEnders legend Charlie Brooks.
The soap star, 44, is taking part in a masterclass on May 29 with the company I Am Pro costing £30 a month.
New gig: Danny Dyer is set to become an acting teacher following his shock exit from EastEnders as he gears up to host a masterclass
Since it was revealed on the school’s Instagram page last week that Danny was on board, membership is said to have soared.
The I Am Pro account posted: ‘We are mega excited to announce that on the 29th May, actor and presenter @officialdannydyer will be delivering a Masterclass for our members.
‘Danny Dyer’s breakthrough role was as Moff in Human Traffic, with other notable roles being Billy the Limpet in Mean Machine and Tommy Johnson in The Football Factory.
Departure: The actor announced he is leaving his role as EastEnders’ Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in January
‘Danny has also worked in theatre, having appeared in three plays written by his good friend, Harold Pinter.
‘In 2013, he joined the cast of the BBC soap opera EastEnders, in the role of Mick Carter.
‘He won the Serial Drama Performance award at the National Television Awards in 2015, 2016, and 2019. Danny also presents the hit BBC game show, The Wall.
‘More details coming very soon on the class, but for now you can register your place at iampro.com/events or by clicking the link in bio!’
New venture: earlier this month the online school took to their Instagram account to share details about the event while Danny’s co-star Charlie replied in excitement at the news
The teaching gig is one of the first jobs Danny has landed since it was announced in January that he was quitting his soap role after nine years on screen.
Speaking about leaving the show, he told the Mirror: ‘I’ve decided not to renew my contract. That’s all. That’s not because I’ve fallen out with anybody – I love everybody.
‘That job has been amazing for me. It’s an important part of television. I’m grateful for the beautiful years I’ve had there. I’m going to miss the people massively. It’s me taking a risk.’
However, he hinted his character may be given an ending that leaves the door open for a possible return.
He said: ‘Let me tell you something – Mick’s exit is going to be a very, very powerful thing. I would love the door to be left open – and as far as I know, it is.
‘When I go out there and fail miserably, I can come back with my tail between my legs and go, “Will you take me back?”‘
Following Danny’s announcement that he was quitting EastEnders, bookmakers slashed his odds on becoming the next Doctor Who from 66/1 to 16/ 1.
Excited: The actor has signed up to an online school with fellow EastEnders legend Charlie Brooks, who plays Janine Butcher