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EastEnders' Danny Dyer 'freaked out' that boxer Mike Tyson is a fan

Published 14/01/2016

Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer play Linda and Mick Carter in EastEnders (BBC/PA)
Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer play Linda and Mick Carter in EastEnders (BBC/PA)

EastEnders star Danny Dyer has said he is "freaked out" by news that Mike Tyson wants to make a film with him.

The actor, who plays Mick Carter in the popular soap, thought reports about the ex-boxer saying he was a huge fan were a "wind-up".

Former world champion Tyson described Dyer as " the gentleman that does all those action movies", in an interview with the Sun.

He told the paper: " I love him to death. He's cool and I love his movies. I love Danny Dyer. I haven't seen EastEnders, but I'm familiar with it."

Talking to Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid about the comments, Dyer said: "He (Mike) said that he wants to work with that cool, action hero Danny Dyer. I'm like 'What?' Very strange though, innit, innit nutty?

"Growing up watching him, you know, I was a big boxing fan. He was the best at what he did. It's freaked me out slightly."

He also revealed he would rather do a TV show like Ninja Warrior than Strictly Come Dancing.

"Nah. I'm too lazy, darling. I'd rather just lay down. I'll do Ninja Warrior," he told Reid, quipping about Strictly: " What, 13 weeks of mincing about? No thanks."

His EastEnders character is currently off screen following the dramatic New Year's Day episode in which Mick married Linda (played by Kellie Bright), wearing a pink dressing gown. The couple are on honeymoon in Italy.

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