Danny Dyer's daughter, Dani, made her debut as one of the contestants in Love Island this year, but it isn't the first time the 22-year-old has been in the public eye! From acting roles to other reality TV shows, Dani already has plenty of appearances under her belt. Now she is competing on the BBC 2 show, Love Island, find out everything you need to know about budding star including who she has been coupled with one the show, her day job, and her family…
Dani might work as a barmaid at The Owl pub in Essex, but she has also followed her dad into the world of acting on several occasions! In fact, Dani has starred in eight films, including Age of Kill with Martin Kemp. She also appeared in the reality show Survival of the Fittest, which follows a group of people undergoing mental and physical challenges. Unfortunately Dani suffered a dislocated shoulder one day after entering the show, forcing her to quit. However, that meant that she was able to go on Love Island! Speaking about acting, she said: "I've always wanted to do acting. My dad's an actor. Having that in your family, when you're on set, it was weird for me, being brought up with it, I thought, 'I like this'."
Dani is starring in Love Island
Love Island (so far)
Upon entering the show, Dani was paired up with Jack, and the fun pair became an instant hit with viewers, with one writing: "Jack and Dani are the sweetest! Deffos the most genuine," while another added: " Unpopular opinion: why does everyone like Dani and Jack so much it's all about Kendall and Niall #LoveIsland." Jack opened up about how much he was enjoying spending time with Dani, saying: "I really like Dani, I do. Honestly, just talking to her. I get too emotional too quickly. When I like someone I don't really hide it. I just want to talk to them, and I want to be with them. I think she's really nice, I think Dani's really nice and I like her a lot."
Viewers are already rooting for Dani
Speaking about her dad on the show, Dani said: "I had to bring up my dad, I knew sooner or later that I would mention who my dad was. And it was actually a really nice reaction. Usually boys get a little bit… they start getting all 'gangster' and they start quoting films. He didn't quote one quote and I thought, 'Thank God for that.'" Viewers were quick to joke about Dani being named after her dad, with one writing: "I still cannot get over the fact that Danny Dyer named his own daughter Dani Dyer, that is so typically Danny Dyer of Danny Dyer." Another person added: "I'm still struggling to get over the fact that Danny Dyer has actually got a daughter called Dani Dyer."
Dani and Danny celebrating Sunnie's birthday
Dani is the eldest of Danny and his wife Joanne Mas' three children. The couple also share a younger daughter, 11-year-old Sunnie, and a five-year-old son, Arty. Danny and Joanne tied the knot in 2016, and told HELLO!: "To be standing here with the girl I grew up with – looking so beautiful in her wedding dress – that is a lovely thing. Jo is my best girl – the love of my life. Without her I would be nothing." Dani was the Maid of Honour for her parents' special day.