Danny Dyer is wrapping up a huge new Netflix show after leaving EastEnders
EASTENDERS legend Danny Dyer has landed another job after leaving the BBC One soap – with a HUGE Netflix show.
The actor, who is set to say goodbye to Albert Square in upcoming scenes, will host a new quiz show on the streaming service.
Danny, 44, will host the new show Cheat, where contestants use their general knowledge or work their way to £50,000.
He will be joined by co-host, comedian Ellie Taylor, for the quiz program, which is due to launch next year.
Danny said of his exciting new role, “Expect huge wins, lots of raunchy people cheating and joking.”
The Mick Carter star is no stranger to quizzes, having previously hosted BBC One’s The Wall in season three.
As Danny has opted not to renew his contract with EastEnders, he has also committed to presenting a travel show with daughter Dani.
The travel programme, which will air on E4, will see him and his eldest child, the former Love Island star, tour the globe together.
A TV insider said: “No one would have predicted this would have been his first step, although he said at the time he was dying to ‘try different things.'”
The creators of the new shows hope Love Island winner Dani, 25, will attract younger viewers.
Danny announced he will be leaving the BBC One soap opera this year, sparking speculation he was switching to a drama role.
Danny was believed to have signed a new six-figure deal for a competing drama on Sky.
But now it’s also been claimed that the soap star will be giving aspiring youngsters acting classes at his co-star Charlie Brooks’ school.
To be tutored by the star, students must pay a £30 monthly membership, according to The Mirror.
Danny took on the role of Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in 2013.
But after nine years on the soap, the Football Factory star has decided to move on and pursue other opportunities.
A spokesman for the soap confirmed in January: “Danny will leave EastEnders when his contract expires later this year.
“Danny made Mick Carter an icon for which we will always be grateful.
“However, we will not say goodbye just yet as there is still some time – and plenty of explosive drama for Mick – before he leaves Walford.”
Danny previously left the role of Mick to pursue other interests but has always returned to the role, which he has held since 2013.
In 2019, he took a six-week hiatus to appear alongside Martin Freeman in a series of plays paying tribute to his mentor, Harold Pinter.