Actress, author, TV personality, designer and everyone’s favourite girl next door, at just 24 years old, Dani Dyer has already established herself as one of the UK’s brightest young stars.
Born in Canning Town, Dani is the daughter of EastEnders actor and namesake Danny. Having previously worked as an actor, it was when Dani joined ITV2’s Love Island in 2018 that she shot into the public consciousness, winning the series with over 80% of the vote.
Since winning Love Island, Dani has gone on to achieve great success in the fields of fashion, television, books and beauty.
In February 2019, Dani climbed Kilimanjaro with a team of celebrities including presenters Dan Walker and Anita Rani, former MP Ed Balls, and Little Mix members Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, raising £2m for Comic Relief. Dani also visited the charity’s projects in Sierra Leone, learning about educational and empowering courses for women and girls to stand up against FGM.
April 2019 saw the release of her debut book ‘What Would Dani Do?’, a guide for young women including many autobiographical anecdotes. The book was an instant success and spent three weeks in the Sunday Times Bestsellers list, reaching number 4.
Dani has also earned her stripes in the fashion and beauty industries. As well as launching a number of best-selling clothing and swimwear collections with online retailer, In The Style, Dani has also just launched a capsule collection with fashion brand, Beach City. Dani has her own range of lip balms with Vaseline, which have proved so popular the company have signed up to continuing working with her for another year.
Dani was back on our screens in the autumn 2019 taking over hosting duties on MTV’s True Love Or True Lies? series two.
Dani made her stage debut in Nativity! at the Eventim Apollo in London in December 2018, and reprised her role in December 2019 alongside Sharon Obsourne, Rylan Clark-Neal, and her dad Danny.
Dani announced her pregnancy in spring 2020, and has collaborated on a series of sell-out maternity collections with In The Style. She has also designed a range of prams, pushchairs and high chairs with My Babiie that will be in shops in spring 2021.
Dani can currently be heard solving the nation’s problems on the Spotify Original podcast Sorted With The Dyers, alongside her dad. In January 2021, she gave birth to her first child.