Ahead of the British Soap Awards, Danny Dyer makes an adorable confession about his trophies

Danny Dyer has got his fingers crossed that he’ll scoop the Best Actor accolade at this weekend’s British Soap Awards and he’s got a pretty adorable reason for wanting to win.

The EastEnders star – who plays lovable Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in the soap – has revealed that his eight-year-old daughter Sunnie takes ownership of his awards and likes to take them into school – awww!

‘I give them to my little girl, Sunnie,’ Danny, 37, told Nick Grimshaw during an appearance on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show this morning.

‘She’s got them in her bedroom. She takes them in [to school] to show and tell and all that.’

HOW adorable is that? Danny‘s also jokingly used the cute story to encourage people to vote for him.

‘Don’t let her down. It’s for the kid, it’s not even for me. It’s for me chav,’ he quipped.

‘I can’t go home otherwise, I can’t look her in the eye, the poor thing. She’ll be in pieces, she will. She’s only eight.’

Let’s hope that Danny – who won a National Television Award in January – can bag another gong to take home for Sunnie!

The cockney star didn’t win anything at last year’s British Soap Awards despite being nominated for several categories and he admits that missing out was ‘horrible’. He’s also confessed to having ‘the hump’ over EastEnders losing out to Coronation Street at the BAFTA TV Awards earlier this month.

But Danny thinks EastEnders are in with a good chance at this weekend’s ceremony. The soap has had a huge year, with a week of live episodes going out in February and the culmination of the long-running Lucy Beale murder storyline.

‘We’re due it,’ the dad-of-three said as he explained why viewers should vote for the soap. ‘We’ve worked so hard.’

Will Sunnie be taking another trophy into school on Monday morning? We’ll have to wait and see when the British Soap Awards take place in Manchester on Saturday night. The show will be screened on Thursday 21 May at 8pm on ITV1.

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