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EastEnders' Danny Dyer and co-star accidentally got drunk during filming

EastEnders star Danny Dyer had a real booze-up in the Queen Vic.

Cast members used to have access to beer from one of the pumps on set.

And Danny took full advantage several years ago while playing landlord Mick Carter.

Co-star Danny Hatchard, 28, who played his on-screen son Lee, said: “Behind the bar in the Vic, one of the pumps used to be a real pump. It used to let out real beer.

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“We was filming a scene where me and him would down half a pint. But there was quite a few technical difficulties going on, so me and him were downing seven or eight or nine half-pints.

Danny Dyer had a real booze-up in the Queen Vic

“By the end we was f***ing hammered.

“And then we had a full day’s worth of filming to film. Luckily we were able to sober ourselves up, but it was a rookie mistake.”

Danny, 42, quit drinking after he was ordered to take six weeks off the soap following a meltdown at an awards ceremony in 2017.

Danny confessed they were “f***ing hammered”

A break in South Africa and support from his family helped the star to get back on track.

At the time he told us: “You’ve got to take your job seriously and all that. You’ve got to keep your eye on the ball. Sometimes it’s easy to take your eye off it.”

EastEnders is due to return to our screens later this year

Chatting about his drinking, he said: “I hate what it does to me, the way it makes me behave. Problem is that once I start, I can’t stop.”

EastEnders is due to return to our screens later this year.

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