EastEnders star Danny Dyer 'set to tackle toxic masculinity in the UK'

EastEnders star Danny Dyer is reportedly set to tackle toxic masculinity in the UK with a new documentary series.

The actor, who portrayed Mick Carter on the BBC One soap, is said to be fronting the two-part project for Channel 4 that will see him travel up and down the country to explore if men have lost their identity.

Toxic masculinity will be explored, with the programme also set to look at why so many men struggle with their mental health.

It is claimed that, through the documentary viewers will see a ‘whole new side’ to Danny, 45, with a source telling The Sun that this is ‘new ground’ for the former EastEnders star.

‘He’ll still possess his usual bravado, but these are serious issues he’s exploring and he conducts himself accordingly,’ the insider continued to the publication.

‘The look into toxic masculinity is particularly deep. It’s a hugely sensitive documentary all round.’

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Danny’s reps for comment.

The Football Factory star decided to leave EastEnders last year after almost a decade as Walford patriarch and Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter.

Mick’s final scenes saw the character disappear at sea over the festive season while trying to rescue his soulmate Linda (Kellie Bright) from a watery grave, unaware that his beloved L had already made it to safety.

Danny’s first post-EastEnders role saw him fly off to Australia to film a new drama series, entitled Heat, for Channel 5, produced by Neighbours boss Jason Herbison.

The 45-year-old also fronted Cheat, a Netflix quiz series, opposite Ellie Taylor and will now star in new upcoming comedy series Henpocalypse, playing a fictionalised version of himself.

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