EastEnders bosses have denied that Danny Dyer is to receive a ‘dressing down’ after hitting back at homophobic remarks on Twitter.

The Sun reports that Dyer, who plays new Queen Vic pub landlord Mick Carter, is facing a dressing down after describing some of the people who had sent him tweets about Friday’s episode as ‘homophobic pricks’. 

However, a spokesperson for the BBC One soap told Digital Spy there is no truth in the reports.

Friday’s episode, watched by nearly 8 million viewers,  saw Mick comfort his son Johnny (Sam Strike) after coaxing him into admitting that he is gay. Although the scene evoked a number of ignorant comments, the episode was largely viewed favourably for the emotional father-son scene.

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