Danny Dyer accidentally got drunk filming EastEnders thanks to real beer pumps on set

Danny Thompson
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MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/06/01: Danny Dyer arrives on the red carpet during The British Soap Awards 2019 at The Lowry, Media City, Salford in Manchester. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Danny Dyer arrives on the red carpet during The British Soap Awards 2019 at The Lowry, Media City, Salford in Manchester. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Danny Dyer once accidentally got “f***ing hammered” during EastEnders filming - due to the real beer pump’s used at the Queen Vic.

The star, who plays landlord Mick Carter, became unintentionally inebriated at work after over-indulging during a scene, according to co-star Danny Hatchard.

Hatchard, who plays Mick's son Lee Carter, revealed it happened when the cast had access to the beer pumps which had actual booze in.

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Speaking to the Daily Star, the 28-year-old said: "Behind the bar in the Vic, one of the pumps used to be a real pump. It used to let out real beer.

"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. By the end we was f**king hammered.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 03:  Danny-Boy Hatchard attends The British Soap Awards at The Lowry Theatre on June 3, 2017 in Manchester, England. The Soap Awards will be aired on June 6 on ITV at 8pm.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Danny Hatchard attends The British Soap Awards at The Lowry Theatre on June 3, 2017 in Manchester, England. The Soap Awards will be aired on June 6 on ITV at 8pm. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

"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."

One of the perks of the job it would seem. Though according to comments back in 2018, Dyer is now sober.

THE QUEEN VICTORIA PUBLIC HOUSE - MORE USUALLY KNOWN AS THE QUEEN VIC, ON THE EASTENDERS SET AT BBC ELSTREE.   (Photo by Ben Curtis - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
THE QUEEN VICTORIA PUBLIC HOUSE - MORE USUALLY KNOWN AS THE QUEEN VIC, ON THE EASTENDERS SET AT BBC ELSTREE. (Photo by Ben Curtis - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

The 42-year-old told Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain: “I’ve been off it for 18 months since my well-documented problems.”

The problems mentioned likely refers to a boozy night at the 2017 National Television Awards.

He was forced to take six weeks off work by Eastenders bosses when a video clip emerged of the actor looking worse for wear and acting aggressively.

Read more: Mick Carter to leave The Queen Vic in EastEnders?

Asked by Morgan if he missed having a drink, he responded: “A bit, but not really. I hate what it does to me, the way it makes me behave. Problem is, once I start, I can’t stop.”

Dyer found fame staring in movies such as Human Traffic and The Football Factory. He joined EastEnders in 2013.