Danny Dyer: Fans react to feisty first look at Channel 5 show Heat

It will be his first post-EastEnders role

Watch below: First look at Danny Dyer in Channel 5 drama Heat.

A look at Danny Dyer's first post-EastEnders role has been unveiled by Channel 5.

Dyer is set to star in the broadcaster's original drama Heat which is set in Australia during bushfire season with two families put under pressure on what is supposed to be a dream holiday.

Brad (Darren McMullen) throws Steve (Danny Dyer) a lifeline from his money worries. (Fremantle Australia)
Danny Dyer in Heat. (Fremantle Australia)

In a first look at the gritty drama, Dyer can be seen in a number of tense moments including a row with an unseen character as he is held back by Darren McMullen from Christmas on the Farm.

In a more relaxing moment, Dyer and his character's family can also be seen having a picnic by a river and raising a toast.

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Heat features an ensemble cast that also includes Olympia Valance, Jane Allsop and Neighbours' Richie Morris.

Fans have been reacting on social media to seeing Dyer in his first role since he departed EastEnders at Christmas.

(L to R) Hunter Hayden, Matteo Annetta, Danny Dyer, Pia Miranda, Darren McMullen, Jane Allsop, Matia Marks and Richie Morris. (Fremantle Australia)
Danny Dyer's first post-EastEnders role is in Heat. (Fremantle Australia)

One wrote on Twitter: "Been so buzzing about this since it was announced and it looks INSANE. G’won DD. Absolutely smashing it."

One fan also said: "Looks mint. Can't believe he left EastEnders though he was such a great actor on there."

Another made a joke about Dyer's EastEnders exit that appeared to see him drown: "Woah i can’t believe he swam all the way to Australia."

Brad (Darren McMullen) holds back a raging Steve (Danny Dyer) when he discovers Mia (Matia Marks) and Jet (Richie Morris) together. (Fremantle Australia)
Danny Dyer will star in Heat for Channel 5. (Fremantle Australia)

Channel 5 have massively increased their original drama output over the last year with new shows including Desperate Measures with Amanda Abbington and Warren Brown and psychological thriller The Catch which stars Aneurin Barnard.

Dyer has a number of other post-EastEnders projects lined up including new Netflix gameshow Cheat which he will co-host with comedian Ellie Taylor. That will premiere on the streaming service on 1 March.

Heat will premiere on Channel 5 later this year.