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Danny Dyer makes first appearance since Eastenders exit

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Danny Dyer has been pictured for the first time since taking a break from Eastenders amid reports that he was suffering from "exhaustion and stress". The actor looked happy and well rested while posing for a photo with a fan in South Africa. According to The Sun, sources said that the soap star "appeared to be in good spirits" as he enjoyed his holiday. Danny took a break from the soap in mid-February, with a spokesperson for the BBC saying: "Danny is on a short break from EastEnders. This was not enforced by bosses nor has he quit the show."

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Danny tied the knot with Joanne after 20 years

The dad-of-three has reportedly taken his wife Joanne Mas on a second honeymoon after the pair married in September 2016 after a 20 year relationship. Speaking about the special day, Danny told HELLO!: "I was overwhelmed. Jo looked stunning - and seeing her there with all my beautiful children - I was really moved. It couldn't have been any better… To be standing here with the girl I grew up with – looking so beautiful in her wedding dress – that is a lovely thing. Jo is my best girl – the love of my life. Without her I would be nothing."

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The actor, meanwhile, has recently opened up about projects he would like to do in the future, and hinted that he would love to be the new Doctor in Doctor Who. "I'd be interested in it," he told the Daily Star. "I could see myself in the scarf and all that. I think I could do it easily. I'd keep my accent too." He continued: "Four years is a long time. It's been really rewarding but there's other stuff out there. I'd love to show other sides to me. I loved theatre and all that."