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After Danny Dyer’s on-screen son came out to him on the BBC last night, the EastEnders star took to Twitter to respond to homophobic tweets.

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Dyer, who posed for the front cover of gay magazine Attitude (above) some years ago, plays new character Mick. Last night’s episode saw his son Johnny Carter, played by Sam Strike, came out.

The episode featuring character Johnny’s first gay kiss generated a torrent of homophobic abuse from a minority on Twitter.

The BBC told PinkNews that only 2 complaints were made about the kiss out of approximately 7.9 million viewers.