Danny Dyer defends Theresa May with furious attack on Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage

18 November 2018, 15:42 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 07:51

Danny Dyer has expressed sympathy with Theresa May as he launched a furious attack on her critics.

The EastEnders star, whose political views came to prominence during a TV row about former prime minister David Cameron, intervened in a critical week on Brexit.

He slammed ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson for his "stupid haircut" and branded UKIP's Nigel Farage "another p***k in a suit".

"Theresa May, bless her, just got that job by default," Dyer told The Big Issue magazine.

"Boris Johnson running around with his stupid haircut spouting b******s.

"Young people look and think: 'If these are the people running the country, why shouldn't I go and loot and riot?'"

He continued: "They just don't give a f***. This us against them-type vibe has got worse.

"We are living in an age of food banks. How the f*** did that happen? Seriously."

Dyer turned his fire on Mr Cameron over his decision to call the 2016 EU referendum. The UK voted to leave by 51.9% to 48.1%.

"[Politicians] are floundering around. They have been given this thing called f****** Brexit because of one man.

"One man. Who we voted in to be our prime minister, who purely for his own ego decided to call a referendum just to get rid of Nigel Farage.

"Farage, another p***k in a suit who tapped into something - and I suppose it is that white working-class, middle-age man who lost his voice slightly.

"He tapped into what he felt maybe they wanted to say and twisted it. He got a bit of a following, so Cameron decided to call a referendum just to get him."

Dyer called Mr Cameron a posh "t**t" and said after losing the referendum, he "f***s off".

"Well, f*** you, Cameron you posh t**t. Sorry. It backfired on him didn't it? And what does he do? He f**** off. He doesn't like the way it went and he f***** off."

Danny Dyer, 41, plays Mick Carter in the popular BBC One soap.

His intervention comes amid a crucial week for Mrs May, who faces the threat of a confidence vote if enough MPs call for her to go.

The prime minister told Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday she had not been told the 48-letter trigger point had been reached.

Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 committee and only man who knows how many letters have been submitted, told Sky News he would announce "expediently" if and when the threshold is met.