Danny Dyer appears as drag queen in Lucy Rose music video

EastEnders hardman Danny Dyer has said he dragged up in a red sequinned dress for a music video to prove people should be "who they wanna be".

The actor, who plays Mick Carter in the BBC soap, said he was "honoured" to take part in the video for singer Lucy Rose's single Nebraska and described it as a "moving piece of work".

The video, directed by Christopher McGill with cameos from Ghostpoet, Rae Morris and Josef Salvat, shows Dyer putting on make-up before appearing on stage as a drag queen.

Dyer told The Independent: "I was honoured to be asked by the maestro that is Lucy Rose to be part of her video. When I got the treatment through I was overwhelmed."

Indie singer Rose said that she was nervous asking Dyer to appear in drag for her video.

She said: "How could I ask Danny to do what we were asking him to do? The miracle to this story is that almost an hour after I sent over the treatment he replied saying lets do it, I've always wanted to be a drag queen."