EastEnders star Danny Dyer is to deliver Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message on December 25, reflecting on Brexit and the rest of a 'pretty full-on' 2018.

The Albert Square favourite will be on screens on Christmas Day at 3:50pm and will tell viewers that the "palava" in Westminster has seen "more backstabbing than we have in Albert Square".

"It ain't any better for the Yanks though, is it?" asks Dyer, turning his attention to US President Donald Trump.

"He don't want to turn up to memorials because it's raining. He don't fancy a little trip to Britain because there's people here that just don't like him. Leave off."

The actor finds time to pay tribute to those who fought in World War I and for women's right to vote, citing his mother, grandmother and playwright Harold Pinter as his own heroes.

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"That's what I think we need more of, heroes, role models," he explains.

"If we need anything for 2019, it's for each of us to find who we look up to. Could be your mum, could be your dad, your stepdad, your nan, teacher, social worker. Maybe even a handsome roguish actor off your favourite soap."

"I teach my girls they can be who they want to be, and I try and teach my boy to be a good man," he continues. 

"Now don't get me wrong, I ain't no saint, you know, I can do better. I think we can all do better. And as dads, we can't stop trying to do better until there's no need for hashtags to remind us that no means no."

Signing off, Dyer says: "Life can get a little stressful and we might get on each other's nerves a bit, but remember how much there is to be proud of, to be grateful of [sic]. And get yourself a Harold, you know, if you can... Merry Christmas, my loves."

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