Dani Dyer in­ter­view

Love Is­land win­ner Dani Dyer talks style icons, body hang-ups and boyfriend Jack

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She won over the pub­lic on this year’s Love Is­land with boyfriend Jack Fin­cham, and since ris­ing to fame, Dani’s life hasn’t been the same.

As well as bag­ging a panto role along­side her fa­mous dad, East­end­ers ac­tor Danny Dyer, in Na­tiv­ity! The Mu­si­cal, she’s now launched her own fash­ion range.

But there’s al­ways a down­side to fame, which Dani knows about all too well.

Last week, she pulled a prank on the pub­lic by fak­ing an en­gage­ment to Jack, 27, but de­spite ad­mit­ting it was a joke, some fans were less than pleased.

‘Those were the only mes­sages I replied to, as I got a bit of a back­lash,’ the brunette re­veals when Now catches up with her for a chat.

In­stead, the bub­bly 22-yearold usu­ally chooses to ig­nore the crit­i­cism, and adds, ‘No one got hurt! We’re hav­ing a bit of fun. It’s mine and Jack’s re­la­tion­ship.’

Here she fills us in on life out­side the villa, and how she, quite lit­er­ally, wears the pants in her re­la­tion­ship…

Hi Dani! So how has life been since Love Is­land?

I’ve had fan’s sob­bing (in the street) – I hate it as it makes me re­ally emo­tional. I’m like ‘please don’t cry’. Life has changed mas­sively for me, but all for the bet­ter. I didn’t ex­pect so many op­por­tu­ni­ties, but it’s been such a dream come true and I don’t want to ever let that go. How are you jug­gling ev­ery­thing? I’ve been do­ing 13-hour days at work! But time with my fam­ily and with my boyfriend is just as im­por­tant. I have mo­ments when I’m busy and my fam­ily def­i­nitely get that, as does Jack. Tell us about your col­lec­tion with In The Style!

It’s a col­lab­o­ra­tion of all the things I find com­fort­able and flat­ter­ing, as well as what’s on-trend, so lots of snake print, polka dots, over­sized hood­ies, knitwear and the off-the-shoul­der looks with the sock boots. My favourite piece in the whole col­lec­tion is my snakeprint play­suit. I don’t like things too low-cut or too short.

Who is your style icon?

Ari­ana Grande, be­cause I love her, but I also get a lot of in­spi­ra­tion from my

‘My dad’s pretty cool – he ain’t em­bar­rass­ing’

mum, so what­ever she’s worn has al­ways in­flu­enced me. My dad’s pretty cool too. He ain’t an em­bar­rass­ing dad! My par­ents didn’t re­ally want me to wear make-up when I was young but I saved up my lunch money for the cheap­est foun­da­tion.

Does Jack ever give you fash­ion ad­vice?

Yeah. That’s just what you do when you’re like best mates as well as be­ing boyfriend and girl­friend. And Jack’s fash­ion sense isn’t too bad! So I think I’d let him dress me but it just depends what mood he’s in and where I was go­ing. I used to wear bright yel­low Juicy Cou­ture track­suits, walk round Cam­den and pur­posely make my train­ers look dirty.

Do you and Jack ever share each other’s clothes?

I wear his pants – clean ones of course! I wash them and then wear them and he goes, ‘They’re not yours.’ They’re so com­fort­able to wear at night though.

Do you feel con­fi­dent about your body?

I think I’m the same as most girls. There are al­ways go­ing to be things you wish you could change about your­self, but I think that I’ve got more con­fi­dent as I’ve grown up. Does Jack help to boost your con­fi­dence?

It’s so weird, he loves my lit­tle hands and feet! He is very com­pli­men­tary to me, he al­ways makes me feel good about my­self and I love that about him. It’s nice to have a boyfriend who wants to make you feel good. He loves how diddy I am.

Do you work out?

I miss work­ing out, but I haven’t had time lately! I love run­ning, I’ve done half marathons and things. I do a lot more car­dio – I used to do body pump but I have to be care­ful be­cause of my shoul­der, as I’m not al­lowed to lift heavy things. Once things calm down, I’ll be back in the gym at least three times a week.

In The Style X Dani Dyer at inthestyle.com

Dani says Jack is al­ways giv­ing her com­pli­ments!

The Love Is­land love­birds have moved in to­gether

Dani is close to her mum and fa­mous dad

Jack man­aged to hold on to this pair of pants!

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