EastEnders star Danny Dyer does Top Gun for Children in Need special

From Mick Carter to Maverick...

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Two years ago, we saw EastEnders star Danny Dyer give his best impression of John Travolta in Grease for a performance of You’re the One That I Want on Children in Need. Now, he’s back to take on the guise of another Hollywood A-lister: Tom Cruise in Top Gun.

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Yes, this year’s charity fundraiser will see Dyer turn from Mick to Maverick as he channels the hit 1986 high-flying action drama. But will he be taking your breath away?

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Other highlights of the 2016 appeal show – set to be broadcast on Friday 18 November 2016 – include a preview of the Doctor Who Christmas special, a Would I Lie To You? special edition with Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell, plus a special sketch featuring Eddie Redmayne.

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below.

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