EASTENDERS legend Danny Dyer has claimed a reading from a fortune-teller sparked a run of bad luck that “f***ed” his career for years.
The 43-year-old actor said he met a man working on a movie who correctly predicted his life would be terrible until he hit 36.
But he insisted things turned around when he reached that age – having already almost hit rock bottom.
Speaking to daughter Dani on their Sorted podcast today, he explained: “I did a film years ago and there was a producer on it who was a bit of a weird f***er.
“He said to me: ‘What’s your date of birth?’ I said 24/7/77 and he goes: ‘Ooh.’
“I went: ‘What? What? You can’t f***ing leave it there.’ He said: ‘I just want to say to you that you’ve got a really bad couple of years coming up.’
“He said: ‘Your best year will be when you’re 36.’ I thought: ‘What the f***? What a load of b******s.’
“Anyway I went on to have the worst couple of years of my life. Some awful s*** happened to me. Bad mistakes, bad decisions. My career was f***ed.
“It was the period where I became a bit of a joke to people – I still am a joke to some people, but to others I’m an icon and a legend.
“When I got to 36 I thought: ‘Well that’s it, my career’s over.’ I was going to nightclubs waving from balconies to get a bit of money to pay the mortgage.
“Anyway I got to 36 and then EastEnders popped up – no money in the bank and I went for that meeting. He was right.”
Dani, 24, was left in hysterics after she asked if Danny had ever got in touch with the fortune-teller to tell him what had happened.
The actor roared: “No. I don’t want to go anywhere near the geezer. He’s a f***ing jinx.”