Dani Dyer was sobbing her " heart out" after reading nasty comments about her pregnancy online.
The 24-year-old star - who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Sammy Kimmence - regrets reading the "horrible" comments from trolls who told her she would make a "terrible mother", which were left underneath a social media advert for life insurance she featured in.
Speaking to her dad Danny on their 'Sorted with the Dyers' podcast, she recalled: "They were saying I was going to be a terrible mother. They were calling me vulgar, saying ‘she doesn’t deserve happiness’. Why don’t I?
“I wanted to sob my heart out. It hurts. What have I done to deserve those comments? I’m just talking about life insurance!"
However, Danny urged her not to take the troll's comments to heart and assured his daughter they were just "jealous and bitter" of her life.
He said: “You’re doing well for yourself, you’re a beautiful girl, you’ve got a wonderful career. We have to accept that if we’re going to put our life out there, we’re not into mind control - we cannot make everybody like us.
"This faceless human being has no prospects. This is someone looking up to you saying, ‘How dare you have what I want.’ This person doesn’t know you - how can they comment about you being a s*** mum? They haven’t got a clue.”
The 'EastEnders' star added: “How much to we allow ourselves to give a f*** about what that human being thinks of us?
“This human being sitting in some bedroom in Kidderminster, let’s not give them the power to control our emotions.”
Meanwhile, the 43-year-old actor recently admitted while it's an "honour" to be welcoming his first grandchild, he is already freaking out about the chance of becoming a great grandad by the time he is 80.
He said: "Well, it's such an honour. I mean, in my head, I'm still 20 in a way, you know, you're not gonna be a grandad and stuff.
"So I just want the baby to be healthy. And I'll just, you know, it's always talking about these things. You know, the baby's not here yet. We're excited. It's the start of a new era.
"And I just got to try and get my head around the fact that I could be a great grandad by the time I'm 60. Yeah, that's what freaks me out more than anything else. Really!
"Then a great great grandad by the time I’m 80. But I should have known this was coming. I had her when I was eighteen! So, you know, it was always going to be inevitable."
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