The hardman actor, who joined the BBC soap at Christmas, has been involved in a plot that saw his on-screen son come out.
“It was a real positive thing,” said Danny on this weekend's Jonathan Ross Show.
Speaking about the fan mail he has received since the scenes aired, the actor admits it has touched him.
“A lot of young gay men, who hadn’t come out yet, they saw that scene and I was getting letters from these guys saying they came out the next day because of it.
"That’s a powerful thing and I was really proud to be associated with that.”
Dyer thinks that storyline has gone a long way in changing how people see him, thanks to his character Mick Carter's reaction.
He explained: “ They spun it on the head for me, because obviously my perception and what people think I’m about – that I was going to react badly - and instead I just cuddled him and said, ‘Listen, it’s fine, I love you, no problem.’”
Fagburn loved the coming out scene.
And I have a lot of time for professional cheeky chappie Cockney geezer, Danny Dyer.
He's worked with Harold Pinter, you know?