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Wednesday 21st August 2019

EastEnders star Danny Walters 'splits from girlfriend to focus on work'

Hunky actor is apparently back on the market, ladies!

Actor Danny Walters is reportedly back on the market after splitting from his girlfriend of five years, Lily Smith.

Danny, who plays EastEnders hunk Keanu Taylor, is said to want to "focus on his work".

However, a source has claimed that the pair "remain close".

Danny and Lily have split after five years together (Credit: Instagram)

A source told The Sun: "Danny and Lily still have a lot of respect for each other, but want to spend time concentrating on their own goals."

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They added: "They’re both really young and have a lot of growing to do separately, so felt it was best to try being single."

Admitting they "still remain close", the source added that they "have a lot of respect for each other".

Ent Daily has contacted reps for Danny for comment.

Danny shared pictures of himself and Lily on holidays and spa breaks, with fans calling the couple 'adorable' (Credit: Instagram)

They’re both really young and have a lot of growing to do separately, so felt it was best to try being single.

Lily was a regular feature on 26-year-old Danny's Instagram feed, with the gushing star sharing pictures of their sunshine holidays and spa breaks.

The pretty brunette was also a regular on Danny's arm as he attended awards ceremonies.

Fans had branded the couple "adorable", with one saying Lily was "a seriously lucky lady".

Lily was a regular at Danny's red carpet events (Credit: Instagram)

However, the last time Danny posted a picture of the pair was back in November.

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He has recently been posting solo shots of his trip to Thailand and hasn't addressed the reported split from Lily on social media.

The actor's character Keanu is currently embroiled in a love triangle with Sharon and Louise (Credit: BBC)

Danny joined Albert Square back in 2017 and is currently embroiled in a love triangle with Louise Mitchell and her step-mum Sharon.

He hit the headlines back in April after a series of homophobic tweets were uncovered. He apologised and called the comments "immature".

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