Eastenders’ Danny Walters SPLITS from girlfriend of five years Lily Smith

EastEnders star Danny Walters has mutually split from his girlfriend Lily Smith after five years together, according to reports.

The 26 year old, who plays Keanu Taylor in the popular BBC soap, are said to still have “a lot of respect for each other” but decided it was best to end their romance while they focus on their own growth.

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

"However they still remain close and have a lot of respect for each other.”

It may come to a surprise to fans, after Danny famously thanked his girlfriend after winning a National Television Award last year in a very emotional speech last year.

As his name was announced, Danny kissed Lily before taking to the stage.

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He then declared: "There’s so many people to thank for this… I’d mainly like to thank my partner Lily.

"There's been time when I’ve doubted myself and my talent but she’s the one who’s given me the inspiration.

"So I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for her."

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Danny has made a huge impact since his arrival on the soap in June 2017.

He was first seen on-screens in 2012, when he starred alongside Suranne Jones in the movie Broken Hearts.

He bagged a National Television Award for Best Newcomer the following year.

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