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Tuesday 24 October 2017

I'll always take drugs says hardman Dyer

Bad boy actor Danny Dyer has unashamedly boasted he will probably always take drugs -- as long as it does not affect his work or family life.

The father of two, who starred in 90s clubbing film Human Traffic and has presented cult TV shows about hardmen, writes about his recreational drug use throughout his career in a new autobiography.

Dyer writes in the opening pages of his book: "I've always taken drugs and I probably always will, but there's a difference between having the odd crafty bump up the snout as a reward for a job well done and letting it rule your life."

The actor said he had no hesitation in being so honest about his drug taking because he feels he is able to balance it with his career and parenthood.

Speaking about Danny Dyer: Straight Up, published today, he said: "You can't brush it under the carpet and try and pretend it doesn't happen, because it does happen. It happens all over the world every night, millions and millions of people.

"And it can have a terrible effect on people, and other people can deal with it and get on with their lives and never lose a job and bring up their children, and be fine with it. I think everything in moderation."

He said he did not feel he needed to draw a veil over his drug use: "It's not like I'm a Blue Peter presenter is it?"

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