EastEnders star Danny Walters has split from his long-term girlfriend Lily Smith

EASTENDERS hunk Danny Walters is back on the market after splitting from his long-term girlfriend.

The actor, who plays heartthrob Keanu Taylor on the BBC1 soap, has parted ways with his missus-of-five years, pretty brunette Lily Smith.

The former couple, who have shared snaps on Instagram of romantic holidays in Spain and cosy spa breaks, called time on their relationship after he decided to focus on his work.

A telly source said: “Danny and Lily still have a lot of respect for each other, but want to spend time concentrating on their own goals.

“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

Danny, who first appeared on EastEnders in June 2017, bagged a National Television Award for Best Newcomer the following year.

The young star attended the London School of Musical Theatre between 2011 and 2012.