Danny Dyer: I said no celebrity Bake Off because I took a liberty with Mary Berry

Danny Dyer didn’t fancy his chances in the celebrity version of The Great British Bake Off, because he was worried he had offended Mary Berry by licking her ear during a drunken acceptance speech at an awards ceremony.

The EastEnders, who admitted he could not remember much of the night at the TV Choice Awards, told Jonathan Ross: “They’ve asked me to do it, but I don’t know how Mary is with me because I cuddled her at the awards.”

Mary Berry (Ian West/PA)

Mary Berry (Ian West/PA)

Danny, who plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter, is joined on Wossy’s ITV chat show (ITV, Saturday) by Bake Off hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, Dame Diana Rigg and Johnny Vegas.

The star, who grew up in Canning Town, east London, told Jonathan he changes his scripts to bring in more Cockney rhyming slang.

Danny Dyer (Yui Mok/PA)

Danny Dyer (Yui Mok/PA)

He said: “I made the job hard for myself really because I thought when I come in it, I want to bring back a bit of the East End. They’re good writers there but they’re quite middle class people so I’m constantly changing the dialogue and I’m freaking their nut out and they have meetings over the word ‘boat race’.”