'I've had a ball' reveals Danny about getting to know his famous ancestors
EastEnders star Danny Dyer will eat sheep’s tongue and don 14th century armour in his new BBC1 history show.
The 41-year-old actor previously discovered he had an amazing family tree on Who Do You Think You Are? and now he’s going to dress, eat, and live his way through the experiences of his ancestors in the two-part series.
“I’m still in shock at the fact that I’m related to such important people,” says Danny, who plays Mick Carter in EastEnders. “I’ve had a ball getting to know them. It was a nutty experience.”
In Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family, the Walford legend travels to the time of the Vikings and the Tudors as he retells 800 years of turbulent British history – which is all part of the Dyer bloodline!
During his Viking experience, Danny eats sheep’s tongue like his Viking 35 x great-grandfather Rollo. Later in history, Danny finds out how to hunt like his 30 x grandfather William the Conqueror, the man who changed British history when he defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
The hugely popular star will also wear 14th century armour so he can experience what it was like for his famous 19 x great grandfather knight Henry Hotspur Percy when he fought. Plus Danny will sport a ruff when he hosts a sugar banquet attended by his entire family in all their Elizabethan finery.
Previously after finding out about his royal links on Who Do You Think You Are?, Danny told Radio Times: “It’s crazy. But the fact of the matter is that I am a direct descendant of royalty.”
It’s not yet been announced when Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family will be shown on BBC1.