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Danny Dyer's History Show Sounds Absolutely Amazing

Rachel Andrews

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Danny Dyer's History Show Sounds Absolutely Amazing

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EastEnders star Danny Dyer will be switching up the Queen Vic in Walford to live like a king for a new BBC history series.

The actor recently discovered he was related to royalty in Who Do You Think You Are? and now Danny wants to experience how his ancestors would have lived life.

So in Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family, he will be switching up pie, mash and liquor for meals which his viking ancestors ate, such as sheep's tongue.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Danny will also be learning to hunt like his 30x great-grandfather, William the Conqueror, as he explores over 800 years of history.

"I'm still in shock at the fact that I'm related to such important people," Danny said of his new show. "I've had a ball getting to know them. It was a nutty experience.

Danny is also related to Thomas Cromwell, Edward III and Henry III.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

The two-part series will see the soap star dressing up in 14th armour to fight like his 19x great-grandfather, the knight Henry Hotspur Percy, as well as other classic dress of his royal ancestors.

Danny will be wearing an Elizabeth ruff as he hosts a sugar banquet of sweet treats for his living family, including daughter Dani Dyer, who will also be dressing up in full period attire for the event.

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

The BBC's history commissioner, Simon Young, said: "Danny is just an incredible talent and he has an amazing history in his family tree; what better way to get people to look at and understand that royal history than through his eyes. It injects fun and I think we need that."


An air date for Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family has not yet been announced, but promo shots of Danny show him dressed in various armours and period outfits, promising a fantastic series for fans.

Topics: TV Entertainment, Danny Dyer, dani dyer

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