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Danny Dyer Reveals Real Name After Dad Was 'Off His Nut' Signing Birth Certificate

Dominic Smithers

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Danny Dyer Reveals Real Name After Dad Was 'Off His Nut' Signing Birth Certificate

Danny Dyer says his dad was 'off his nut' when he signed his birth certificate.

The EastEnders actor has revealed that his name actually isn't the one we've all come to know, and love, him by.

Speaking to his daughter, Dani, on their Sorted with The Dyers podcast, the 44-year-old explained that his old man got his name wrong when it came to making his birth official.

The pair were discussing the top 100 names when Dani joked that Daniel wasn't even in the top 50.


Dani asked: "Are you a Daniel? I just want to confirm?"

"Yeah, I am," replied Danny.

He went on: "I was thinking about this the other day, actually. I was born a Danial.

"Danial is my name, so in the eyes of God, I am a Danial. And it is D-A-N-I-A-L."



Danny Dyer and daughter Dani. Credit: Alamy
Danny Dyer and daughter Dani. Credit: Alamy

Danial explained: "My old dad, and I love him very much, he's old school. I was born in the 70s. Men didn't really get involved in much.

"Back in the day my mum would go, 'I'm going into labour' and he'd be up the boozer.


"He'd go, 'Alright. What time are you going to be home?' She went into labour and gave birth.

"Anyway he got up there, obviously off his nut and got to do the important thing which is the birth certificate, which I think you have to sign.

"He agreed to the name Daniel but he spelt it Danial. Could have been a mix of things, could have been that he was battered, could have been that he doesn't spell. Could have been a bit of both, actually."

Adding: "As I got into the acting years, I changed it to Danny. It was always going to be Danny."

Danial Dyer. Credit: Alamy
Danial Dyer. Credit: Alamy

But his name isn't the only piece of unexpected Danny Dyer info we've had of late.

Earlier this year, he opened up about some issues he was having with his downstairs.

Speaking on the same podcast, he said: "I'm thinking about having a bit of laser surgery, but the other thing I've got to get done is my b*****k. 


"I've got a massive b*****k, it's called a hydrocele.

"Basically one of them is like a f*****g jacket potato. For real. It's one big ball. 

"So I've got the biggest b*****k in the world and the smallest b*****k in the world. 

"If it's a cold day then my winkle looks like a little slug lying on an apple."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: UK News

Dominic Smithers
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