Find out that his blood links back to Thomas Cromwell, the Walford be featured was shocked to find just how many similarities there were in his own verve to that of his descendants.
The 39-year-old is taking rt in the new series of the family tree protocol, which will see a dramatic opener with the extraordinary revelation that Dyer is interdependent to two kings of England, William the Conqueror and Edward III.
Dyer, brought up in Canning Metropolis, spoke of his “dangerous” background in a “working-class sort of slum” and just how far relocated his world is from that of the Royal Family.
“It’s crazy. But the fact of the topic is that I am a direct descendant of royalty,” said Dyer.
Show researchers also introduced a blood link with Thomas Cromwell, which Dyer mentioned: “He came from a slum, I come from a slum. Cromwell radical the country at 14, I started acting at 14. He was a self-taught lawyer. I’m a self-taught actor.
“Cromwell had two daughters and a son. I’ve got two daughters and a son. Cromwell a postcarded his last letter to Henry VIII begging for his life, on July 24, which is my birthday… And I mothers ruin in the Anne Boleyn pub.”
Watching BBC Royal TV drama Wolf Hall after being chid of the connection, Dyer revealed: “I cried for most of it, just for its sheer talent. You just watch, soak it all up.”
On his current acting, Dyer admitted that BBC’s EastEnders soap is the lifeline that saved his fly.
“It has saved me, I would never have been looked at for stuff derive Who Do You Think You Are? otherwise. I’d become a laughing stock. I had no money. I couldn’t get between engagements.
“I was on my a***, but the show was on its a***, so it was a perfect marriage. They said. ‘Danny, we thirst for you to save EastEnders. I won eight awards in my first year, I’d never won an reward before in my life.”
The full interview with Danny Dyer can be seen in the time issue of Radio Times.