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Danny Dyer reveals his real name — and it's due to a spelling mistake

EastEnders star Danny Dyer has revealed his real name.

The actor, who portrays Mick Carter in the BBC One soap, confirmed his name to be Danial Dyer, claiming that his dad misspelt ‘Daniel’ on his birth certificate, as he was ‘off his nut’ at the time.

‘My old dad, and I love him very much, is old school’ He said.

‘I was born in the 70s so men didn’t really get involved in much then.

‘Back in the day, my mum would go: “I’m going into labour”, and he’d be up the boozer and go: “What time are you going to be home?”

‘She went into labour and gave birth. He got up there, obviously off his nut, and he got to do the important thing, the birth certificate, which I think you have to sign’, said Danny on Sorted with the Dyers podcast.

“He agreed to the name Daniel but he spelt it Danial: D-A-N-I-A-L.

‘It could’ve been a mix of things – that he was battered, that he doesn’t spell. It could’ve been a bit of both.’

Danny admitted that he always intended to change his name to Danny, as he felt it has a ‘better ring to it’.

‘As I got into the acting years I sort of decided… I changed it. It was always going to be Danny. I thought Danny was a better name, it has a better ring to it.’

Danny has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Mick in EastEnders, who is currently at the centre of a childhood abuse story, as the character realised he’d been abused by carer Katy Lewis (Simone Lahbib) when he was 12.

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