Danny-Boy Hatchard swears Comic Relief fall was staged

Louise McCreesh
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Danny-Boy Hatchard has taken to Twitter to clear up some things about his Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief routine last night (March 11) - namely that his fall at the end of the dance was completely meant to be there.

The former EastEnders star appeared on the show as his first TV appearance since leaving Albert Square last month and Danny swapped his hard-hitting storylines for some (ahem) floor-hitting action instead with a performance of Elton John's 'I'm Still Standing'.

After a very energetic - and very colourful - performance, Danny ended his song-and-dance number by promptly falling off the back of the stage.

As a joke that he's not still standing. Get it? Get it?

Well, it seems it was a bit of a long-shot gag, as Danny has since taken to social media to assure fans (and maybe even himself) that the fall was indeed meant to happen, and had been choreographed in, rehearsed, the lot.

"Just to clear things up, the fall at the end of my performance last night on #LetsSingAndDance for #comicrelief was of course staged," he wrote. "Ha."

And we're only like 80% convinced he's telling the truth. As a former EastEnders star, Danny would know how to leave the audience on a cliffhanger duff-duff moment after all...

Still, whether it was an accident or intentional, it wasn't enough to see Danny through to the next round of the competition as the public vote chose the cast of Casualty and Holby City and James and Ola Jordan over him and Boys Allowed.

The night's judges chose the rival soaps to go through, but all the acts were pipped to the top of the public's vote by The Chasers themselves, with a fabulous Wizard of Oz inspired routine.

Fortunately, it wasn't all bad news for Danny, as he did get to connect with a former co-star.

EastEnders pal Annette Badland (otherwise known as Aunt Babe) - who also bowed out of EastEnders last month - appeared in the star's VT, as she tried to take the performance all for herself.

Typical, Babe.

Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief continues next weekend on BBC One.

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