Danny Dyer believes COVID-19 is divine intervention to change human behaviour

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read
Actor Danny Dyer poses for photographers at the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards in London, Sunday, May 12, 2019.(Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
Danny Dyer believes coronavirus is an intervention on humanity. (AP)

Danny Dyer has said he believes the coronavirus pandemic is an otherworldly intervention to change humanity for the better.

The EastEnders star – who hosted BBC documentary I Believe In UFOs in 2010 – hopes that the long-term effect of COVID-19 will be a positive change in human behaviour.

Dyer said: “I think there is some sort of intervention. Something has to change, something has to shift within our human behaviour. And hopefully, on the back of this pandemic, something will shift within us.”

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But he added: “I can't f***ing see it yet. I still think there's a lot of hatred out there, a lot of division with everything that is going on in America and here with our f***ing useless government.”

Dani and Danny Dyer are teaming up for a new podcast. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Danny Dyer and daughter Dani are teaming up for a new podcast. (Getty Images)

The 43-year-old actor – best known for playing Mick Carter in the BBC soap – has teamed up with daughter Dani, winner of Love Island 2018, to host new agony aunt podcast Sorted With The Dyers.

Dyer said: “We’ve got to understand that this has been the most difficult, intense year. This has never happened before. There is nothing to compare this to. So you know, the idea of the whole world shutting down – it's just unheard of. We've had awful things happen.

“To us, as a human race, there’s never been a pandemic that has wiped out every industry and the fear that comes with that and the anxiety.”

The Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men presenter revealed he got through lockdown by building Lego models, including ones of Hogwarts school, Big Ben and a life-sized Yoda.

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/06/01: Danny Dyer arrives on the red carpet during The British Soap Awards 2019 at The Lowry, Media City, Salford in Manchester. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Danny Dyer got himself through lockdown by building Lego. (Getty Images)

He revealed: “I’ve got a creative part of my brain, I had to do something with myself otherwise I’d go a bit crackers. And I loved it, but of course you start running out of room!”

Dyer is also excited about becoming a grandfather after Dani, 24, announced she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Sammy Kimmence.

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He said: “It's such an honour. I mean, in my head, I'm still 20 in a way, you know, you're not gonna be a grandad and stuff. So I just want the baby to be healthy.

“We're excited. It's the start of a new era. And I just got to try and get my head around the fact that I could be a great-grandad by the time I'm 60. That's what freaks me out more than anything else.”

The Spotify Original podcast Sorted With The Dyers featuring hosts Danny and Dani Dyer is available exclusively on Spotify now.

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