Danny Dyer heads to South Shields soft play for Channel 4's How To Be A Man

Danny Dyer in South Shields
Danny Dyer in South Shields -Credit:Channel 4

Danny Dyer headed to the unfamiliar surroundings of a soft play in South Shields as he filmed scenes for his new Channel 4 show How To Be A Man, as a Geordie Shore star joined him in front of the camera.

Last year, after his dramatic exit as Mick Carter in EastEnders, Danny was linked with a number of different TV shows, including I'm A Celebrity and, in a move that surprised many locals, he was spotted in February 2023 at the Dunes in Shields, popular for its soft play, arcades and bowling alley. Speaking to ChronicleLive at the time. a Dunes staff member said: "His team hired a space to do some filming. But, while we knew it was a project he was leading, we had no confirmation he was actually going to turn up here. We thought he might have just been doing the voiceover for it."

Full of praise for how Danny was with everyone, they added: "He was great. All the staff had their pictures taken with him and he had time for everyone. He was really nice and very approachable."

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And now the reasons for Danny being in South Tyneside became apparent on Wednesday night, when the second part of How To Be A Man aired on Channel 4. He ended up at the Dunes, after chatting to Geordie Shore star Kyle Christie about what it's like to be a dad and a 'modern man', before Kyle took son Crew and Danny to the Dunes, as he met with some of his friends, who were also proud of being really hands on dads.

As well as being surprised and thrilled by the fact he could get a pint in a soft play, Danny listened intently as Kyle and is mates talked proudly about how important it was to be dads and spend time with their children, before he then headed to the University of Sunderland to attend lecture, chat to Dr Rebecca Owens, Head of the School of Psychology and the founder of a pioneering male psychology module.

He also headed to a nearby karting track as Dr Owens conducted an experiment into sex differences in competitiveness.