King Danny the First has something of a ring to it, don’t you think?
It’s not altogether out of the question, either.
Say, for example, that a meteor wiped out the entire Royal Family and another few thousand people in line to the British throne. Unlikely as it is, the EastEnders star could end up clutching an orb with a crown on his bonce.
Not convinced? Well, the 39-year-old actor is set to appear on an episode of the BBC’s genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? later this month, and is shocked to discover he has a smidgen of blue blood coursing through his veins.
“A kid from Canning Town, Custom House, and this is my bloodline,” Danny coos in the show.
“It’s ridiculous to think that someone of my stature, somebody from absolutely nothing… actually my blood is his blood. I can not compute it in my brain that this man is related to me, this wonderful, powerful man.”
Sadly the identity of Danny’s medieval royal relative is being kept under wraps until the show airs.
Danny was born Daniel John Dyer in the East End in 1977. He now lives in Essex with his partner and three kids.
“Growing up you either had to make people laugh or you had to be able to hold your hands up or you’d get walked all other,” the star explained when discussing his upbringing. “”So I was a bit of a tearaway as a kid.
“I was probably heading for prison until I found my calling, which was acting. I’m from a broken family.
“My mum and dad split up when I was quite young. So it was just my mum that brought me up. My dad wasn’t around that much as a father figure, so I’ve never really asked what my ancestry is.”