Danny Dyer smashed himself out of wardrobe after building it 'wrong way round'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 March 2021
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Danny Dyer

'EastEnders' actor Danny Dyer once trapped himself inside a wardrobe he had just built, and as a result he had to smash some of his handy work to pieces so he could escape

Danny Dyer had to smash himself out of a wardrobe after building it "the wrong way round".

The 'EastEnders' actor was turning his hand to a spot of DIY when he suddenly realised he was trapped inside the piece of furniture, and as a result he had to destroy some of his handy work to escape.

Speaking on his and daughter Dani Dyer's Spotify Original podcast 'Sorted with the Dyers', he said: "I once built a wardrobe and I built myself into it.

"I had to then smash my way out of the back.

"I don't know how I did it. I was very, very young. I built it the wrong way round and then I couldn't get out.

"So I just smashed through the pebble-dashed bit at the back."

Danny explained the story to guest Romesh Ranganathan to cheer him up, after the comedian confessed he isn't the best at DIY and joked it is "like a dagger to [his] heart" when someone comments on the "wonky" dining chairs he once built.

He added: "All those traditionally male jobs, I'm just s*** at. Anything like sorting stuff around the house.

"We had dining chairs and they had to be assembled.

"I put them together and did it s***, so they're wonky and a bit crap.

"Every time her mum comes round and sits in the chair [Romesh's wife] Leesa looks at me as if to say, 'You're not a proper man are you?'

"Every time a guest comes round and says, 'This chair is a bit funny,' it's like a dagger to my heart as I realise it's just another person commenting on my masculinity.

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