Terry Alderton regrets judging Danny Dyer
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 March 2014
'EastEnders' actor Terry Alderton wishes he hadn't stereotyped his current co-star Danny Dyer in the '90s and insists the loud-mouthed Londoner is actually an "unassuming" person
Terry Alderton regrets judging his fellow 'EastEnders' co-star Danny Dyer.
The comedian famously fell out with the outspoken actor in the '90s after a spat at a music festival, with Terry then poking fun of Danny's TV shows by creating a spoof character named Danny Dire, but after they were both cast in the BBC One soap last year, they decided to bury the hatchet and put their old rivalry to rest.
Terry told The Sun newspaper: "I first found out Danny was coming into the show when my mum texted me. I thought, 'You're joking'! To cut a long story short, I saw him sitting in costume. I said, 'I think we'd better get this over with now!'
"He was going, 'Nah, nah, it's not a problem, geezer.' I said, 'Okay geezer, fine.' You know what? That episode taught me a lot about myself as a person. Danny's a very sweet man. We all put on a front.
"But the real Danny Dyer is actually quite a quiet unassuming person. The moral of the story is, we had a falling out and I was too quick to judge him on the stereotype of what he was. There is no bad blood. He knows what I'm about, I'm a comic, I'm a p**s-taker. We got on straight away, it was absolutely fine."
And the pair have bonded so well they have even talked about filming a joke video for Comic Relief together.
Terry added: "We are going to do 'Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men', on the Square, hopefully for the next Comic Relief - and he is going to 'iron me out'. It would be good for this guy to say, 'I'm sick and tired of this geezer, doing spoofs of me on the internet and taking the mickey out of me on telly.' It will be hilarious."