Tonight’s opening episode of the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? may just have been the best programme ever to have been shown on television.
Our subject was Danny Dyer, a man entertaining enough in himself to make it a must watch, but then came the biggest revelation ever seen on the show.
Danny Dyer, aka Mick Carter in EastEnders, is a descendant of Edward III
Let us take you through it in tweets…
From the off, viewers knew this might be the best thing to happen all year.
Danny Dyer's episode of Who Do You Think You Are might just salvage 2016 😭— Meg (@MegMeg_IE) November 24, 2016
There was an enormous amount of love for Danny.
Danny Dyer - relentlessly, unashamedly cockney and a massive soppy git. I think I love him #wdytya— Tricoteuse (@Roxy_Hart) November 24, 2016
Although he really played up his Cockney image.
Danny’s demeanour was an inspiration to many.
I like the way Danny Dyer calls men babe and I'm going to start doing it— Fraser Wilson (@frazwils) November 24, 2016
At one point he actually used the phrase “severe readies” when told his ancestors were rich.
Not sure the term 'severe readdies' has ever been heard on #whodoyouthinkyouare before. This Danny Dyer episode is something else.— Blaise Tapp (@blaisetapp1) November 24, 2016
Then came the bombshell – he’s related to Thomas Cromwell.
DANNY DYER IS RELATED TO THOMAS CROMWELL???!! Christ alive.... #WhoDoYouThinkYouAre— Victoria (@VictoriaJSadler) November 24, 2016
But apparently wasn’t a Wolf Hall viewer.
Can’t you see the resemblance?
Danny visited his ancestors’ gaff – Hampton Court Palace.
But there was more to come – he’s also related to Edward III.
Danny Dyer - *Danny Dyer* - is a direct descendent of Edward III. Danny Dyer is a Plantagenet. Thanks 2016.— Pete Newbon (@PeteNewbon) November 24, 2016
“I might treat myself to a massive ruff”. Danny Dyer on discovering he’s descended from Edward III. Royalols— Hilary Knight (@hilarycknight) November 24, 2016
As the episode ended with Danny telling his wife, who ran inside their house screaming “I’m a princess”, we all agreed this was an amazing hour.
All rise for His Royal Highness, Danny Dyer!