Danny Dyer: ”Game Of Thrones’ rejected me three times’

'EastEnders' actor discusses his 'knock-backs' on 'The Jonathan Ross Show' tomorrow (January 31)

Danny Dyer has revealed that he has auditioned for Game Of Thrones three times – and always been rejected.

The EastEnders actor appears alongside Game Of Thrones star Diana Rigg on ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show tomorrow night (January 31), and says while chatting about the HBO drama: “I’ve been up for it three times, [but] I got three knock-backs.”

Rigg, who plays Lady Olenna Tyrell on the hit fantasy series, then jokes that she can “put in a word – as long as you lose the cockney act”. Dyer and Rigg appear on The Jonathan Ross Show tomorrow (January 31) at 9.20pm on ITV.

Meanwhile, Sky Atlantic has recently confirmed that season five of Game Of Thrones will begin at 9pm on Monday, April 13, the day after it premieres on HBO. Once again, the new season will consist of ten episodes.

HBO unveiled nine new cast members for Game Of Thrones season five at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2014, including former Bond villain Jonathan Pryce and Oscar-nominated actress Keisha Castle-Hughes.

For the first time, Game Of Thrones author George RR Martin has not written an episode for the forthcoming season, as he is concentrating on completing the sixth novel in his series, The Winds of Winter.

Meanwhile, former Game Of Thrones star Charles Dance – who played wealthy Lord Tywin Lannister in the first four seasons – has recently revealed that discussions about a potential spin-off film are now underway.