EastEnders actor recently discovered that he descended from royalty
A video of a washing machine has gone viral after its owner said that it sounded like Danny Dyer.
Lesley Hazeldine from Knaphill, Surrey claims her rather noisy Hotpoint machine sounded like the EastEnders actor saying: “Come on then.”
Explaining why she chose to share her video on Facebook, the 48-year-old council worker said: “I’ve had the machine for over four years, and it’s a great washer, but it’s always been quite noisy.
“I was sitting in my front room one day and my washing machine was on when I heard it saying, ‘Come on then, come on then.’ “
Listen to the clip below and judge for yourself.
The actor made the discovery while appearing on an episode of the BBC’s ancestry show, Who Do You Think You Are?, where famous faces trace their family tree.
Dyer – who hails from Canning Town, east London – found out during filming of his episode that he had royal lineage, with connections dating back to William the Conqueror and Edward III.
“It’s crazy,” Dyer said about the discovery. “But the fact of the matter is that I am a direct descendant of royalty.”
The 39-year-old also found out that he was related to Henry VIII’s advisor, Thomas Cromwell.
He added: “He came from a slum, I come from a slum. Cromwell left the country at 14, I started acting at 14. He was a self-taught lawyer – I’m a self-taught actor.
“Cromwell had two daughters and a son. I’ve got two daughters and a son. Cromwell wrote his last letter to Henry VIII begging for his life, on 24 July, which is my birthday… And I drink in the Anne Boleyn pub.”