Danny Dyer is reportedly set to appear on ‘The Great British Bake Off’ Stand Up To Cancer celebrity special.
The TV hardman, 46, will try his hand in the show’s marquee while shooting football hooligan drama ‘Marching Powder’, which is the follow up to 2004’s ‘The Football Factory’.
A TV source told The Sun: “Danny once said he could never go on the show as he got drunk at a bash, and when he met Mary Berry he licked her ear.”
The Sun also reported former EastEnders star Danny will be joined by several other famous names for the miniseries, which aims to raise money to fight the disease.
Danny revealed in 2015 he turned down a chance to appear on the ‘Bake Off’ celebrity special because he was worried he had offended its then-judge Mary, 88, by licking her ear during a drunken acceptance speech at an awards ceremony the year before.
After EastEnders picked up the best soap prize at the TV Choice Awards in 2014, Danny appeared late on stage and started to manhandle Mary, who was presenting the gong to the BBC soap’s stars – appearing to lean in to kiss her before Mary accepted a peck on the cheek and brushed him off.
During an appearance on Jonathan Ross’ ITV chat a few months later, Danny said about turning down the chance to appear in a celebrity version of ‘The Great British Bake Off’: “They’ve asked me to do it but I don’t know how Mary is with me because I cuddled her at the awards.”
Meanwhile, Danny has been photographed in body armour before getting punched while shooting his new gangland film, which has a working title of ‘Marching Powder’.
He is reprising the role of hooligan Tommy Johnson from ‘The Football Factory’ and a witness told The Sun about the rough scene: “He may be 20 years older – but Dan’s character still looks a menace.”