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Danny Dyer has told fans his real name – pinning its misspelling on his dad.

Fans assumed that years that the EastEnders star's full name was "Daniel Dyer".

But he explained that thanks to a mix-up on his birth certificate, his old man had actually called him something different.

Speaking on his Sorted With The Dyers podcast with daughter Dani, Danny told: "I did change my name – my name's Danial.

"My old dad, and I love him very much, he's old school. I was born in the 70s. Men didn't really get involved in much.

"Back in the day my mum would go: 'I'm going into labour' and he'd be up the boozer.

Danny told fans that his name isn't what they might think
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"He'd go, 'All right. What time are you going to be home?' She went into labour and gave birth."

Danny added: "Anyway he got up there, obviously off his nut and got to do the important thing which is the birth certificate, which I think you have to sign.

"He agreed to the name Daniel but he spelt it Danial. Could have been a mix of things, could have been that he was battered, could have been that he doesn't spell.

"Could have been a bit of both actually."

Danny told his daughter about the birth certificate mix up
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He went on to say that he changed it to "Danny" as he got into the acting biz.

Pregnant daughter Dani laughed: "That's not your name – you're a fraud if anything."

Fans got to know Danny's dad Tony during an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, the pair tracing their ancestry back through the ages.

Dani and Sammy shared their baby joy in July

Dani's due in a few weeks, her first child with boyfriend Sammy Kimmence.

And granddad to be Danny's already worked up a nickname for the tot – "The Chav."

Dani and Sammy shared their baby joy in July.