Baffled fans hit out at Danny Dyer’s ‘disappointing’ panto appearance

Some felt a bit short changed

Danny Dyer has disappointed fans by apparently appearing in a two-hour Christmas stage show for just 13 minutes.

The actor is starring in a production of Nativity! The Musical alongside daughter Dani, 22, comedian Jo Brand and theatre actor Scott Garnham.

Danny and Dani have thrilled fans with a scene in which they sing a duet together dressed as giant glittering baubles.

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Danny apparently starred in the panto for 13 minutes (Credit: The Claytons / Splash)

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But some were left feeling short changed.

Danny is billed as a star of the show but is reportedly only on the stage for a tenth of the total running time. What’s more, it’s been said he is completely absent from the show’s grand finale.

According to The Sun, one unhappy audience member said: “It was a bit baffling that Danny wasn’t in the final song considering his daughter was.

“For the expensive ticket price, there was definitely an expectation amongst the crowd of seeing a bit more of the man himself.”

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Many were touched by Dani’s duet with her dad (Credit: Instagram)

Tickets for Nativity! The Musical are fetching as much as £120.

Complaining on Twitter, one fan said it’s “crazy” that Danny features in such a small part of the show.

But many others were happy with his part, with one calling the duet “surreal but brilliant” and another saying it was a “touching father daughter moment”.

Twitter user @Mcshelly75 said her “Christmas has been made” by watching his performance.

Danny’s wife Joanne Mas attended the show alongside Jack Fincham, Dani’s on-off boyfriend and fellow Love Island winner.

Nativity! The Musical is a stage adaptation the 2009 film Nativity! starring Martin Freeman. It tells the story of a teacher who promises his primary school pupils that he’ll get a big-shot producer to see their nativity play.

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In last year’s production, Danny’s role of Hollywood producer Lewis Parker was played by former X Factor judge Louis Walsh.

Nativity! The Musical is on at the Eventim Apollo in London until 31st December.

ED! has contacted representatives for Danny for comment.

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