Dermot O’Leary forced to apologise for Danny Dyer swearing at NTAs

Danny let some naughty words slip during his speech

Dermot O’Leary was forced to apologise after Danny Dyer dropped the f-bomb during last night’s National Television Awards.

EastEnders actor Danny became emotional as he accepted an award for Best Serial Drama Performance for his role as Mick Carter in the soap.

He told the audience and viewers: “I can’t believe that, wow, thank you. I want to thank all of my EastEnders mob over there. I love you so much, honestly. You’re like my brothers and sisters.”

Danny dropped the f-bomb during his speech (Credit: ITV)

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He continued: “I just want to say to all you young kids living out there in poverty, who don’t think they’ve got a right to dream, or hope or believe – do not let where you come from define where you’re going in life.

“You can be whoever you want to be.”

Danny then said he wanted to dedicate his award to playwright Harold Pinter.

Danny accepted an award for Best Serial Drama Performance (Credit: ITV)

He said: “I want to dedicate this award to Harold Pinter, a man I loved very, very much and I miss him. He believed in me when no-one else did.”

The star then added: “I’m getting all [expletive] emotional, I don’t know what’s the matter with me, for [expletive] sake.”

As Danny walked off stage, Dermot apologised to viewers.

He said: “We’re sorry about that but don’t give the award to Danny Dyer. It’s your fault!

Dermot O'Leary hosting the NTAs
Dermot apologised to viewers after Danny’s speech (Credit: ITV)

“The script says I’m in Dyer need of another hit of Dyer but I’m not sure that’s true.”

Viewers were amused by Danny’s naughty words and shared their thoughts on Twitter.

One person said: “YESS! Danny Dyer winning serial drama performance how did I know he’d be the one to swear on live telly tonight.”

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Another wrote: “You can always count on Danny Dyer to swear multiply times live on telly,” while a third added: “It had to be Danny Dyer to swear at the National Television Awards didn’t it?” followed by laughing face emojis.

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