Danny Dyer SLAMMED for 'truly awful' Have I Got News For You performance

The EastEnders actor, 41, left a chunk of the audience very unimpressed with his presenting skills, with many claiming he was “wooden” and a “terrible” choice for the show.

But the star’s devotees were insistent his critics were missing the intentional joke by getting him on to front the episode in the first place.

Taking a dislike to the soap actor, one person tweeted: “Whatever #HIGNFY were hoping to achieve with Danny Dyer as host, it didn't work. Paul Merton struggled with it. I've got nothing at all against Danny Dyer but swearing for laughs is for the brain dead (Geordie Shore etc etc). It's not really for satire.”

Another viewer wrote: “HIGNFY – this week truly wrecked by Danny Dyer. Who the hell booked this guy. Awful, just truly awful.

Someone else commented: “Dear @hignfy, who in their right mind thought having Danny Dyer as a guest host was a good idea?”

And another unimpressed audience member posted from home: “Danny Dyer is awful on #hignfy can’t read the autocue, ad-lib or tell jokes.”

One other person simply remarked: “For the first time, switched off #hignfy – Danny Dyer was that bad.”

But Danny’s followers claimed the movie actor presenting the programme was a joke in itself and have called for him to return.

A Danny fan tweeted: “Once his nerves settled down and he stopped doing an impression of himself, I think Danny Dyer did a blinding job! Yes, some of us talk like that, no it doesn't make us thick. #hignfy #twittersnobs #jeremyhunts.”

While another wrote: “Usually I smile my way through the cleverness of #hignfy. Danny Dyer had me laughing out loud with his timing and delivery. For those getting the hump, I think the joke's on you.”
And another remarked: “Danny dyer on hignfy, hilarious, one of the best hosts I’ve seen on it, people on Twitter moaning he can’t read autocue ffs, you f**king try it then.”

Danny appeared on Have I Got New Tonight on BBC One after The Sun revealed he’s signed a £1million “golden handcuffs” deal with the BBC that bars him from starring in shows on rival channels.

A source said: “Bosses think they’ve struck gold with Danny and are keen to keep him with the BBC for as long as possible.

“The deal will help them achieve that and means they can use him on a host of shows. They’ve already announced a few projects and are dreaming up more.”

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