EastEnders' Danny Dyer is set to climb his royal family tree in a new two-part history series for BBC One.

Following Dyer's memorable appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? in 2016 - where the actor discovered that he was related to Britain's King Edward III - Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family Tree sees him finding out more about his royal and noble forebears. 

"From the Vikings to the Tudors, Danny dresses, eats and lives his way through his entire family tree," the BBC said. 

"And, remarkably, his journey is a retelling of eight hundred years of British history - which is all there in his extraordinary bloodline.

Danny Dyer "dressed in hunting attire like his 30 x great grandfather William the Conqueror"

"As he experiences first-hand how his royal and noble ancestors lived, Danny eats sheep's tongue like his Viking 35 x great-grandfather Rollo and learns how to hunt like his 30 x great grandfather William the Conqueror.

"He dons 14th century armour to fight like his famous 19 x great grandfather, knight Henry Hotspur Percy - and finally gets his hands on a ruff when he hosts a sugar banquet attended by his entire family in all their Elizabethan finery."

Danny Dyer "dressed in armour like his 19 x great grandfather Henry Hotspur Percy"

Dyer said he is "still in shock at the fact that I'm related to such important people".

"I've had a ball getting to know them. It was a nutty experience," he added.

The broadcast dates for Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family Tree have yet to be announced.

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