Danny Dyer And Mark Wright's Feud Actually First Started Back In 2013

'He’s everything I hate about this whole celebrity world.'

22/08/2016 14:13

Danny Dyer and Mark Wright are currently making headlines after the ‘EastEnders’ actor claimed he was set upon by friends of the former ‘TOWIE’ star at V Festival over the weekend. 

And while everyone is pretty shocked at what is alleged to have happened during the physical altercation, you may not have realised that the pair’s feud actually dates back a number of years. 

Danny actually ignited the flames when he slagged off Mark in an interview with Digital Spy in 2013, claiming the Essex star represented “everything he hates about the celebrity world”.

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Mark Wright and Danny Dyer

“I got mistaken for him once. In a café. It put me right off my beans. Again, I don’t know him, but he’s everything I hate about this whole celebrity world,” he said. 

“It’s mainly because of some of his quotes saying he wants to be the next James Bond. If he’s the next James Bond, it’s over for me. It’s the arrogance of it all – it irritates me.”

He added: “Mark‘s not up my street, he’ll never be a mate of mine – good luck to him, just stay away from me.”

While Mark never publicly retaliated, Danny went on to make a dig at Mark in a tweet earlier this month, writing: 

Mark’s brother Joshua jumped into defend him, claiming Danny was just upset about an incident which had seen Mark hit him at a charity football match

This is how the exchange played out: 

The pair then came face-to-face at V Festival on Saturday (20 August), where Danny and fiancée Jo Mas were celebrating their joint stag and hen do, while Mark was partying with friends. 

It was then claimed Danny was set upon by a group of Mark’s pals, with the Mick Carter actor appearing to back up eye-witness accounts who reported he’d been the victim of an attack:

He also addressed Mark’s response to the altercation, in which he claimed he “wasn’t personally involved in any physical confrontation”:

Danny then shared a picture of Mark with his friends, in a final dig at the star, writing: “Friends eh. How to ruin ya pals career before it had even started. Legends.”

Danny’s fiancée Jo spoke out about the incident in an interview with The Sun, stating: Mark called him a c*** and was egging on his bunch of idiot friends all day.

“There were five guys against one and Danny still went for them, but the most f**king disgusting thing is it was all in front of my 20-year-old daughter. They’re a bunch of talentless Essex t***s.”

Danni also offered her own statement on her Twitter page, writing: “My dad is the strongest person I know he isn’t a fighter… just because he plays good acting [roles] as a hard man does not mean he is that in real life.

“I admit that I was shouting that Mark Wright is a c***. Because his silly mates thought it was okay to barge past my dad knowing he was drunk.”

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