It had been reported that, when heading up on stage to collect the award for Best Soap as part of the cast of 'EastEnders', Danny had been seen putting his arms around the ‘Bake Off’ judge and leaning in for a kiss.
However, TV Choice editor Jon Peake has now set the record straight on his Twitter page, insisting that what happened on stage between the two stars was all in good fun:
Contrary to reports @MrDDyer did not 'manhandle' Mary Berry. She took it all in good humour. No damage done! Glad everyone had a good time.— Jon Peake (@JonPeake) September 10, 2014
A spokesperson for ‘EastEnders’ has also panned the reports that Mary was “not at all impressed” with Danny’s behaviour towards her, claiming: “Danny and the rest of the cast had a great night celebrating their wins which was all the more special for Danny as he won his first Best Actor award.
“With regards to Mary Berry, Danny did affectionately give her a kiss on the cheek. He is a big fan.”
Danny was already the main talking point of the event, thanks to a foul-mouthed speech he made when collecting his Best Soap Actor prize for his role as Mick Carter in ‘EastEnders’.
After there appeared to have been some confusion about whether the award on stage was actually his, Danny then launched a tirade against presenter David Mitchell, claiming the ‘Peep Show’ actor and comedian was “f***ed without his script”.
The actor, who has also starred in ‘The Football Factory’ and ‘Mean Machine’, attended the TV Choice Awards with his long-term partner Joanne Mas, and his two children.