Actor and West Ham United fan Danny Dyer can't wait for the new season to get underway and has given a big thumbs-up to the new kit.

Dyer was admiring the new 2012/13 Macron replica away kit while visiting the Boleyn Ground earlier this week.

The popular TV and film star spoke of how seeing the shirt only served to make him even more thrilled about being back in the Barclays Premier League.

Posing for photographs with the new away shirt, Dyer told West Ham TV: "I am so excited to hold this - I have been looking it all up on the club website about the new kits and waiting for them to come out. I am definitely liking this shirt - it is sexy!

"I can't wait to see the team play in the new kits and the fans here wearing it."

The actor, who hails from nearby Canning Town, is made up that his boyhood club have been promoted and feels that manager Sam Allardyce is leading the Hammers in the right direction to make a decent start to the top-flight campaign come 18 August.

The Hammers host Aston Villa in the first match of the 2012/13 season and Dyer is looking forward to a great atmosphere at the Boleyn Ground on West Ham's return to the biggest league in the world.

"I like Sam a lot," he confirmed. "Last season he came to the fore for us and we got back up. I think he will come to fore again for us in the Premier League. He is old-school, proper, I like that. So keep doing what you are doing for us Sam!

"I am looking forward to the first game at home to Aston Villa - if we as fans can make it a fortress here at Upton Park, it will be great and if we see the players give everything for the badge and the team, I think we will be ok."

Danny Dyer

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