Danny takes to stage

West Ham United fan Danny Dyer is treading the boards in a new play in London's West End.

Dyer, who represented the Hammers in Sky TV's Premier League All-Stars, swapped the football pitch for the stage in 'Kurt & Sid', which is playing at the Trafalgar Studios.

The 32-year-old plays Sid Vicious, the bassist of punk band the Sex Pistols, while fellow actor Shaun Evans plays the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

While Dyer's love for his club is as strong as ever, the Canning Town-born star is looking forward to treading the boards after spending the last decade making a series of popular television series and films.

The star said he enjoys a similar buzz from appearing on stage as he does when he visits the Boleyn Ground to cheer on his heroes.

"Football is massive for me, West Ham are my boys. In my eyes they're the best club on earth. I've supported them since I was a kid. It's all about passion and I get that from football and as an actor.

"I love being on stage so it's brilliant to be in London playing Sid Vicious in 'Kurt & Sid' but I'm gutted to be missing West Ham games as I've got matinees on Saturday afternoons!"

Kurt & Sid opened on Wednesday and runs until Saturday 3 October.

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