Danny Dyer is "freaked out" by the idea of becoming a "great great grandad" by the time he's 80.

Danny and Dani Dyer

Danny and Dani Dyer

The 43-year-old star has opened up about his daughter Dani Dyer's pregnancy, and described becoming a grandfather as "such an honour", despite his age concerns.

Speaking in a Q&A to promote his and daughter Dani's new Spotify Original podcast series 'Sorted With the Dyers', he said: "Well, it's such an honour. I mean, in my head, I'm still 20 in a way, you know, you're not gonna be a grandad and stuff.

"So I just want the baby to be healthy. And I'll just, you know, it's always talking about these things. You know, the baby's not here yet. We're excited. It's the start of a new era.

"And I just got to try and get my head around the fact that I could be a great grandad by the time I'm 60. Yeah, that's what freaks me out more than anything else. Really!

"Then a great great grandad by the time I’m 80. But I should have known this was coming. I had her when I was eighteen! So, you know, it was always going to be inevitable."

'The Wall' host admitted he isn't sure what he is looking forward to about becoming a grandfather, but he described his 24-year-old daughter as "an extension" of himself.

He added: "I don't know. Because it's weird when you have children. They're an extension of you anyway. Yeah. So that's a weird feeling. So I don't know what it feels like to have an extension of an extension."

Dani suggested it will be a "different kind of love" for her dad, and he joked he'll have a lot less stress this time round.

He teased: "It's still part of me. Yeah. And so that, that's always an amazing feeling. But I haven't got really a lot of the aggravation of the s******* and p****** everywhere and the endless screaming and, you know, constantly having to try and keep this little thing alive.

"It's a stressful business. But I must say, we're all a bit freaked out by it. And I think we've had a lovely reaction, you know, but a lot of love out there for them."

Danny and his daughter Dani's new Spotify Original podcast series 'Sorted With the Dyers' is out now.

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