Danny Dyer and long-term girlfriend Joanne Mas have tied the knot after more than 20 years of dating.
The pair said their vows at a romantic ceremony at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in New Milton, Hampshire, in front of 150 of their closest friends and family. The couple’s three children Dani, Sunnie and Arty were included in the day as bridesmaids and page boy, while some of Danny’s EastEnders cast members, such as Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden, were also in attendance.
The couple also had a surprise guest in the form of Jeremy Clarkson, who was visiting the hotel and hadn’t realised the event was taking place.
‘He was laughing to the guests how he had tried to go away for a quiet weekend and ended up walking onto the set of EastEnders,’ a source told The Sun.
‘He said congratulations to Danny and Jo and then made himself scarce.’
Guests were asked to hand over their phones and keep any pictures private, reportedly as a result of Joanne and Danny’s lucrative magazine deal for the photos of their big day.
However, their eldest daughter Dani did give a sneak peek of the celebrations, taking to Instagram to share a picture of her mum getting ready for the day in a ‘bride’ robe.
During the reception, the wedding party feasted on a three-course meal of EastEnd delicacies, with pie and mash, egg and chips and jellied eels all said to be on the menu. There was also a nod to Joanne’s Spanish heritage, with flamenco dancers and jugs of sangria on offer.
After the wedding, Dani tweeted, ‘What an amazing weekend I had wish I could do it all over again❤️ my mum looked absoloutely stunning so proud of them both🎉’.
The couple have been together since they were 15, and decided to marry after Joanne popped the question to Danny on Valentine’s Day 2015.
He told Hello! magazine at the time, ‘It was a complete bolt out of the blue but I’m so glad she did it because I don’t think I could have taken the rejection. I love the fact Jo proposed.’
‘I never wanted to get married when the children were babies because I wanted to let my hair down and enjoy the day. But we have had our little boy now and we’re not going to have any more, so the time is right.’