EASTENDERS' Danny Dyer will be teaching kids history as part of the BBC's coronavirus homeschooling plans.

The broadcaster has offered a lifeline to parents after all schools were closed last month due to the ongoing pandemic.

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Following the Easter holiday, the Beeb are now offering Bitesize Daily 20-minute lessons, which follow an education plan.

They have also enlisted some of their biggest celebrity names to take part, including 42-year-old Danny, who has been listed as a historical character in the coming weeks.

The star, who plays Mick Carter in EastEnders, is thought to be teaching key stage one schoolchildren about Henry VIII in his segment.

Meanwhile, Sir David Attenborough will be giving lessons on geography and nature, Ed Balls will teach maths, and Liam Payne will also take part in the history lessons.

Alice Webb, the BBC Children's & Education director, said of the initiative: "We said the BBC would be there for people through this crisis, and we meant it.

"It's vital that every child is able to continue learning – and the lessons we're putting on will make sure they have fun at the same time.

"Parents can be assured that what is provided for them matches what their child would have been learning that day should they have been in school."

Fans have taken to social media to share their excitement at the star-studded lessons, with one tweeting: "Danny Dyer teaching history on BBC bite size.

"I’m down for that class, might actually pay attention."

Another wrote: "David Attenborough teaching! What's not to love? Well done BBC."


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A third joked: "Danny Dyer teaching history to kids on the BBC website. What a time to be alive."

The world has been thrown into chaos following the outbreak of deadly coronavirus earlier this year.

The disease has so far claimed the lives of over 16,000 people across the UK.

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