The Football Focus presenter told his followers on Twitter about the incident, in which his children described him as having a “massive face”. Remaining light-hearted, Dan wrote on the social media platform: “My children after someone says ‘you look different in real life…’ Child 1 – ‘Dad it’s because you’re not wearing make-up.’
“Child 2 – ‘And when you’re not on TV people can see how massive your face is.’
“Child 3 – ‘And your nose is enormous in real life.’”
Dan attached to the post a crying meme.
His followers were quick to defend Dan, however others also joined in the fun.
One wrote: “Try being a teacher some of those comments are truly savage.
“‘Miiiiiiiss why have you got lines all over your face like my nanna?’”
Another said: “They are keeping you grounded then.”
A third added: “I think you look incredibly handsome in real life.”
It comes after Dan lavished praise on England’s heroic cricket team, who managed to secure a victory over rivals Australia on Sunday.
The 42-year-old singled out compliments for batsman Ben Stokes.
He claimed that Stokes should receive a knighthood from the Royal Family as a result of his incredible performance against the Aussies.
Dan posted his thoughts on Twitter in the middle of the tense match against Australia in view of his 573,000 followers.
The presenter began by tweeting: “If he does this… ARISE SIR BEN.
“What an innings from @benstokes38 here. #TheAshes on the line.”
An hour later Dan jokingly wrote: “THIS IS UNBEARABLE. Forget a knighthood…
“If @benstokes38 does this… stand aside Charles… next king of England #ENGvAUS #TheAshes #Stokes #KingBen.”
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