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No, Danny DeVito isn’t in Wrexham with Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney – sorry to disappoint


If only Danny had been there! (Picture: Action Press/REX)

Following Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s first visit to Wrexham FC, it was quickly claimed that another Hollywood star, Danny DeVito, had shown up in the Welsh town for a surprise visit.

We’re sorry to burst your bubble… but it turns out those rumours are absolute hogwash, Danny’s representatives confirmed to Metro.co.uk.

This week, Ryan and Rob travelled to Wrexham FC for the first time since taking full ownership in February this year, expressing a hope to see the club make it to the Premiere League in future.

The speculation around Danny’s supposed visit began when a video was shared on Twitter showing a man of a similar stature to Danny in Wrexham, as another man stood behind him holding an umbrella as they entered a pub.

‘Danny DeVito’s just turned up in Wrexham now! What an amazing story this week is turning into,’ the tweet read, as the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star’s name began trending.

Twitter users gushed with excitement over the arrival of the acting icon, known for films including One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Twins and Batman Returns.

Many couldn’t believe the idea of Danny showing up in the Welsh town, with one saying: ‘Imagine walking into a boozer in Wrexham and seeing that bootlegger and Danny DeVito having a pint together you’d think you was on acid.’

Some immediately realised that the man in the video was someone else, with someone writing: ‘I’m still laughing my head off at the fact some random da from Wrexham has been mistook for Danny DeVito.’

Turns out they were right. This is why you should trust your gut folks!

Rob and Ryan delighted fans on their first visit to Wrexham (Picture: Action Images via Reuters)

Danny’s representatives told Metro.co.uk that the actor is currently filming in Atlanta in the US, over 4,000 miles away.

Who knows, maybe Danny will show up at Wrexham one day, considering he and Rob starred in It’s Always Sunny together?

Ryan inadvertently fuelled the speculation that Danny was around when he was asked by someone at Wrexham if the Hercules star was ‘in the turf’ in an exchange that was filmed and shared on Twitter.

‘I hope so, he flew up here,’ Ryan replied as he signed a Wrexham FC shirt.

Anyone who’s familiar with Ryan’s dry sense of humour should know to take what he says with a pinch of salt.

Nonetheless, here’s hoping the rumours will manifest a future appearance from Danny at The Racecourse Ground!

Ryan and Rob have promised to inject around £2million into the Wrexham FC’s infrastructure and will also produce a documentary on its history and revamp.

It was recently announced that Haunted Mansion, a film based on the Disneyland ride starring Danny alongside Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson and Rosario Dawson, had begun filming this month.

Principal photography started mid-month in New Orleans, Louisiana and Atlanta, Georgia.

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