Is Danny Dyer leaving EastEnders?
Danny Dyer has hinted he may leave EastEnders when his contract runs out in October.
The fan favourite actor, who portrays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in the soap, will have been an EastEnders regular for four years this October.
Although soap bosses are still hopeful that the Carter patriarch will remain on Albert Square, Danny has hinted he might like a change.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday about his future on the soap, Danny said: “We’ll have to see [in October].”
He continued: “Four years is a long time. It’s been really rewarding but there’s other stuff out there. I’d love to show other sides to me, I loved theatre and all that.”
During Danny’s time on the soap, Mick Carter has accepted his son’s sexuality, dealt with the rape of his wife Linda (Kellie Bright) and made the discovery that his Aunt Shirley (Linda Henry) is really his mum.
The pub landlord is currently holding down the fort at the Queen Vic without Linda, after his mother-in-law Elaine (Maria Friedman) was taken ill while on holiday (facilitating Kellie Bright’s maternity leave). Mick has been struggling with money issues caused by son Lee’s debts and Elaine’s soaring medical bills, and also the romantic interest shown by daughter-in-law Whitney Carter.
However, EastEnders bosses are unlikely to let Danny go without a fight, with sources revealing last year: “It’s been a great casting so far and everyone wants it to continue – especially the fans. The formal negotiations will be starting soon with the hope to confirm it early next year.”