This week, EastEnders fans were left devastated by the news that Danny Dyer is quitting his role as Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter.
Why Danny Dyer is leaving EastEnders
Speaking on his podcast Sorted With The Dyers, Danny set the record straight about his exit from the soap after nine years, insisting that there has been no drama or hard feelings involved. He said:
I’ve not been poached by anybody. That’s not true at all. The big news is I've decided not to renew my contract. That's all. That's not because I've fallen out with anybody, I love everybody. That job has been amazing for me. It's an important part of television.
Danny went on to explain that he’s keen to have a go at different acting jobs, saying that at 44 years old, he’s ‘still looking for that defining role.’ Before starting on EastEnders back in 2013, Danny was best known for his hard man film roles. According to IMDB he’s set to reprise his breakthrough role Moff in an upcoming sequel to 1999 comedy Human Traffic.
Mick’s EastEnders exit
It’s not yet been revealed how Mick will be leaving EastEnders, but it sounds like Danny might already know, as he teased: but it sounds like Danny might already know, as he teased:
Let me tell you something—Mick's exit is going to be a very, very powerful thing. I would love the door to be left open, and as far as I know it is. So who knows. When I go out there and I fail miserably I can come back with my tail between my legs and go, 'Will you take me back?'
So it almost certainly sounds like Mick WON’T be killed off—which will be a huge relief to his fans.