Danny Dyer leaves the Eastenders role as Mick Carter later this year

Eastenders actor Danny Dyer will leave the BBC soap later this year when his contract expires.

The BBC confirmed the departure of Danny, who has played Queen Victoria landlord Mick Carter since 2013, in a statement.

The broadcaster promised there would be “lots of explosive drama” before leaving, saying Danny, who won three National Television Awards for his role, made Mick “an iconic character” whom they “would always be grateful for. for”.

“Danny will leave EastEnders when his contract expires later this year,” it said.

“But we will not say goodbye yet, as there is still some time – and plenty of explosive drama for Mick – to come before he leaves Walford.”

Since making his debut on the show, Mick has stayed behind the bar at the pub, and he has married Linda Carter, played by Kellie Bright.

An EastEnders source added: “Danny made the decision that he would leave the show this year some time ago” – giving show managers plenty of time to “plan a huge story for him”.

The source added that Dyer’s character would be “at the heart of a major drama” when his wife on screen returns this year.

Danny also hosts the BBC quiz show The Wall and has hosted the historical documentary Danny Dyers Right Royal Family.

Danny is also known for appearing in hardman roles in British films such as Mean Machine and The Football Factory.

In 2017 during an episode of the BBC’s Who do you think You Are? he found out that he was descended from William the Conqueror, Edward III and Thomas Cromwell.

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