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Danny-Boy Hatchard signs new one year contract with EastEnders

EastEnders star Danny-Boy Hatchard, who plays soldier Lee Carter, has signed a brand new contract – meaning he will be staying for at least another year.

Lee is the eldest of Mick and Linda’s children who made his on-screen-debut on the flagship BBC One soap last April after he returned from the army.

Since then, he has been involved in various storylines such as discovering with his mum’s rape ordeal and his (very short) love triangle with the late Lucy Beale and Whitney Dean.

Hatchard also hinted that the rest of the Carter clan will be sticking around too whilst praising his on-screen-father for helping out backstage.

The actor said: “It was a big shame when Sam Strike [who played Johnny] left – that left a big gap in the family. But we’ve got even closer recently..

“And with another year together it’ll mean we can bring some more drama to the show.”

Hatchard then praised Danny Dyer for his help to him behind the scenes: “I’ve learned a lot from him. He’s a real gentleman. I’m still at the beginning of my craft so having someone like him to work with has been amazing.”

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