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Is Danny Dyer considering leaving EastEnders?: “There’s other stuff out there”

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EastEnders fan favourite Danny Dyer, who plays Mick Carter in BBC One’s flagship soap, has hinted he count be set to leave the show.

Danny, who joined the show over three years ago, has got fans on tenterhooks after his recent comments at the most recent National Television Awards ceremony.

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His most recent storyline sees his daughter-in-law Whitney making a move on him.


Speaking to a tabloid paper on his future in the soap, Dyer said: “We’ll have to see then. Four years is a long time. It’s been really rewarding but there’s other stuff out there.”

His contract with the BBC is set to expire in October, four years on from when he first joined and despite Dyer saying at the time he’d like to stay with the soap for the long run, it looks like he may be weighing up his options.

“I’d love to show other sides to me, I loved theatre and all that,” he told The Sun.

Since making his debut in Walford in December 2013, his alter-ego Mick has been involved in some of the biggest storylines in recent years – from accepting his son’s sexuality, discovering his sister Shirley was his mother and his feud with Dean Wicks, who ultimately raped his wife Linda.

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Mick is the patriarch of the Carter clan – how would the remaining Carters cope with his departure? Would Linda and Mick separate, or would Kellie Bright too leave with Danny? There’s plenty of questions to be asked, but lets not get too ahead of ourselves yet…

EastEnders continues tomorrow night at 8pm on BBC One.

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