Danny Dyer breaks silence outside EastEnders, admits he’s been wanting to quit for a while

Mick Carter actor Danny Dyer first spoke about his decision to quit EastEnders after nine years, and it looks like it’s been on the cards for some time.

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EastEnders: Danny Dyer gives a behind-the-scenes tour of Queen Vic

Danny Dyer has confirmed he is leaving EastEnders this year – and has admitted he has been thinking about quitting soap “for a while”.

The 44-year-old star has played Queen owner Vic Mick Carter for the past nine years, but he will be leaving Walford later this year because the actor says he’s still looking to land a “defining role.”

While Danny admits he’s taking “a risk” by quitting the BBC show, he thinks Mick needs to be “rested”.

Speaking for the first time about his release, he said: “I am leaving EastEnders. I am very lucky, I am very grateful.

“When you have a job like a soap, your contract is renewed and each time they’ve asked me to stay, and I’m very grateful to them. Because I saw a lot of people coming and it’s very hard.

Danny leaves EastEnders


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Danny with his family on screen


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“I’m still wondering if I want to sign again and I’ve been thinking for a while now whether it’s time to roll the dice, to take the plunge.

“The great news is that I decided not to renew my contract. That’s all. Just because I fell out with anyone, I love everyone. work has been amazing for me, it’s an important part of television.

“I’m grateful for the great years I had there. I will miss people dearly. It’s me taking a risk.

“I know some people will be jumping for joy that I am leaving EastEnders, there will be others who will be quite disappointed. Others will wish me the best for the future.

He played Mick Carter for nine years


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“There isn’t much of a story around it, really. Other than the fact that I decided to go out and try some other stuff.

“I’m 44 now, and I’ve played nine years with Mick and I think he needs some rest.

“I’m always looking for that defining role. Maybe it’s there, maybe it’s not.

“But I’ve always been pretty ambitious and had a pretty long career before I got into EastEnders.

“I know the scenery has changed a bit, but I want to go out there and take another chance, and the only way I can do that is to decide to get away from work.

Danny with Charlie Brooks as Janine Butcher


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“I just wanted to put my little version over there. It’s true.

“It gives me a weird feeling to think that I am stepping away from a job that has been such an important part of my life. But it had to be done, and it was definitely a good time.”

But Danny promised EastEnders fans that Mick’s exit would be “very powerful,” and the door would remain open for him to make a potential comeback.

Speaking on his Sorted with the Dyers podcast and daughter Dani Dyer, he added, “Let me tell you something – Mick’s exit is going to be a very, very powerful thing. I wish the door was left open. , and as far as I know it is.

Danny says goodbye to Queen Vic


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“So who knows. When I go out there and fail miserably, I can come back with my tail between my legs and say, ‘Will you take me back?’

“But I just want to send some love to everyone at EastEnders. I love you all very much.

“It will be a sad year for me, but I’m also very excited about it.

“So we’re going to attack this year, and we’re going to do this year, we’re going to make it, we’re going to handle it, and we’re going to do an af ** * a special this year.”

News of Danny’s exit from the soap opera first surfaced in the Sunday Mirror over the weekend.

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