EastEnders bosses may have a difficult problem on their hands, as one of the soaps biggest stars could be quitting later this year.
Danny Dyer has been a favourite of Easties fans since his arrival in Albert Square in 2013.
He has played Mick Carter, the landlord of the Queen Vic, since and has had some challenging storylines, so would be a big loss.
Danny’s contract is up later this year and he has been very non-committal about his future.
He threw doubt on his future at the National Television Awards.
Speaking to The Sun, he 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.
“I’d love to show other sides to me, I loved theatre and all that.”
The 39-year-old has been acting for over 20 years and has a number of movies and theatre performances behind him.
It was a bit of a surprise when it was announced that he would be walking into Walford, especially as the roles he had been playing had been as far away from a BBC soap than could be possible.
There had been indication though that soap bosses were going to reward Danny’s popularity with a big new contract.
It might be that they will have to up their offer again to ensure he signs on the dotted line.
Speaking to the Mirror, a TV insider: “Danny is so popular it’s a no-brainer.
“He’s very much in the plan for the show going forwards and he’s said himself how much he enjoys it.
“It’s been a great casting so far and everyone wants it to continue – especially the fans.
“The formal negotiations will be starting soon with the hope to confirm it early next year.”
It could be that the biggest storyline that EastEnders has this year will be off the screen.