Danny Dyer, who plays Mick Carter in EastEnders, has spoken out amidst rumours his alter ego will die in the show’s 35th anniversary episodes.
As reported in the Mirror, Danny said: “Another 10 year stretch and then I’ll just take a backseat.
“I love EastEnders. I’m very grateful, it’s a lovely, lovely job. I’m on the best soap ever invented.”
However, one major character will die on the soap’s anniversary as they will fall into the River Thames as the Carters, along with other Albert Square residents, celebrate The Queen Vic, winning the ‘Best Pub’ competition.
According to the publication, at Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia premiere, Danny said: “I think I’m alright,” before adding that the death is “a massive shock to the whole cast.”
Danny joined the soap in 2013, but could we see him be killed off?
Is his committment to stay a red herring to throw us off the scent? Or is Mick definitely not the one who’ll lose his life?
Kellie Bright, who plays Mick’s wife Linda Carter, Shona McGarty, who plays Whitney Dean, Laila Morse, who plays Mo Harris, and Jane Slaughter, who plays Tracey the barmaid were all pictured alongside Danny shooting the episodes.
Others on the boat included Luisa Bradshaw-White, who plays Mick’s aunt Tina Carter, Jasmine Armfield, who plays Bex Fowler, Milly Zero, who plays Dotty Cotton, Jack Branning actor Scott Maslen and Jack’s brother Max Branning, played by Jake Wood.
Another 10 year stretch and then I’ll just take a backseat.
Who do you think will be killed of on the show’s 35th anniversary?
EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.