“I am still in debate how we are going to end.”
EastEnders star Danny Dyer has confirmed that he is still “in negotiations” about his exit from the soap as Mick Carter.
The actor has played the pub landlord since 2013, but it was announced earlier this year that he would be leaving Albert Square with a huge storyline planned for his departure.
However, while speaking at the British Soap Awards last night (June 11), Dyer said that he’s still negotiating how Mick’s story will end and whether it will leave him open for a possible return in the future.
“There’s two months left and I didn’t take this decision lightly, I am still in debate how we are going to end, there are still negotiations how I think it should happen, and what the powers at be think should happen,” he shared (via Evening Standard).
“It maybe be that we never see Mick again but it will be an epic ending, I think I want to put a full stop on the job. It has been an amazing 10 years that I have had, it is a third of my career but I am ready to move on.”
Unfortunately, this “epic” exit means there could be a death on the cards for Mick, as Dyer is not prepared to go out quietly.
He said: “I just want to go out in a huge, epic way. I don’t want to be in the back of a cab, I don’t want a heart attack because of high cholesterol. I want to go out and I want to get people talking about it. So, yeah, it’s gonna be huge.”
Dyer recently confirmed that he will not be returning to host the fourth series of BBC gameshow The Wall, officially cutting all his ties with the BBC. He admitted on his podcast Sorted with the Dyers that he would “still like to have a go at America”.
Next, he’ll be teaming up with comedian Ellie Taylor for the upcoming Netflix game show, Cheat. According to Netflix, the show will see contestants “literally cheat their way to a fortune”.
EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One and streams on BBC iPlayer.