EastEnders reveals first look at Mick Carter’s date as he moves on from Linda

His date looks familiar…

EastEnders spoilers follow.

EastEnders has revealed a first look at Mick Carter going on his first date since splitting from wife Linda.

New photos from Thursday’s episode (February 10) offer an intriguing look at Patrick Trueman, Mitch Baker and Terry Cant supporting Mick as he tries to enter the dating pool.

The guys have all decided to go on a speed dating night at Ruby’s club, but everyone is alarmed because Mick’s first date looks a lot like his estranged wife.

The couple have separated once again following Janine Butcher’s treachery over the holidays where she pretended to be Mick in a text uninviting Linda from the family’s New Year’s Eve part at the Vic.

Janine then traveled to Linda’s mum’s bar pretending to be a liquor rep to convince her to give up on Mick once and for all. The schemer has continued trying to sink her claws into Mick since Christmas.

This storyline goes on ahead of Danny Dyer’s departure as Mick Carter later in the year. Dyer has explained his feelings that Mick “needs to be rested for a bit” before a potential comeback in years to come.

“I’m very lucky, I’m very grateful,” he said on his Sorted with the Dyers podcast. “When you’re in a job like a soap, your contract comes up for renewal and every time it has they’ve asked me to stay, and I’m very grateful for that. I’ve seen a lot of people come and go, it’s very tough.

“I always debate whether I want to sign again, and I’ve been contemplating a while now about maybe it’s time to roll the dice, take the leap.”

These scenes of Mick speed dating will air on Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC One.

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