Danny Dyer might quit EastEnders
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 January 2017
Danny Dyer has hinted he may turn his back on 'EastEnders' when his contract comes to an end in nine months' time
Danny Dyer may quit 'EastEnders' when his contract runs out in October.
The 39-year-old actor is only bound to the long-running soap for another nine months and, although bosses are expecting him to continue portraying his loveable alter-ego Mick Carter for the foreseeable future, he's thrown a spanner in the works as he's hinted that he may walk away from the programme rather than sign another year.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, Danny - who is believed to be on a contract worth an estimated £400,000 a year - said: "We'll have to see then [October]."
Danny first joined the show in 2013 when his character rocked up in the Queen Victoria pub with his bolshie family - Linda (Kellie Bright), Tina (Luisa Bradshaw-White) and Aunt Babe (Annette Badland) to name a few - in tow but would like to try theatre.
He explained: "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."
However, bosses aren't prepared to let him go without a fight as bosses indicated last year that they were planning to hand him a lucrative deal to continue on the show.
A source said at the time: "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."