EastEnders cast to throw Danny Dyer welcome back party

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 March 2017
Danny Dyer as Mick Carter

Danny Dyer as Mick Carter

Danny Dyer is to be "welcomed back with open arms" when he returns to 'EatEnders' as his cast mates are reportedly planning surprise party

Danny Dyer's 'EastEnders' co-stars are going to throw him a surprise welcome back party.

The 39-year-old actor is currently taking a break from playing loveable landlord Mick Carter on the long-running BBC One soap and his cast mates reportedly have plans for a "low key shindig" when he returns from his trip to South Africa to show how important he is to the programme.

An insider told the Daily Star newspaper: "They're keen to show everyone is behind him 100 per cent after his tough few months.

"They're planning a round of applause when he steps back behind the bar for filming for the first time.

"The cast know how important Danny is to the show's success and don't want it to be awkward.

"Danny will be welcomed back with open arms."

Danny jetted off for a holiday after his friends claimed he was exhausted after working non-stop since joining the show in 2013.

An insider said at the time: "Danny knows he has to rest-up and recuperate. He has been ground down by the workload on 'EastEnders' and then partying on top of it.

"This trip is going to do him the world of good. He can remain anonymous there and he can properly rest. He's hoping to come back refreshed and back into work."

His decision to have a temporary rest from filming came five months after he tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart Joanne Mas in a romantic ceremony in Hampshire.

The smitten couple may have only just got hitched officially but they have been together since 1992 and have children Danni, 19, Sunnie, nine and Arty, two, together.

Meanwhile, Mick is set to be taken into Prison for the foreseeable future.

It's not known when the scenes will air but it's expected to be soon as Mick, his mother Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) and Aunt Babe (Annette Badland) - who has since left the show - recently found themselves in hot water with the police after they were caught breaching their alcohol licensing by serving booze before their permitted time.

A source previously explained: "Some said the prison storyline is by far the easiest way of cutting him out of the show at such short notice. Other ideas were tabled, but they wanted something to tie in with Mick's turbulent life on the Square.

"And it will mean Danny could stay away for as long as he needs to recuperate and get back to work at which point Mick can be released from jail."

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