Danny Dyer set to stay on EastEnders for two years after signing deal with the BBC

Danny Dyer

by Daisy Jordan |
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EastEnders bosses have been shaking things up lately, with Jacqueline Jossa and Lorna Fitzgerald being written out of the show.

But fear not! It seems not all our favourite cast members are leaving, as Danny Dyer has signed a two-year deal with the popular soap.

The actor, who plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter, reportedly met with the show's boss John Yorke to sign the deal, and rumour has it he's set to take on a lot of interesting storylines.

A source told the Daily Star Sunday, "The last year has been a bit up and down for Danny and his character Mick.

Danny Dyer
Danny Dyer

"His on-screen wife Kellie Bright was off on maternity leave for a lot of it, so there was only so much they could do with him. But he's had a meeting with John and is very excited about everything he's got planned for Mick.

"It's a slightly different path for his character - there's going to be bother. It's all top secret but fans won't be disappointed, especially as Danny has signed for two years."

Fans are sure to be over the moon, as earlier this year it emerged that Danny had refused to sign his contract which is up in November.

Danny Dyer
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This week he was overheard telling fans on set, “This takes up my life this does. I ain’t signed yet. I’m meant to sign in October but I might elbow it.”

However a spokesperson for the show confirmed he would be staying, saying, “We never discuss artists’ contracts but we can confirm that Danny will be staying with EastEnders.”

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