Danny Dyer breaks silence on EastEnders exit and says storyline is ‘special’

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Danny Dyer has confirmed he will definitely be closing the door on his EastEnders character Mick Carter.

He is now set to wave goodbye to the Queen Vic after a long eight years on the soap, but he has promised fans that his final storyline will be "special".

Speaking on his podcast, Sorted with the Dyers, alongside his daughter Dani Dyer, he said: "I am leaving EastEnders. I'm very lucky, I'm very grateful."

He added: "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 say, and I'm very grateful for that. I've seen a lot of people come and go, it's very tough."

Danny said he always debates whether to sign it again and has been "contemplating a while" about whether it's time to leave and "take the leap".

He confirmed that he has come to the decision that it's time to wrap up Mick Carter's storyline as he added: "The big news is I've decided not to renew my contract. That's all.

"That's not because I've fallen out with anybody, I love everybody. That job has been amazing for me. It's an important part of television."

Danny added that he was "grateful for the beautiful years" he's had on set, and said he will miss the people massively but wanted to "take a risk".

Although he said it'll be a sad year for the star, he promised that his final storyline will be "special" and gripping.

He said: "I'm 44 now. I've had nine years of playing Mick and I think he needs to be rested.

"It does give me a weird feeling to think I'm walking away from a job that's been a massive part of my life. But it had to be done, and it was definitely the right time."

Danny denied that he had been poached by another channel following reports he had signed a six-figure sum for an upcoming drama on Sky, but vowed to see "what is out there".

Danny's character Mick became a fan-favourite on the soap since he stepped foot onto Albert Square eight years ago.

His character has faced many ups and downs, but ultimately, fans were always in his corner.

Although his final appearance and final storyline is yet to be confirmed, fans can expect it to be a big hitter as he says his final goodbye to Walford.

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