‘This has ruined 2022 for me already!’: EastEnders fans devastated as Danny Dyer quits the soap
EastEnders fans have been left devastated following news Danny Dyer has quit the show.
The actor, who has been a part of the BBC series for nine years, announced his departure on Friday after reportedly signing a new deal with Sky, according to The Mirror.
A friend of Danny, has said that ‘he feels the time is right to explore other roles’, after he renounced his character of Mick Carter on the show.
Goodbye: EastEnders fans have reacted after Danny Dyer, 44, quit the soap after playing Mick Carter on the show for nine years
Taking to Twitter, fans of the soap were quick to voice their concerns as they claimed that 2022 was off to a disappointing start following his departure.
One Twitter user penned: ‘Danny Dyer has really ruined 2022 for me already’ at they attached a crying GIF.
Another added: ‘Danny Dyer quitting the most depressing thing of 2022.’
Someone wrote a poem as they confessed that they wouldn’t be able to cope following ‘dreamy’ Danny’s withdrawal.
Oh no! One Twitter user penned: ‘Danny Dyer quitting the most depressing thing of 2022’
It wasn’t all doom and gloom as some fans jumped at the chance to speculate how his final storyline will pan out.
After the soap saw the return of scheming Janine Butcher, some wondered if she would be the person to take over the legendary Queen Vic pub.
Janine (played by Charlie Brookes) recently shocked Mick with proof that his wife, Linda (Kellie Bright) was drinking again as she made it her mission to end his marriage once and for all.
One fan attempted to predict the plot as she suggested that we could see Mick murdered by Janine, in another of her wicked schemes.
What’s next? Danny who has starred on the popular BBC soap since 2013, has allegedly signed up to a new drama series with Sky for a six-figure sum
Speculations: After the soap saw the return of scheming Janine Butcher, some wondered if she would be the person to take over the legendary Queen Vic pub as they guessed the plot
Others believed that the scandalous storyline may have led to Danny’s departure but added that they would miss ‘the gorgeous specimen.’
Someone else said that they believed the soap was in ‘decline’ and the legendary characters exit would worsen the show.
Another looked forward to his future projects and added: ‘There’s no doubt he’ll be on to bigger and better.’
Bigger and better: Someone else said that they believed the soap was in ‘decline’ and the legendary characters exit would worsen the show but looked forward to his future projects
Danny who has starred on the popular BBC soap since 2013, has allegedly signed up to a new drama series with Sky for a six-figure sum.
A spokesperson for the BBC show confirmed that Danny would be leaving Walford later this year, but insisted that there will still be more drama in store for Mick ahead of his exit.
The spokesperson said: ‘Danny will be leaving EastEnders when his contract comes to an end later this year.
‘Danny has made Mick Carter an iconic character which we shall always be grateful for, however we won’t be saying goodbye just yet as there’s still quite some time – and plenty of explosive drama for Mick – to come before he departs Walford. ‘
Long-standing character: The actor has played the character of Mick Carter on the popular BBC soap since 2013