Danny is aw­ight for two years

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ EX­CLU­SIVE by SU­SAN HILL

EASTEN­DERS star Danny Dyer has signed a twoyear con­tract with the soap with the prom­ise of some “pwoper nawty” sto­ry­lines.

Danny, 40, who has played love­able Queen Vic land­lord Mick Carter since 2013, signed the deal last week.

Dur­ing a meet­ing with the soap’s top boss John Yorke, an in­sider said Danny was very ex­cited about what he has planned.

And view­ers can ex­pect him to be right in the thick of the ac­tion in the com­ing months as the soap gears up for Christ­mas.

Our source said: “The last year has been a bit up and down for Danny and his char­ac­ter Mick.

“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.”

Bosses re­cently hinted at the new di­rec­tion for Mick af­ter an­nounc­ing they had signed movie star Pa­trick Ber­gin as hard-man Phil Mitchell’s old prison mate Ai­dan Maguire.

Creative di­rec­tor John said: “It’s a huge hon­our to have Pa­trick on board, where he’ll be work­ing hand-in-hand with Phil Mitchell and Mick Carter to carry a truly ex­plo­sive sto­ry­line for Christ­mas and New Year.”

Our source added: “Danny is a huge as­set to the show and the fans love Mick, which John recog­nises.”

An EastEn­ders spokesman re­fused to com­ment on Danny’s con­tract.

CON­TRACT DEAL: Dyer

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