EastEnders legend Danny Dyer hints at return to Albert Square

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19 May 2023, 13:10

Danny Dyer as Mick Carter inside and outside The Queen Vic.

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It seemed as though we’d seen the last of Mick Carter, but Danny Dyer has hinted that that might not necessarily be the case. 

The actor first appeared in EastEnders in 2013 and his character, Mick Carter, remained a popular figure with viewers until he left the show in 2022. 

It seemed that the landlord of the Queen Vic had died when he was washed away in the sea while trying to save Linda, but… maybe not. 

In an interview with Radio Times, Danny teased fans by saying: "I don't regret leaving, but it was really emotional for me. Mick's exit felt like a real 'full stop', but maybe it was a 'dot, dot, dot'."

When speaking on The One Show in March, the star of the Wall said of Mick Carter possibly returning one day: “Anything is possible. Where would he have gone to? He can’t swim. I found it a bit odd.”

Regarding whether Mick could emulate Neighbours icon Harold Bishop, who walked into the Aussie sea and then reappeared years later with zero memory of his previous life, Dyer told iFL TV: "I do remember Harold Bishop, a few people have mentioned that to me because he died and then he came back, he washed up funnily enough, lost his memory," he told.

"Who knows? They've kept it open, I could turn up in three years smothered in seaweed."

Among other new projects, Dyer’s recently hosted Channel 4 reality show, Scared of the Dark, which saw eight celebrities robbed of their sight as they entered a pitch-black ‘bunker’ for eight days. Speaking to virginradio.co.uk and other press at a Q&A for the show, he explained: “It gets really emotional, because you're so invested in them and you're rooting for them. When they start to open up about certain things, and they all do, you're really with them.

He added: “Any show, whatever platform it is, that can make you really belly laugh and it can make you cry - you're onto a winner.”

EastEnders airs on Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.