We were all totally shocked by Mick Carter’s (Danny Dyer) departure from EastEnders over the holiday season.
The adored character and Janine (Charlie Brooks) and Linda wound up in a confrontation (Kellie Bright).
He returned to save Linda after saving Janine from a sinking vehicle.
Linda and Janine were horrified to learn that Mick had been swept away because he failed to realise that she was already secure and on land.
We can only presume the character perished in the water because it was Danny’s last day on the soap opera, Mick couldn’t swim, and it was freezing outside.
Now that he is working on other projects, such as a new Netflix game show with comedian Ellie Taylor and the Channel 5 drama Heat, Danny has undoubtedly had time to think back on his time on the BBC One serial opera.
The performer has been talking about his co-stars and how “very emotional” his departure from EastEnders was.
This week, he said on The Jonathan Ross programme, “I do miss the people there, there’s no denying it, but it’s a new era for me.”
You didn’t really have much of a say in it; I just wanted his departure to be dramatic and cinematic. It was well received, and many people were moved by it. People kept sending me videos of kids crying on TikTok, telling me how distraught they were.
Who do you think you’ll forget the least? asked Jonathan.
I won’t fib; there are quite a few of them, Danny answered. I won’t disclose who, you understand. Most of them I adore very much. Not all…”
Jonathan questioned, “So, they are aware of who they are?
Danny replied, “I would have guessed so.”
In Danny’s first acting role since leaving EastEnders, the new drama Heat on Channel 5 follows two longtime friends’ families as they travel to a remote house for a summer vacation against the background of an impending Australian bushfire season.
In typical drama form, during the vacation, secrets and lies come to light, and not everyone will come out alive!
This Saturday at 9:40 p.m. on ITV1 and ITVX, The Jonathan Ross Show will be broadcast.