EastEnders Danny Dyer, the Mick Carter legend, is reprising his legendary role.

Next year marks the sports drama’s 20th anniversary (Picture: WireImage)

Danny Dyer, a legendary member of EastEnders, is reportedly making a much-awaited return to The Football Factory.

As fans are aware, the adored landlord of Queen Vic disappeared at sea over the holiday season last year, eerily emulating Harold Bishop from Neighbours.

When a pregnant Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) drove him and his adored soulmate Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) into the ocean, he had the honorable purpose of entering the dangerous waters to save her.

Mick, acting on Linda’s orders, rescued the cunning Janine and their unborn child first, then went back out to sea to find his true loveā€”not realizing that she had made it to land safely.

Danny’s other well-known role prior to EastEnders was Tommy Johnson in the 2004 sports drama The Football Factory. The hardman appears to be playing the same part when the movie celebrates its 20th anniversary next year.

“It’s full steam ahead for Football Factory 2 and filming is set to start in January,” a source informed The Sun.

Danny played EastEnder Mick Carter. (Image: Kieron McCarron / Jack Barnes / BBC)

“Hopefully, they can make enough progress so that it is released in 2024, in time for the 20th anniversary.”

“Danny is really excited about this project and is eager to reinvest himself in the character,” they continued.

Fans of EastEnders were heartbroken to lose such a beloved character, and Danny’s departure from the soap opera marked the end of an incredibly popular era.

Danny, 46, has now opened out about why he left the program, stating that the drop in quality was a major factor.

In reference to his previous plots, he added, “The first few years we fing destroyed it.” It was strong stuff. We received more attention from the spectator than these fing c* politicians.

I was endowed with a number of incredible tales, as well as some terrible ones.

“They messed up in the last moments.” Though I’m sorry it had to stop, I’d f***ing had enough.

Meanwhile, EastEnders has flourished under the direction of its new head coach, Chris Clenshaw, who has essentially brought the BBC One soap opera back to its previous splendor.

The long-running serial has garnered an unusual amount of accolades since Chris assumed over, including many prizes at the British Soap prizes, the NTAs, and the Inside Soap Awards, including Best Soap.

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