Danny Dyer reveals backstage EastEnders secrets moaning ‘it’s f***ing hard work and I’m lazy’

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DANNY Dyer has admitted leaving EastEnders because “it’s f***ing hard work and I’m lazy”.

The actor – who played Mick Carter in the BBC soap – left the soap on Christmas Day when the Queen Vic landlord was lost at sea.

Danny Dyer played Mick Carter on EastEnders for nine years

The actor left the soap on Christmas Day

Danny, 44, will appear on The Jonathan Ross show this Saturday to talk about his dramatic soap exit after nine years.

“It’s a very emotional thing, it’s such a big part of me.

Danny admits: “I do miss the people there, there’s no two ways about it but it’s a new chapter for me.” 

He adds: “I tell you what it is, I’m lazy. It’s f***ing hard.

“Thirty pages you’ve got to learn a day. It’s like a film a week.

“My final scenes were in the sea, in Ramsgate at 2am.

“We did the exteriors in the sea and the interiors you go to a water tank.

“But EastEnders couldn’t get Pinewood, so we had to go to Basildon.” 

He continued: “It’s all warm and lovely but to make it look like the sea they put broccoli juice in it. You smell of a***. It’s f***ing broccoli juice. Warm broccoli juice. It was very emotional, but I stunk.” 

After Jonathan points out his character’s body was never seen, so he could return, Danny says: “If it goes t**s up I can go back. I can turn up in three years’ time, walk in the Queen Vic smothered in seaweed…” 

He continues: “They wanted to keep it open. I’m very privileged and grateful for that job. It really did change my career and my life.”

But he also admitted having a secret feud with some of his co-stars.

Asked by the host about who he would miss the least, Danny said: “There’s a few of them actually, I ain’t going to lie. 

“I won’t say [who], you know. Most of them I love dearly. Not all…”

Jonathan asked: “So they know who they are, though?”

Danny replied: “I would have thought so.”