EastEnders’ Danny Dyer ‘quits soap after joining rival drama for six-figure sum’


EASTENDERS’ Danny Dyer has quit the soap after being poached by Sky, it has been claimed tonight.

The 44-year-old actor, who plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter, is thought to have signed to Sky in a six-figure deal.

Danny Dyer has quit EastEnders, it was claimed tonight

While that is significantly less than he earns at the BBC, he would be free to pursue opportunities outside the Corporation that could see his income rocket.

The news, revealed by the Mirror, would leave the soap with huge shoes to fill.

A source said: “Danny has offers coming in left right and centre, and a lot of the things he has wanted to do he can’t because EastEnders have such strict rules about what he can and can’t do.”

“It’s driven him mad at times and he’s now ready for a change. But it hasn’t been easy to walk away, BBC bosses have been desperate to keep him.”