Before he left the BBC soap opera at the end of the previous year, Danny Dyer was a fan favorite on EastEnders.
Mick Carter, the endearing EastEnders landlord played by Danny Dyer, entertained soap opera viewers for almost ten years, but he tragically perished on Christmas Eve last year while attempting to save Linda Carter (played by Kellie Bright). Danny detailed his final scenes on the popular BBC show and gave host Jonathan Ross an explanation of why he “smelled of a***” in them. He was candid in describing his final shoot in a yet-to-air episode of the Jonathan Ross Show.
During Friday’s instalment, fans will see the actor reflecting on his final episodes of EastEnders.
Talking about playing Mick for almost a decade, he stated: “It’s a very emotional thing, it’s such a big part of me.”
He added: “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.
“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 fing broccoli juice. Warm broccoli juice. It was very emotional, but I stunk.”
Talking about his former co-stars, Danny admitted: “I do miss the people there, there’s no two ways about it but it’s a new chapter for me.”
Technically, Mick is still classed in the soap as missing rather than dead, because his body is yet to be found.
Jonathan addressed this, adding there was still scope for Mick to make an EastEnders-style comeback.
“If it goes t**s up I can go back,” Danny joked. “I can turn up in three years’ time, walk in the Queen Vic smothered in seaweed.
“They wanted to keep it open. I’m very privileged and grateful for that job. It really did change my career and my life.”
On his exit, he added: “You don’t have much say in it, I just wanted it to be exciting and quite cinematic.
“It went down really well, a lot of people were quite touched by it.
“People were sending me all this stuff, TikToks of kids crying, it really upset them.”
Jonathan couldn’t help but try to get some gossip out of Danny, as he asked: “Who will you miss the least?”
“There’s a few of them actually, I ain’t going to lie,” Danny replied. “I won’t say [who], you know. Most of them I love dearly. Not all…”
“So they know who they are, though?” the presenter pressed.
“I would have thought so,” the actor admitted. Elsewhere in the show, Danny explained how “over the moon” he was about becoming a grandfather again after daughter Dani announced she is expecting twins.
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