Danny Dyer, who is leaving his role on EastEnders, recently said goodbye to his co-star Kellie Bright.
Kellie Bright, who plays Linda Carter on EastEnders, spoke about the upcoming Christmas special with Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt. Danny Dyer’s departure from the series was discussed, and Kellie said she was going to “cry again” in response.
Matt asked: “What’s it like working with Danny Dyer, is he as fun as he appears?”
Kellie quickly admitted: “He is, you’re going to make me cry again! He has made it a joy for me I have to say.
“He has been like my partner in crime, he is my best friend there so I am going to miss him madly, and he is funny.
“You know if you’ve ever met Danny, I don’t know if you have, but he is a funny, funny guy.”
Olly Smith exclaimed: “Well he gave the nation trotters up as a phrase so for that we owe the man everything.”
“They did a best bits of his stuff when he left, they put a montage of his stuff over the show,” Kellie continued.
It was like watching something that nobody else could understand because they did a whole section in his kind of language. It was very clever and very funny.
Matt laughed: “No one else could understand!”
Explaining what she meant, Kellie added: “No one else could understand it, really you’re kind of like, ‘What is that?’.
“But he always swears, he’s like, ‘It’s the way the real East end speak!’ is what he would say to me!”
Curious about the future of their friendship, Matt asked: “So you’re going to stay in touch then?”
Confidently, Kellie revealed: “Yeah! I mean I know we will be friends for life, you know nine years is a long time!
Spending most of your days with someone also has that immediate quality, doesn’t it, where you end up sharing everything with them because you are with them all the time?
The final scenes of Mick Carter are scheduled to air on Christmas Eve, and many viewers are worried that Janine Butcher will kill him (played by Charlie Brooks).
Danny acknowledged to Ria Hebden of Lorraine that he was “emotional” about leaving the BBC soap opera.
“I find it to be very emotional. I’m incredibly devoted to this show. I’ve had it for a third of my career. I solved the issue.
“I’ve been working in this field for thirty years, and nearly ten of those have been spent on this show.
“I didn’t take the decision I made lightly because it’s a big job to leave behind. I gave it a lot of thought,” he said.
“I didn’t anticipate living for nine years. I was in a car crash when I first appeared on the program. I’m shocked that I was given a shot. My professional life was in shambles.
“To pay my f***ing mortgage, I was going to nightclubs, waving from balconies, and saying hello to people. I had made a lot of poor choices and was in a bad situation.
“I have the utmost respect for that time period. Naturally, everything good has an end. I sincerely appreciate the years we spent together, but the show needs to evolve and move forward.”
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