Could Danny Dyer really be about to walk away from EastEnders?
The actor, who plays Mick Cater in the BBC One soap, sent fans into meltdown this week after he hinted that he may leave the show after his contract expires in November.
But despite his claims, MailOnline is reporting that he has in fact signed on the dotted line to continue.
“The deal is agreed,” a spokesperson said amid the drama. “He is staying at EastEnders.”
It was thought that he may not sign another contract to continue playing the Queen Vic landlord after a video published by The Sun this week showed him admitting that he might “elbow” the show because it takes up too much of his time.
“This takes up my life this does,” he could be seen saying, admitting that he “ain’t signed yet” for another stint after his contract’s up.
“I’m meant to sign in October but I might elbow it,” he then added.
A source close to the actor then attempted to defend his remarks to the site by calling them a “flippant comment.”
“He didn’t want to share his personal business and was making a flippant comment,” they told The Sun. “He makes no secret that he loves the show and is hopeful of sorting a deal.”
The BBC said also commented and said that he would be staying with the show.
“We never discuss artists’ contracts but we can confirm that Danny will be staying with EastEnders.”
As we previously reported, this isn’t the first drama Dyer has caused at the soap this year.
He was absent for several episodes earlier this year after sources claimed that he needed to take some time away from the set for personal reasons.
See Danny Dyer in action as Mick Carter below;