EastEnders star Danny Dyer on 'short break' from show

Posted February 19, 2017

And Danny's break from the show will unlikely cause any issues for writers as his on-screen wife Kellie Bright - who plays pub landlady Linda Carter in the soap - is also enjoying some time off following the birth of her second child Gene in November.

Danny Dyer has been reportedly forced to quit EastEnders and "sort his life out" after going off the rails with his party antics. He also won two National Television Awards for serial drama performance while playing the role.

"Danny is on a short break from EastEnders", a spokesperson for the soap confirmed amid the swirling rumours.

Danny, who previously admitted to drinking onset, first appeared as Mick, the landlord of the iconic Queen Vic pub in Walford, in December 2013, after which he became a show favourite. It was clear to onlookers he appeared very drunk at the NTAs.

The BBC has denied reports the actor had been urged to take time off from the show to "sort his life out", but confirmed he is taking a short break. He appears to be exhausted.

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An insider told The Sun newspaper that the 39-year-old is "not filming on the show at all" and the "enforced break is expected to last a number of weeks".

Speaking to the publication, a source said: 'The producers are concerned about him for a number of reasons.

"At the end of the day, he remains the biggest star of the show, so everyone is determined to get him back to his best".

John then added, "I'm sure everybody loves Danny, but the schedule can be relentless".

Now that he's out of the picture, Whitney and Mick will be left alone after they kissed last month, which comes following the news that actor Danny Dyer will be having a break from EastEnders. He has often been typecast in "hard-man" roles, and in 2013 he was announced as the latest addition to the cast of EastEnders.