Danny Dyer has provoked a bit of a stir on Twitter after seemingly hinting he might be leaving EastEnders.
Danny, who plays Mick Carter, retweeted a post made by an EastEnders fan blog which ran a speculative article with the headline MICK TO LEAVE WITH LINDA?, referencing Kellie Bright’s upcoming maternity leave.
The 39-year-old actress plays his wife Linda Carter and she has already said she won’t be leaving the show for good after welcoming her second child in November.
Obviously, Danny’s fans quickly descended into panic at the post, with many assuming he was hinting he is leaving the BBC soap.
One wrote: “If Danny leaves, I’ll never watch the show again and I’m sure none of his other fans will either.”
Another added: “Omg are you leaving, when xxx.”
— EastEnders Eye (@EastEndersEye) September 1, 2016
“Please don’t say you’re leaving,” begged another.
One fan pointed out the blog post was “just a fan theory”, and urged others to stop worrying about it.
But EastEnders viewers who adore the Carters need not worry, as the actor has already said he is staying put.
omg are you l eaveing when xxx— Laura Marie Parkinson groarke (@lauragroarke000) September 1, 2016
if Danny leaves, I'll never watch the show again and I'm sure non of his other fans will either 😡— Cat Ginty (@Catginty) September 1, 2016
no he cannot leave why ruin only family— Michelle (@michelleaus1) September 1, 2016
Earlier this year, when Kellie’s pregnancy was announced, 39-year-old Danny denied he would be saying goodbye to Walford during his co-star’s maternity break.
He even joked that he would have an affair with Dot Cotton in the interim. Nice.
Danny’s retweet of the fan theory blog is the latest in a line of social media shares by the actor, who is fond of shouting out to his devotees and sharing their efforts.
— Kellie Bright (@kelliebright76) May 19, 2016
So, for now, it looks like Danny won’t be leaving the soap – in which he has been a beloved cast member since 2013.
However, Danny-Boy Hatchard – who plays Danny’s on-screen son Lee Carter – has revealed he will be leaving the soap after two years.