EastEnders: Mick is revealed to be the father of baby Oliver Carter

The family is united once more as Danny Dyer's character is proven to be the dad of Linda's newborn

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Hurray – Mick is the daddy! Yes, it’s FINALLY good news for the Carter clan as it has just been revealed on tonight’s EastEnders that patriarch Mick – and not Dean Wicks – is the father of Linda’s newborn.

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Oh – and they’re calling the baby boy Oliver, thanks to his insatiable hunger for milk and Linda’s unstinting devotion to musical theatre (he keeps asking for more – geddit?).

Heartwarming scenes just broadcast on the BBC1 soap saw the Carters united as Mick broke the news that blood-group results proved without a shadow of a doubt that he is Oliver’s dad.

“He’s one of us,” Mick confirmed as he hugged Nancy and Lee close, ending speculation that self-deluded rapist Dean could have been the father.

But with Dean still at large within the community of Albert Square, is their a chance that he could still cause trouble for the Carters?

“Well, I’m sure he’s going to get his comeuppance at some point,” Danny Dyer tells RadioTimes.com. “But, for the moment, Mick just ends up telling him straight, ‘When are you going to get it through your thick skull? We cannot stand your face. It repulses us. Now get out.’ So we’ve kind of put the full stop on it. I don’t know what the future holds, but the Carters have now got their baby to think about.”

So how will the Carters fare with there being a baby in the Queen Vic? To put you in the picture, we have Danny Dyer, Kellie Bright, Maddy Hill and Danny-Boy Hatchard talking about life on set with their new addition.

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And you can also watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below.