EastEnders: watch Mick, Dean and Shirley fight in dramatic New Year’s Day trailer

See the promo for the tense Carter river stand-off


Mick and Linda Carter look set to have the wedding from hell on New Year’s Day when Dean Wicks wreaks revenge.


In the run-up to the big day, Dean will finally be ousted from the Carter family after Shirley catches him attacking Roxy. With the family reunited now that everyone knows the truth about Dean’s dark side, it seems that the wedding will be memorable and happy occasion.

But, unbeknownst to them, a rage-filled Dean will return to seek revenge, plunging Shirley and Mick into deadly danger in the process. EastEnders are currently remaining tight-lipped as to what the outcome of the stand-off will be, but fans can expect a lakeside confrontation for the Carters. So what was it like filming the watery stunts?

“Very hard work, especially the underwater stuff. Both physically and mentally,” says Danny Dyer. “But it’s great to get out of the Square. It’s a beautiful thing working in the Vic, but to go on location is always great. And to do stuff like the lake stunt when we’re using crane shots and special underwater cameras was an honour. It’s always nice to take this show to that level because it deserves it. It’s shot beautifully. But it was difficult – it was hard jumping into a lake in November.”

You can watch the trailer below. And beneath that, there’s a 60-second rundown of all the upcoming drama on EastEnders.


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