The BBC has released the first images of Danny Dyer’s Christmas arrival on EastEnders.
Dyer will be playing new Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter (the brother of current Albert Square resident Shirley Carter) who takes over at the Walford boozer after Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) puts it up for sale.
Appearing alongside him over the festive period will be wife Linda (Kellie Bright), two of their children Nancy (Maddy Hill) and Johnny (Sam Strike, pictured here), plus pet British bulldog Lady Di.
Speaking at a recent Bafta event, BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore said of Dyer’s performance:
“I went to the set the other day to watch Danny and he is an extraordinary presence on the set of EastEnders – it’s very exciting.
“He’s just a big, big character and bringing him into the Vic is going to change a lot of the dynamics of EastEnders – and Dominic [Treadwell-Collins], who is the new editor of EastEnders, is driving huge change.”