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Danny Dyer takes major pay cut to leave EastEnders for Sky show – but is set to earn millions anyway

Danny Dyer is leaving EastEnders – and taking a pay cut to join Sky – after almost a decade as pub landlord Mick Carter.

After being snatched by a rival channel for an undisclosed six-figure fee, the 44-year-old star has left his £1m-a-year contract with the BBC.

Danny, on the other hand, is going to make millions regardless as he breaks free from his BBC contract by signing lucrative deals.

After leaving Albert Square, the cockney actor’s first job will be to work on a new Sky drama.

However, now that he has more spare time outside of the busy soap filming schedule, Danny can work on several projects and increase his income.

“When you’re an actor and you’ve played a character for nearly 10 years, of course you’re going to want to branch out and try new things,” a TV source told The Sun.

“But you can’t go off and do two shows at once.

“The audience figures and high-profile job at EastEnders is great for them, but if you want time off to go away and do other stuff you can’t just up and leave with no notice.

“No drama gets filmed within six months, so that’s why many big names end up going on a break from the soap.

“How many times has Jessie Wallace, Shane Richie and Steve McFadden said they’re leaving, but have always come back.

“Sometimes it’s not a bad thing for the characters if the actor wants some time off, it means they’re rested and ready to return fresh with bigger storylines.”

Danny is the latest prominent figure to quit the show in the last 12 months, with his bombshell exit announcement.

He’ll be following in the footsteps of Maisie Smith, Adam Woodyatt, Jake Wood, and Laila Smith, who all left Albert Square to pursue other chances.

The stars, like Danny, have left the door open for them to return in the future.

“Characters come and go,” a source told The Sun yesterday. They have to do it for storyline reasons since it adds to the soap’s drama.

“It also gives actors the chance to focus on other projects before coming back fresh to play a key part once again.

“The timings of when characters leave and come back again is always a mix between when is best for the actor and the show itself.

“The door will always be open for Danny.”

However, his absence will leave enormous shoes to fill, and there are fears that his departure may precipitate a cast exodus.

“Danny will be leaving EastEnders when his contract comes to an end later this year,” a spokesperson for the show revealed.

“Danny has made Mick Carter an iconic character which we shall always be grateful for.

“However we won’t be saying goodbye just yet as there’s still quite some time – and plenty of explosive drama for Mick – to come before he departs Walford.”

However, his absence will leave enormous shoes to fill, and there are fears that his departure may precipitate a cast exodus.

“Danny will be leaving EastEnders when his contract comes to an end later this year,” a spokesperson for the show revealed.

“Danny has made Mick Carter an iconic character which we shall always be grateful for.

“However we won’t be saying goodbye just yet as there’s still quite some time – and plenty of explosive drama for Mick – to come before he departs Walford.”

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Danny Dyer is leaving EastEnders – and taking a pay cut to join Sky – after almost a decade as pub landlord Mick Carter.

After being snatched by a rival channel for an undisclosed six-figure fee, the 44-year-old star has left his £1m-a-year contract with the BBC.

Danny, on the other hand, is going to make millions regardless as he breaks free from his BBC contract by signing lucrative deals.

After leaving Albert Square, the cockney actor’s first job will be to work on a new Sky drama.

However, now that he has more spare time outside of the busy soap filming schedule, Danny can work on several projects and increase his income.

“When you’re an actor and you’ve played a character for nearly 10 years, of course you’re going to want to branch out and try new things,” a TV source told The Sun.

“But you can’t go off and do two shows at once.

“The audience figures and high-profile job at EastEnders is great for them, but if you want time off to go away and do other stuff you can’t just up and leave with no notice.

“No drama gets filmed within six months, so that’s why many big names end up going on a break from the soap.

“How many times has Jessie Wallace, Shane Richie and Steve McFadden said they’re leaving, but have always come back.

“Sometimes it’s not a bad thing for the characters if the actor wants some time off, it means they’re rested and ready to return fresh with bigger storylines.”

Danny is the latest prominent figure to quit the show in the last 12 months, with his bombshell exit announcement.

He’ll be following in the footsteps of Maisie Smith, Adam Woodyatt, Jake Wood, and Laila Smith, who all left Albert Square to pursue other chances.

The stars, like Danny, have left the door open for them to return in the future.

“Characters come and go,” a source told The Sun yesterday. They have to do it for storyline reasons since it adds to the soap’s drama.

“It also gives actors the chance to focus on other projects before coming back fresh to play a key part once again.

“The timings of when characters leave and come back again is always a mix between when is best for the actor and the show itself.

“The door will always be open for Danny.”

However, his absence will leave enormous shoes to fill, and there are fears that his departure may precipitate a cast exodus.

“Danny will be leaving EastEnders when his contract comes to an end later this year,” a spokesperson for the show revealed.

“Danny has made Mick Carter an iconic character which we shall always be grateful for.

“However we won’t be saying goodbye just yet as there’s still quite some time – and plenty of explosive drama for Mick – to come before he departs Walford.”

However, his absence will leave enormous shoes to fill, and there are fears that his departure may precipitate a cast exodus.

“Danny will be leaving EastEnders when his contract comes to an end later this year,” a spokesperson for the show revealed.

“Danny has made Mick Carter an iconic character which we shall always be grateful for.

“However we won’t be saying goodbye just yet as there’s still quite some time – and plenty of explosive drama for Mick – to come before he departs Walford.”

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Danny Dyer is leaving EastEnders – and taking a pay cut to join Sky – after almost a decade as pub landlord Mick Carter.

After being snatched by a rival channel for an undisclosed six-figure fee, the 44-year-old star has left his £1m-a-year contract with the BBC.

Danny, on the other hand, is going to make millions regardless as he breaks free from his BBC contract by signing lucrative deals.

After leaving Albert Square, the cockney actor’s first job will be to work on a new Sky drama.

However, now that he has more spare time outside of the busy soap filming schedule, Danny can work on several projects and increase his income.

“When you’re an actor and you’ve played a character for nearly 10 years, of course you’re going to want to branch out and try new things,” a TV source told The Sun.

“But you can’t go off and do two shows at once.

“The audience figures and high-profile job at EastEnders is great for them, but if you want time off to go away and do other stuff you can’t just up and leave with no notice.

“No drama gets filmed within six months, so that’s why many big names end up going on a break from the soap.

“How many times has Jessie Wallace, Shane Richie and Steve McFadden said they’re leaving, but have always come back.

“Sometimes it’s not a bad thing for the characters if the actor wants some time off, it means they’re rested and ready to return fresh with bigger storylines.”

Danny is the latest prominent figure to quit the show in the last 12 months, with his bombshell exit announcement.

He’ll be following in the footsteps of Maisie Smith, Adam Woodyatt, Jake Wood, and Laila Smith, who all left Albert Square to pursue other chances.

The stars, like Danny, have left the door open for them to return in the future.

“Characters come and go,” a source told The Sun yesterday. They have to do it for storyline reasons since it adds to the soap’s drama.

“It also gives actors the chance to focus on other projects before coming back fresh to play a key part once again.

“The timings of when characters leave and come back again is always a mix between when is best for the actor and the show itself.

“The door will always be open for Danny.”

However, his absence will leave enormous shoes to fill, and there are fears that his departure may precipitate a cast exodus.

“Danny will be leaving EastEnders when his contract comes to an end later this year,” a spokesperson for the show revealed.

“Danny has made Mick Carter an iconic character which we shall always be grateful for.

“However we won’t be saying goodbye just yet as there’s still quite some time – and plenty of explosive drama for Mick – to come before he departs Walford.”

However, his absence will leave enormous shoes to fill, and there are fears that his departure may precipitate a cast exodus.

“Danny will be leaving EastEnders when his contract comes to an end later this year,” a spokesperson for the show revealed.

“Danny has made Mick Carter an iconic character which we shall always be grateful for.

“However we won’t be saying goodbye just yet as there’s still quite some time – and plenty of explosive drama for Mick – to come before he departs Walford.”

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