Mick Carter will find himself in a pickle when his date Angela arrives for another rendezvous, according to EastEnders spoilers.
When Angela (Lisa Gorgin), a striking resemblance to his wife Linda, arrives at the Queen Vic, the landlord (Danny Dyer) gets cold feet, forcing him to hide out back.
Mick will have no choice but to turn to Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) to help him get rid of his unsuspecting date, according to spoilers from Friday’s episode.
Mick decided to move on after his marriage to Linda (Kellie Bright) ended, and he went to a speed dating event, where he quickly struck up a conversation with a Linda lookalike.
Despite his initial reservations as a result of his friends’ concerns, the two got along swimmingly and set up another date.
However, in later scenes, Mick has a change of heart and asks Janine for help in getting him out of the situation, and Janine appears to be only too happy to help.
Will Mick, on the other hand, be able to get out of the date?
Linda, played by Kellie Bright, 45, fled the Square in September after her attempts to pass off her husband Mick as the father of her new baby daughter Annie were exposed, as was her affair with Max Branning (Jake Wood).
In December, she had a run-in with Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) after Janine tracked Linda down in an attempt to find out what had happened between her and Mick, and Janine was successful in getting alcoholic Linda to drink again.
Kellie has been away on maternity leave, and EastEnders bosses have yet to confirm when she will return, but she is expected to be back on set this year.
Danny announced in January that he would be leaving the BBC soap after nine years as Mick.
On his Sorted With The Dyers podcast, he revealed that he had been considering leaving ‘for a while,’ and that while his character’s exit will be’very powerful,’ the door will be left open for him to return.
‘When you’re in a job like a soap, your contract comes up for renewal, and they’ve asked me to stay every time, and I’m very grateful for that,’ he said. I’ve seen a lot of people come and go over the years. It’s extremely difficult.
‘I always think about whether I want to sign again, and I’ve been debating for a while whether it’s time to take a chance and take the risk.’
‘The big news is that I’m not renewing my contract.’ That is all there is to it. That isn’t because I have a grudge against anyone; I adore everyone. For me, that job has been fantastic. It’s a crucial aspect of television.’
‘Let me tell you something, Mick’s exit is going to be a very, very powerful thing,’ he told his daughter Dani. I’d like to see the door left open, and it is, as far as I know.’
Before Mick leaves the BBC show, a spokesperson for the show insisted that there will be more drama in store for him.
‘Danny will be leaving EastEnders when his contract expires later this year,’ the source said.
‘Danny has created an iconic character in Mick Carter, for which we will be eternally grateful, but we won’t be saying goodbye just yet because there’s still plenty of time – and plenty of explosive drama for Mick – before he leaves Walford.’
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