Danny Dyer hailed “the end of an era” and thanked his EastEnders co-stars after his character left the TV series on Christmas Day.
the actor, who played host Mick Carter on the hit BBC show, said he was “grateful” for his years working on the show and would “enjoy those moments for the rest of his life”.
It comes after Sunday’s emotional episode saw Mick seemingly lost in the English Channel, while trying to rescue his wife Janine Butcher and ex-wife Linda Carter from the waves.
“Don’t worry, I know it was emotional last night, it was a very, very interesting episode, but don’t worry, because I made it,” he joked – referring to his character. exit.
“It was a swim but let me tell you now, it was worth it. Mick needs a break, it’s time for him to move on – a new chapter.”
Becoming more serious, Dyer continued: “I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my co-stars, each one of you, I love you all so much.
“I am honored to have worked with you for so long and I will enjoy those moments for the rest of my life.
“I won’t name names, there are too many of you – of course my Carter family means everything to me.
“It is the end of an era and as I said, I really appreciate and am grateful for the years I have run the Queen Vic.
“So again, don’t stress – especially the fans who voted for me, invested in Mick and made him the character he is. You must escape.”
Stopping for a cocktail, Dyer finished and said: “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and don’t worry about Mick, because he’s so sweet.”
Dyer’s dramatic departure from EastEnders comes exactly nine years after he debuted as Mick Carter on Christmas Day 2013.
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He went on to appear in a total of 1,150 episodes.
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