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Danny Dyer Forced To Take A Break From 'EastEnders' Over Drinking Concerns


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Danny Dyer has reportedly been forced to take a break for a “number of weeks” from the set of ‘Eastenders’, after producers told him he needed to “sort his life out” following a reputed string of drunken benders.

Sources told The Sun on Thursday (February 16th) that the 39 year old actor, who plays The Queen Vic’s landlord Mick Carter, had sparked concern among the BBC soap’s producers when he fell off the wagon at last month’s National Television Awards, in his battle to quit drinking.

Danny DyerDanny Dyer pictured in May 2016

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Former Blue Member Lee Ryan Joining 'EastEnders'


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Former Blue singer Lee Ryan is set to join ‘Eastenders’ in a role as new bad boy ‘Woody’ Woodward, with the BBC soap promising he will “ruffle feathers and break hearts” in Albert Square.

He’s the second former member of early noughties boyband Blue to land a role on a British soap, with bandmate Duncan James joining the cast of Channel 4’s ‘Hollyoaks’ in August 2016.

Lee RyanLee Ryan is joining the cast of 'EastEnders' later in spring 2017

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Spoiler! Is This How Ronnie And Roxy Mitchell Will Be Leaving 'Eastenders'?


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Last month ‘Eastenders’ stars Samantha Womack and Rita Simons confirmed they would be leaving the BBC soap after 10 years playing sisters Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell. Fans had hoped that the twosome would be saying a ‘see you later’ rather than a ‘goodbye forever’, but according to The Sun, the Mitchell sisters are set to be gone for good.

Rita Simons and Samantha WomackRita Simons and soap sister Samantha Womack

A source told the newspaper that the sisters are to die in an explosive storyline during the soap’s New Year’s Eve special. The decision is said to have infuriated the cast, who are complaining that they were not consulted.

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Rita Simons To Leave 'Eastenders' With Soap Sister Samantha Womack


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Rita Simons has announced she’s also departing ‘Eastenders’, alongside on-screen sister Samantha Womack. Simons has played Roxy Mitchell on Albert Square since she was introduced with sister Ronnie 2007 and the pair are set to go out with a bang.

Rita Simons and Samantha WomackRita Simons has confirmed she will be leaving ‘Eastenders’ along with Samantha Womack

A BBC spokesperson told MailOnline: “We can confirm that Rita Simons will be leaving EastEnders. Having joined the show in 2007, Rita immediately won the hearts of the audience in the role of Roxy Mitchell and between her and Samantha Womack they created one of the most iconic duos EastEnders has ever seen."

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Samantha Womack Thanks Her Fans After Announcing 'EastEnders' Exit


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Samantha Womack has sent her heartfelt thanks to her fans after she revealed at the weekend that she’s to step down from her role in ‘Eastenders’ after nearly a decade.

The 43 year old British actress has held down the role of Ronnie Mitchell since 2007, with a brief break, and the news means that she’s set to leave Albert Square early next year, having played the character almost exactly ten years, in a reportedly explosive plot-line devised by the BBC soap’s new head Sean O’Connor.

Samantha WomackSamantha Womack at the Pride of Britain Awards 2015

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Samantha Womack Quits 'Eastenders' After Nearly 10 Years


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Samantha Womack is leaving ‘Eastenders’ after nearly a decade on the BBC soap playing Ronnie Mitchell. According to The Sun, bosses have offered the actress the chance to go out with a bang in a dramatic exit storyline early next year.

Samantha WomackSamantha Womack is leaving ‘Eastenders’ after nearly 10 years as Ronnie Mitchell

Sources told the newspaper that the actress “jumped at the chance” to bow out of the show in a big way. “It was felt that with everything Ronnie has been through over the past nine years, it is now time to rest the character,” an insider said.

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BBC Defends Violent Bobby Beale Scenes After Viewer Complaints


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The BBC has defended Friday night’s (May 20th) episode of ‘Eastenders’ in which viewers saw young Bobby Beale violently assault his mum Jane with a hockey stick. Some viewers took to Twitter to complain to the broadcaster over the harrowing scenes, which aired before the 9pm watershed.

Laurie BrettLaurie Brett plays Jane Beale in ‘Eastenders’.

But in a statement to The Mirror the BBC said: "EastEnders is a fictional drama and our millions of regular fans who tune in each week know and expect dramatic storylines. However we are always mindful of our time slot in which we are shown and we ensure all scenes are editorially justified.”

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Ben Champniss - The cast of 'Eastenders' are seen outside Elstree Studios in Borehamwood at borehamwood - Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom - Tuesday 16th February 2016

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Eastenders and Ben Champniss
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Eastenders, Maddy Hill and Himesh Patel
Eastenders, Maddy Hill and Himesh Patel
Eastenders, Maddy Hill and Himesh Patel

Danny Dyer Leaves 'Good Morning Britain' Viewers In Stitches With Wedding Question Responses


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Cockney cheeky chap Danny Dyer was on great form during a daytime TV appearance today, as he left viewers in stitches with his hilarious responses to Susanna Reid’s questions during an interview on ‘Good Morning Britain’.

Trying to prise some details out of Dyer about his upcoming wedding to his long-term partner Joanne Mas, the presenter asked him whether his current ‘Eastenders’ storyline, in which his character Mick Carter is getting married to Linda (Kellie Bright), had got him thinking about his own impending marriage.

Danny DyerDanny Dyer leaving the ITV studios after his 'Good Morning Britain' interview

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Danny Dyer Reveals He Was Almost Broke Before 'EastEnders' Role


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He was one of the most ubiquitous faces of British film and television during the mid-noughties, but Danny Dyer has revealed the “desperate” financial situation he was in before the BBC offered him a part on ‘Eastenders’ in 2013.

The 38 year old actor, who plays the pub landlord Mick Carter on the long-running soap, appeared on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ this week and revealed that he was on the verge of financial meltdown when he was offered the part.

Danny DyerDanny Dyer with fellow 'EastEnders' stars Maddy Hill (l) and Kellie Bright (r)

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'EastEnders' Becomes First British Soap Opera To Cast A Transgender Actor


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The BBC has made a piece of television history by becoming the first British station to cast a transgender actor in a transgender role in a soap opera. The long-running ‘Eastenders’ has cast 21 year old Riley Carter Millington in the role of Kyle, who will hit screens later in October with a view to becoming a regular character by the end of 2015.

While this is not the first time that a transgender character has appeared in a British, it does represent the first time that a transgender actor will portray a transgender character.

EastEndersAlbert Square will be getting a transgender character later this month

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Jamie Borthwick and Danny-Boy Hatchard - The cast of 'Eastenders' the outside BBC Studios - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 18th February 2015

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Eastenders, Jamie Borthwick and Danny-boy Hatchard
Eastenders, Jamie Borthwick and Danny-boy Hatchard
Eastenders, Jamie Borthwick and Danny-boy Hatchard
Eastenders, Jamie Borthwick and Danny-boy Hatchard
Eastenders, Jamie Borthwick and Danny-boy Hatchard

Ben Hardy and David Witts - Eastender cast members, Ben Hardy and David Witts seen taking a break from filming at Elstree. David has been told he will be cut from the show. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 24th October 2013

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Eastenders, Ben Hardy and David Witts
Eastenders, Ben Hardy and David Witts
Eastenders, Ben Hardy and David Witts
Eastenders, Ben Hardy and David Witts
Eastenders, Ben Hardy and David Witts

Marc Elliott, Eastenders and John Partridge - Marc Elliott and John Partridge London, England - take a break from filming 'Eastenders' to grab some lunch Wednesday 25th August 2010

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Marc Elliott, Eastenders and John Partridge
Marc Elliott, Eastenders and John Partridge
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Marc Elliott, Eastenders and John Partridge
Marc Elliott, Eastenders and John Partridge

Eastenders Friday 19th February 2010 The Queen Victoria pub in London, which was used as a location for the first ever episode of the BBC soap opera Eastenders. Tonight television history will be made when the show goes out entirely live, as viewers tune in to find out who killed Archie Mitchell. London, England

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