Danny Dyer heading to Australia to shoot first post-'EastEnders' part
Danny Dyer has revealed his first post-EastEnders role is a thriller that will be shot Down Under.
The actor, 45, has been in the BBC soap since 2013 but has confirmed that he is set to say goodbye to Albert Square.
And he's now shared that his first part after his soap stint will be playing the lead in a Channel 5 action thriller called Heat.
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The star is heading off to shoot in Australia.
He told The Sun: “I can’t wait to get amongst this beautiful piece of work in Australia. I’ve always been intrigued about working there.
“It’s my first gig since EastEnders. Heat has a powerful, dark script and strong Australian cast and crew. Let’s have it!”
It was announced earlier this year that Dyer would be leaving EastEnders after almost a decade as Mick Carter
An EastEnders spokesperson said: “Danny will be leaving EastEnders when his contract comes to an end later this year.
"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.”
Speaking on his podcast Sorted With The Dyers, the actor said he had just decided it was time to move on.
"I always debate whether I want to sign again and I’ve been contemplating a while now about maybe it’s time to roll the dice, take the leap," he said.
"I’ve not been poached by anybody, that’s not true at all," he said.
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"The big news is that I’ve just decided not to renew my contract, that’s all. That’s not because I fell out with anybody, I love everybody there."
Watch: Danny Dyer makes his first appearance as Mick Carter in EastEnders