EastEnders writers 'working around the clock' to cover Danny Dyer's absence

Danny Dyer’s break from ‘EastEnders’ has reportedly been causing problems for the show’s writers and they’ve been “working around the clock” to explain his character’s absence from key storylines.

Danny Dyer taking part in Who Do You Think You Are?

The 39-year-old actor recently took a well-deserved break from the long-running BBC soap in order to spend time with his family after having worked non-stop since he joined the cast as loveable landlord Mick Carter in 2013.

Mick is yet to make a return to the square and writers are battling to cover up his notable absence from the funeral of his grandmother.

An insider told the Daily Star newspaper: “It’s going to look very odd for Mick not to attend the funeral, but the writers are having to come up with some excuse as to why he cannot be there. We all know Danny comes first so the writers are working around the clock to tweak key stories.”

Danny hopes to return to the show refreshed.

Danny is planning on using his time off from the show to take his childhood sweetheart Joanne Mas – whom he married in September last year after spending 20 years together – away to the Maldives in order to spend some quality time together.

A source said recently: “Since they got married Danny has been working non stop, they haven’t had a lot of time together and he wants to make Jo feel special. He’s very focused on his family.”

The EastEnders favourite took home the gong for Best Serial Drama Performance. (Ian West PA Archive/PA Images)

The news comes after BBC bosses agreed to give Danny – who shares children Danni, 19, Sunnie, nine and Arty, two, with his wife – a “short break” in order to get some rest and see his family.

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