After more than a month off screen, Danny Dyer's character Mick Carter will be making quite the dramatic return to EastEnders. In one of his first scenes back, fans will see Mick come to blows with new bad boy on the block, 'Woody' Woodward, played by Blue singer Lee Ryan. The two hardmen, who work alongside each other at the Queen Victoria pub, become involved in a huge punch-up as tensions rise.
"Danny is going to be straight back into the thick of it when his character returns to our screens and his character Mick Carter immediately finds a new enemy," an EastEnders source told The Sun. "Mick is left seriously riled when Walford's new villain Woody rocks up on the square – and even lands a job alongside him in the Vic. There's going to be ongoing beef between the two hardmen and eventually it all kicks off."
Danny Dyer's character Mick Carter has a huge bust-up with Lee Ryan's character Woody
The source added: "Mick and Woody end up having a huge punch-up in the square, leaving all the residents stunned. It's a proper bust-up with the boys really going for it and rolling all over the place. Woody also has a secret connection to Kellie Bright's character Linda too which makes things even more difficult. It's going to be one of the first scenes Danny and Lee film together."
Earlier this month, Danny, 39, was spotted back on set filming after a six-week break. The actor flew to South Africa to recuperate after reportedly suffering from "exhaustion" in February. At the time, a BBC spokesperson said that Danny was on a "short break" and that he had not quit the show, nor was the break enforced. Danny will reappear on our screens in June, taking his place behind the bar at the Queen Vic.