Danny Dyer: 'This could be my last week in EastEnders'
It's set to be one of EastEnders' most explosive weeks in history, and Danny Dyer's Mick Carter is right at the heart of the action. As the show marks its 35th anniversary, it's been promised that one character will meet a grisly end, so could this be the end of the road for Mick?
Soap legend Danny joins us live from Albert Square to tell us more.
Talking about rumours that his character Mick Carter might meet a dramatic end this week, Danny revealed, "It's me, I die. I go out, I go out strong, and I'm happy about it! No, listen - you know I can't declare it, but it's a real shock who goes, I'm telling you."
Explaining how four characters will recount one fateful day, Danny said, "We've took the soap thing to a new level. It's basically every ep starts at the disaster, and then we jump back seven hours earlier, and then it's four different characters, their route to being on the boat and why they're there."
He continued, "It's very clever. We're very proud of it".
So has the actor enjoyed the build-up to this dramatic storyline? "I think Mick and Linda's relationship, they love each other. It's a strong bond between them two. His heart's broken at the moment. But he's there for her."
Revealing where the boat scene was filmed, Danny said, "It took six weeks to film it. Usually for us to film four episodes, it takes about 10 days, so we spread it out over Christmas.
"We did it in a water tank. We thought we was all going to Pinewood, we ended up in Southend, in Basildon. They found a tank in Basildon! The tank was alright, it was nice and warm, it was like bath water, and they were squirting pea juice in it to make it look like the Thames.
"But a 10-hour working day in the water, you know, you come out all wrinkled. I come out looking like Dot Cotton! In a good way, obviously..."
Danny continued, "We knew we were doing something special, and you know what, it's really inspiring. It's so clever what they've done. I wish we could stay at this level, every ep!"