Danny Dyer to return to EastEnders on May 19
4 May 2017 - 4:00 PM

Danny Dyer to return to EastEnders on May 19

Danny Dyer is set to return to "EastEnders" on May 19.

The 39-year-old actor's alter-ego Mick Carter was last seen fleeing the square two months ago when he found out his daughter Nancy had been caught up in a horrific accident while backpacking with her boyfriend, but fans won't have to wait too much longer to see their favourite pub landlord back behind the bar of the iconic boozer.

Insiders confirmed the news to the Daily Mirror newspaper after the hunk was spotted arriving on set back in March as episodes are usually filmed six weeks in advance.

Upon his return to set, his co-stars reportedly threw him a welcome home party.

A source said: "They're keen to show everyone is behind him 100 per cent after his tough few months. They're planning a round of applause when he steps back behind the bar for filming for the first time.

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"The cast know how important Danny is to the show's success and don't want it to be awkward. Danny will be welcomed back with open arms."

During his time away from the programme, Danny jetted off for a holiday to South Africa as he was "exhausted" from working non-stop since joining the show in 2013.

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An insider said at the time: "Danny knows he has to rest-up and recuperate. He has been ground down by the workload on "EastEnders" and then partying on top of it.

"This trip is going to do him the world of good. He can remain anonymous there and he can properly rest. He's hoping to come back refreshed and back into work."

His decision to have a rest from filming came five months after he tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart Joanne Mas in a romantic ceremony in Hampshire.

The couple may have only just got hitched officially but they have been together since 1992 and have children Danni, 19, Sunnie, nine and Arty, two, together.

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