Yesterday it was announced that Danny Dyer was joining the cast of EatEnders as the Queen Vic's new landlord, Mick Carter.
Set to make his arrival on the soap at Christmas alongside actress Kellie Bright who will play his on screen wife, Linda, Danny said of his new role playing Shirley Carter's brother: "I'm so excited about starting a new chapter in my career and I cannot wait to become part of the East End family.”
But as excited as Danny is to join the soap, we wanted to know what you thought about Albert Square's new arrival, and it appears that the majority of our EntertainmentWise readers are looking forward to seeing Danny making an appearance on the hit BBC One soap.
Danny and Kellie in character outside their new home, The Queen Vic (BBC Pictures)
In fact 63.49% of our readers are excited to see Danny on the soap. However, 36.51% aren't too happy with the actor taking over from the current Queen Vic landlord and landlady, Alfie Moon and Roxy Mitchell.
Equally as happy to have Danny on the show, Executive Producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins said: “I’m so excited to have actors of Danny and Kellie’s calibre joining what is an already strong and talented company of actors. Having been together over 20 years, Mick and Linda have a good marriage and an easy shorthand with each other - but can also still fight like teenagers.
Danny's looking forward to appearing on EastEnders and so are the fans! (WENN)
"They will laugh, cry, argue and make-up… Much to the embarrassment of their children and the delight of Albert Square’s residents. Mick and Linda still love each other, no matter what life throws at them. And moving from Watford to Walford, life's about to throw them a few curve balls…”
However, it appears our readers aren't the only ones who are excited with Danny's new role as Denise Van Outen tweeted the actor: "Huge congrats @MrDDyer on your 'Enders' role "Get Outta My Pub!" X"
X Factor host Dermot O'Leary added: "And other other news. Ace that @MrDDyer is going to be landlord at the Vic.Love him to run my local 'oi silly b*****ks, you're barred' etc."