EastEnders star Danny Dyer has reportedly left the show to focus on “sorting his life out” behind the scenes.
The Sun has reported this evening that bosses have forced the actor – who plays Mick Carter – to take a number of weeks off to get his life back on track.
According to the newspaper bosses have become increasingly concerned by his behaviour backstage and away from the show.
An insider on EastEnders told the Sun: “The producers are concerned about him for a number of reasons.
“It was clear to onlookers he appeared very drunk at the NTAs. It is best that he takes some time out to sort his life out. He appears to be exhausted.
“As a result, Danny is not filming on the show at all. There is an enforced break that is expected to last a number of weeks. At the end of the day, he remains the biggest star of the show — so everyone is determined to get him back to his best.
“Having Danny off is a total nightmare – it causes total chaos for both the writers and producers.
“The storylines are worked out months in advance and no one was expecting him to be off. A lot of scripts had to be torn up and it’s caused a lot of behind-the-scenes chaos. It’s all anyone is talking about on set.”