They’re bidding farewell to their beloved Queen Vic pub.
And EastEnders Mick and Linda Carter will meet with an estate agent in the coming weeks as they prepare to say goodbye to the famous boozer.
In upcoming scenes, the couple set the sale in motion by getting a price for the pub, after Mick decided he needed to quit his job as landlord to help Linda in her battle with alcoholism.
Changes: EastEnders Mick and Linda Carter will meet with an estate agent in the coming weeks as they prepare to sell their beloved Queen Vic pub
As Mick (played by Danny Dyer) and Linda (Kellie Bright) prepare to put the Queen Vic on the market, they decide to meet with an estate agent about getting a price for the pub.
First look snaps that Mick isn’t particularly impressed by what the property expert has to say.
Earlier this month it was reported that actor Danny would no longer be working behind the bar of the Queen Vic as Mick had quit his job as landlord.
Selling up! In upcoming scenes, the couple set the sale in motion by getting a price for the pub, after Mick decided he needed to quit his job as landlord
Mick’s wife Linda (Kellie Bright) is struggling with alcoholism, meaning other prominent Walford residents will be vying to take over the Queen Vic when they move elsewhere.
An insider told The Sun: ‘With Linda struggling to quit booze it makes sense Mick moves the family out the pub.
‘His decision will spark a bidding war between some of the residents who fancy taking on the biggest job in Walford.
‘Viewers will be sad to see Danny no longer behind the bar, but that doesn’t mean he won’t return at some point in the future.
Change: Danny Dyer will no longer be working behind the bar of the Queen Vic after it was reported his character Mick is quitting as landlord
Mick has been landlord of the iconic pub since he first appeared on the soap in 2013, with the role one of the most coveted on the series.
Past landlords include Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor), Alfie and Kat Moon (Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace), Den and Angie Watts ((Leslie Grantham and Anita Dobson) and Frank and Pat Butcher (Mike Reid and Pam St Clement).
Characters including Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean), Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden), Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley) and Max Branning (Jake Wood) are thought to all be potential replacements for Mick.
Stepping down: Mick’s wife Linda (played by Kellie Bright) is struggling with alcoholism, meaning other prominent Walford residents will be vying to take over the Queen Vic
Linda’s addiction was sparked when she turned to alcohol to cope with the stress of being ostracised by other parents at her son Olly’s school after he was diagnosed with autism.
Her dependence on booze almost cost Linda her life last month in a boat crash when her ankle got trapped in the boat’s galley as she was trying to reach for a bottle of wine.
With the kitchen filling up with water, Mick was forced to deliberately break her leg to free her and save her from drowning.
Role: Mick has been landlord of the iconic pub since he first appeared on the soap in 2013, with the role one of the most coveted on the series (pictured in 2013)
Memories: Past owners of the Queen Vic include Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windor)
Replacement? Characters including Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) and Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) are thought to be vying to replace Mick
It comes after Danny’s real-life wife Joanne Mas told how the couple plan to renew their vows this year.
The couple met when they were just 14 years old and finally tied the knot in 2016 after an on-off romance which has been marred by Danny’s infidelities.
However, Joanne appears ready to put the past behind her and recement her love for Danny.
When questioned on why she wanted to renew her vows, she explained: ‘I just think we should, with all the s**t I’ve had to deal with as a wife.
‘For me and him, I think we got carried away the first time, the excitement. We will do, we will do something very low key.’
Tying the knot: Joanne Mas has revealed she plans to renew her wedding vows to husband Danny, after claiming he ‘humiliated’ her during their marriage (pictured in January 2020)
- EastEnders’ Mick Carter quits as Queen Vic’s landlord to help wife Linda’s booze battle – The Sun