Danny Dyer is seen for the first time since the EastEnders exit announcement

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Danny Dyer is seen for the first time since announcing EastEnders’ departure as he returns to the set in Bentley… after bookmakers narrow his chances of becoming the next Doctor Who










Danny Dyer was seen back at work on Friday for the first time since announcing he is leaving EastEnders after nine years on the soap.

The actor, 44, drove his black Bentley to the set in London as he prepared to film scenes as Mick Carter.

It comes as Danny was named as one of the frontrunners to take over the Doctor Who role from Jodie Whittaker.

Moving on: Danny Dyer was first seen back at work on Friday after being named as one of the frontrunners to take over the Doctor Who role from Jodie Whittaker

Show fans are betting that Jodie, 39, will be replaced by Danny when she leaves the show this fall.

Danny was behind the wheel of his black motorcycle as he pulled into the Elstree studios in Hertfordshire.

The fencing star cut a casual figure in his vehicle in a gray coat while looking serious at his face.

Next move?  Show fans are betting that Jodie, 39, will be replaced by Danny, 44, when she leaves the show this fall

Next move? Show fans are betting that Jodie, 39, will be replaced by Danny, 44, when she leaves the show this fall

Screen star: While he announced he was leaving his role as Mick Carter on EastEnders last week after nine years, it was back to work when he arrived for filming in his lavish Bentley today

Screen star: While he announced he was leaving his role as Mick Carter on EastEnders last week after nine years, it was back to work when he arrived for filming in his lavish Bentley today

On a roll: Danny was behind the wheel of his black bike as he pulled into the Elstree studios in Hertfordshire

Following Danny’s announcement that he is leaving EastEnders, bookmakers have lowered his odds from 66/1 to 16/1.

About how the chances of the next Doctor Who have changed dramatically since his announcement, a Ladbrokes spokeswoman told The Sun: “Danny may not be the archetypal actor to play the Doctor, but that’s exactly why he might be the perfect choice.” to make a big change in the show.

“He is wildly popular with gamblers and has already said he would like to take on different roles.

“So we could see him swapping the Queen Vic for the Tardis — and we’ve lowered our odds accordingly.”

Departure: Jodie will be leaving Doctor Who later this year and following Danny's announcement that he is leaving EastEnders, bookmakers have lowered his odds from 66/1 to 16/1

Departure: Jodie will be leaving Doctor Who later this year and following Danny’s announcement that he is leaving EastEnders, bookmakers have lowered his odds from 66/1 to 16/1

Earlier this week, Danny admitted he had wanted to leave EastEnders “for a while” when he spoke out for the first time since announcing his departure from the soap.

On his Sorted With The Dyers podcast, he said: ‘If you have a job as a soap, your contract will be renewed and every time they’ve asked me to stay, and I’m very grateful for that. . Because I’ve seen a lot of people come and go. It’s very heavy.

“I’m always in doubt whether I want to draw again and I’ve been doubting for a while whether it’s time to roll the dice, take the plunge.

Moving on: The actor is leaving his role as Mick Carter in the BBC series after nine years, saying he wants to try other things now

Moving on: The actor is leaving his role as Mick Carter in the BBC series after nine years, saying he wants to try other things now

The big news is that I have decided not to renew my contract. That’s all. It’s not because I’ve had a fight with anyone, I love everyone. That job was great for me. It’s an important part of television.’

The soap star insisted there is no “big story” behind his departure, other than that he wants to try other things.

It comes after Jodie asked another female doctor to take over the role.

She told Radio 1’s Vick Hope and Jordan North: “If we had the power to choose, I’m going to pick an actress that I find really exciting and that I think would be phenomenal, an actress named Lydia West. If I had the power!’

Lydia is bookmaker Coral’s favorite to replace Jodie with a 3-1 chance, while Fisayo Akinade and Omari Douglas (both 5-1) are joint second favorites and Olly Alexander is next in the bet at 6-

New: It comes after Jodie asked another female doctor to take over the role.  She said, 'If we had the power to choose, I'd choose an actress named Lydia West';  Lydia pictured 2021

New: It comes after Jodie asked another female doctor to take over the role. She said, ‘If we had the power to choose, I’d choose an actress named Lydia West’; Lydia pictured 2021

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