Danny Dyer joked that Mick Carter will die during a hilarious interview on today's This Morning – but viewers worked out a major spoiler.
The EastEnders actor's character was left in a perilous position at the end of Monday night's explosive episode with Mick and Linda drowning as the boat slowly sank.
Speaking live from the Albert Square set, Danny told This Morning hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that he was "gutted" to be leaving the show.
"No it's me. I'll just declare it now," joked Danny. "I was gutted. They called me upstairs. But I go out strong and I’m happy about it."
Revealing he was just teasing, he swiftly added: "You know I can't declare it but it's a real shock who goes, I’m telling you."
Danny speculated that Mick may actually change his mind and "do the slips", leaving poor Linda to die.
At the end of the interview, Danny reminded Eamonn that he won't be coming back as he is "dead" on the show.
Eamonn pointed out that he was filming on Albert Square – but predicted that he could "be back as a ghost".
However, This Morning viewers pointed out that Mick must still be alive if Danny is filming on set.
One viewer said: "Spoiler Alert! Danny Dyer can’t have died on that boat means he is at work today filming thanks to This Morning Eastenders fans will be happy to know the best character in the show is not dead."
"Well it's obvious @MrDDyer doesn't die in Eastenders this week as he's currently being interviewed whilst on set. Why else would he be on set if he isn't there recording further episodes," added another.
A third said: "Quite obvious that Danny Dyer won't be leaving @bbceastenders – He's a funny guy"
Danny told Ruth that Linda had been "playing up a bit" after hitting the bottle but admitted there is still a strong bond between the couple.
He said: "But he’s there for her. She’s bang in trouble on the boat – her foot is caught. She’s off her nut again. So Mick’s got to come to the font, or does he?"
The EastEnders star claimed the soap had been taken to a "new level" with special scenes from different characters' perspective.
Danny explained that filming for the four episodes took six weeks, rather than the usual 10 days, with the water scenes taking place in a tank in Southend.
He said: "The tank was alright, it was nice and warm. Bathwater. They’re squirting pea juice in it to make it look like the Thames.
"10 hour days in the water. I came out looking like Dot Cotton.
"We knew we were doing something special and it's so inspriing. I wish we could stay at this level every ep."
EastEnders bosses have teased that Mick and Linda will be taking their 'til death do us part' vows very seriously.
Head of Continuing Drama, Kate Oates, hinted at a harrowing death upcoming after Linda Carter became trapped in a boat that was rapidly filling up with water.
Revealing how the week would pan out, she said: "So you've got the Carters on Monday, and then we're looking at the Beales and the Fowlers on Tuesday, the Mitchells will be taking centre stage on Thursday, and everything coming together with this big culmination on Friday. They're the story strands that we've been building up to."
Teasing at a tragic death, she added: "There's the next chapter of Whitney's story now – the situation with Leo got the grisly end that it did.
"Paying tribute to Den and Angie in some ways with Mick and Linda but then twisting it, with those divorce papers being signed at the end of the week, and now obviously Mick taking those 'til death us do part' vows very, very seriously."
*EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays at 8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One
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