BBC’s flagship soap opera EastEnders attracts millions of views are week, many of them loyal fans that have been watching for as long as they can remember.
Recently, Danny Dyer returned filming after temporarily taking a break to continue playing the character of Mick Carter, and viewers were left confused by a ‘blast from the past’, so to speak, as Tina Carter is evicted from her home.
But one question has often been asked among soap fans, and that is, I wonder how much the BBC soap stars actually earn for their work on the show? While it’s true that soap opera actors for the BBC do earn a fair living, it’s interesting that their Coronation Street counterparts are generally paid more.
Recently, news regarding the salaries that some of the EastEnders stars are on was leaked, and it might surprise you to see how they’re doing. Let’s take a look at a few!
Danny Dyer (Mick Carter) – around £400,000 per year
After spending close to a decade playing hard-nosed Landan geezers in films and TV shows, Danny Dyer was given the role of Mick Carter, the new landlord of the Queen Vic, about three years ago.
Legendary supermodel Linda Evangelista was often credited (though some suggested misquoted) with sardonically saying “I don’t get out of bed for less than half a million dollars.” In the case of Danny Dyer, one might assume that that could indeed be the case for the cockney boy done good.
According to The Mirror, the actor is said to bring in around £400,000 per year for his role, making him one of the highest paid actors on the show.