London: Actor Danny Dyer, best known for his roles in `The Football Factory` and `The Business`, has been cast to play pub owner in `Eastenders`.
Dyer will play Mick Carter, brother to Shirley Carter, played by Linda Henry. Mick will be joined behind the bar by his wife Linda, played by actress Kellie Bright, reported BBC online.
"I am so excited about starting a new chapter in my career. I cannot wait to become part of the East End family," Dyer said.
`Eastenders` executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins, said, "I`m so excited to have actors of Danny and Kellie`s calibre joining what is an already strong and talented company of actors."
Dyer was in negotiations to join `Eastenders` in 2010 though got cold feet.
The actor`s character is the latest in a long-list of pub landlords including Den and Angie Watts, Frank Butler, Grant and Peggy Mitchell and Kat Moon. His first episodes will screen at Christmas.