Danny Dyer has held meetings with 'EastEnders' bosses about his comeback storyline.
The 39-year-old actor is currently taking a break from playing loveable landlord Mick Carter on the long-running BBC One soap but show bosses are already planning Mick's return.
A source told the Daily Star: "He dropped in to get his new scripts. He hasn't started filming just yet. But he is expected to return imminently.
"Everyone is looking forward to seeing him back in action. He's one of the soap's key stars."
And it was recently revealed that Danny's castmates a "low key shindig" when he returns, to show how important he is to the programme.
An insider said: "They're keen to show everyone is behind him 100 per cent after his tough few months.
"They're planning a round of applause when he steps back behind the bar for filming for the first time.
"The cast know how important Danny is to the show's success and don't want it to be awkward.
"Danny will be welcomed back with open arms."
Danny jetted off for a holiday to South Africa recently after his friends claimed he was exhausted after working non-stop since joining the show in 2013.
An insider said at the time: "Danny knows he has to rest-up and recuperate. He has been ground down by the workload on 'EastEnders' and then partying on top of it.
"This trip is going to do him the world of good. He can remain anonymous there and he can properly rest. He's hoping to come back refreshed and back into work."
His decision to have a temporary rest from filming came five months after he tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart Joanne Mas in a romantic ceremony in Hampshire.
The smitten couple may have only just got hitched officially but they have been together since 1992 and have children Danni, 19, Sunnie, nine and Arty, two, together.
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