Dyer will play Shirley Carter's younger brother Mick, who arrives in Walford with his family at the end of the year. Mick and his wife Linda (Kellie Bright) will become the first couple to arrive and immediately take over the pub in the history of the show.
In a Digital Spy poll, 70.51% of those who voted said that they were excited and couldn't wait to see Mick behind the bar.
However, 29.49% of voters believe that Dyer's casting is not such a good idea and feel that he won't fit in on the Square.
Mick and Linda will take over from current landlord Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) and landlady Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons) when they arrive in Albert Square at Christmas.
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