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‘EastEnders’: Danny Dyer Isn’t Snubbing The British Soap Awards, Bosses Claim

The event will take place in June.

24/04/2017 09:43 BST | Updated 24/04/2017 09:51 BST

‘EastEnders’ bosses have denied claims that Danny Dyer is planning to skip this year’s British Soap Awards.

The star, who plays Mick Carter, is up for the Best Actor accolade at the June ceremony, which will be held in Manchester.

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Danny Dyer at the 2016 event 

Despite the fact the actor is usually in attendance, reports at the weekend claimed he was planning to miss the 2017 event, following a tough few months that have seen him take a break from filming the soap.

However, bosses have now told The Sun this would not be the case, with a spokesperson saying: “Danny has not ruled out any social events and certainly no decision has been made about the British Soap Awards in June.”

For the first time ever, the Soap Awards will be screened live on ITV this year, and fans can currently vote for their favourites in the three main categories.

The longlists for the Best Actor, Actress and Soap categories were published last week, while the other 10 categories - which include Best Newcomer, Villain Of The Year, Best Young Actor and Scene Of The Year - will be decided upon by a panel of expert judges.

Cast your vote and buy tickets for the awards here.

British Soap Awards Red Carpet