The Vincent Hubbard actor has revealed his co-stars have not been told when Danny will be back on set, amid on-going reports about both his private and professional lives.
Speaking to The Sun, Richard said: “I’ve got no idea when Danny is coming back to work.
A source previously claimed that Danny wouldn’t be away from Albert Square for too long, stating: “It’s a matter of weeks and not months.”
The actor, who plays Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter, is currently in South Africa, after bosses gave him an extended break from the BBC soap.
After news of his hiatus went public, producers were forced to fight off fought off claims that his break has been enforced.
Another of Danny’s co-stars, Adam Woodyatt, also refuted claims Danny’s behaviour on-set had been out of line.
Denying reports they had argued over recent comments Danny made about his acting skills in an interview with Radio Times, the Ian Beale actor told the Daily Star: “This is news to me considering Danny and I had a great chat before he went on his break.
“As Danny would say, it’s pony.”