Matt Di Angelo is heading back to Albert Square in 2014 to reprise the role of Dean(o) Wicks.
Viewers last saw Deano when he left Walford in 2008 after experiencing a tough time in prison that profoundly changed him. His arrival back in the Square will no doubt have huge implications for his estranged mother Shirley (Linda Henry) and the rest of the Carter clan.
Believing that her son is working in a bar in Australia, Shirley is shocked when her father Stan (Timothy West), informs her that her son is now going by the name ‘Dean’ and is actually a lot closer to home…
Matt Di Angelo has starred in various TV dramas since his time on EastEnders, including Hustle, Borgia and Death in Paradise.
Matt Di Angelo commented: “It’s such an exciting time for the show and the Carter/Wicks family that I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to reprise the role of Dean! I’m looking forward to getting back on the Square.”
Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Executive Producer added: “Matt is a gorgeous, charming, talented actor and it’s fantastic that he’s agreed to come back to the Square. Deano left angry with his mother. The Dean who returns is angrier. Shirley has been secretly hoping for her son’s return. Let’s hope she doesn’t regret that.”
EastEnders continues tonight at 8.00pm on BBC ONE.