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'EastEnders' Spoiler: Matt Di Angelo Returning To Albert Square As Deano Wicks

15/01/2014 10:19 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 21:01 GMT

'EastEnders' heartthrob Matt Di Angelo is returning to Albert Square as Shirely Carter's estranged son Deano Wicks.

The BBC have announced he will be back on set in February, having last appeared in the soap in February 2008, when Deano left Walford after experiencing a tough time in prison.

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"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," Matt said in a statement.

Deano's mum hard-faced mum Shirley thinks he's working in a bar in Australia but finds out he's actually much closer to home and going by the name of Dean.

EastEnders' executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins 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."

Matt, who started acting when he was nine, spent two years working on 'Hustle' after 'EastEnders' and also had a much talked about romance with his 'Strictly Come Dancing' co-star Flavia Cacace.

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