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What EastEnders' Wicks family stars are doing now – from hunk’s horror fall to Strictly romance & surprise Wembley gig | The Sun
EASTENDERS fans are in for a shock when Walford stalwart Dean Wicks returns to the Square after a seven year absence.
The BBC has announced the return of Matt Di Angelo in the role of the East End bad boy, who has been taken on as a new business partner to the Beales.
Dean – the brother of Danny Dyer’s Mick Carter – was driven out of Walford by his family after a rape storyline involving Mick’s wife Linda (Kellie Bright) in 2016.
He’s set to cause a stir among the family as he makes his presence in Walford known – and protests his innocence to anyone who will listen.
Away from the Square, Matt starred on Strictly in 2007, making it to the final and finding love on the dance floor with his partner Flavia Cacace.
The romance – which allegedly caused the split between Flavia and her long term partner Vincent Simone – lasted three years and ended when the pro dancer waltzed off with her then Strictly partner Jimi Mistry in 2010.
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Matt is now happily settled with wife Sophia Perry; they married in 2021 and the couple share one-year-old twins Raphael and Daphne.
As well as EastEnders, Matt, 36, has starred in the drama Hustle and, more recently, played Francesco Alidosi in the historical drama Borgia and starred in the 2016 drama Ordinary Lies.
While Dean’s mum Shirley – Linda Henry – is still a resident, many of the Wicks clan have long since disappeared.
Here’s what happened to the stars who played the rest of the soap family.
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