Matt Di Angelo denies EastEnders exit as Dean Wicks: "I haven't quit'

Published Monday, Sep 15 2014, 16:23 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Matt Di Angelo has denied reports that he is set to leave EastEnders this Autumn.

Matt, who plays Dean Wicks in the BBC One soap, was rumoured to be exiting Albert Square following an upcoming rape storyline involving Dean and Linda Carter (Kellie Bright).

EastEnders' Matt Di Angelo as Dean Wicks.

© BBC/Kieron McCarron

Reports suggested that Matt had only signed a short contract and would depart the soap following the major storyline.

However, yesterday (14 September) Matt blasted the rumours as "bulls**t", before tweeting: "Haven't quit. Enjoying being back far too much."

EastEnders also said in a statement on Twitter: "We never confirm contract details however there is absolutely no truth that @matt_diangelo is leaving this Autumn."

Strictly Come Dancing star Matt reprised his role in the long-running soap earlier this year after a six-year hiatus.

His character - formerly known as Deano - arrived back in Walford and went by the name of Dean.

Viewers have since seen Dean's strained relationship with his mum Shirley Carter (played by Linda Henry), his strong bond with his grandad Stan Carter (Timothy West), and his attraction to Linda.

Reveal is now on Google Plus! Join us here for the latest pictures, fashion and celebrity news!