Speaking on Sunday Brunch yesterday (29 June) the actor, who recently reprised his role of Dean Wicks in the Walford drama, explained that he clashed with the show’s boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins over an undisclosed storyline.
“I had a massive argument with my boss when he told me what my character was going to be doing in my storyline. I was just like, ‘What? Really?’ We had like a tiff almost.
“He was like, ‘You can do A storylines or B storylines. You can do regular stuff and boring stuff and just go for a pint in The Vic, or you can do what I’m offering you and show people… make people aware of that situation and go through that.
“What do you want to do – do you want to get your teeth into it’?'” – Di Angelo
Di Angelo originally portrayed the role of Dean – then known as Deano – between January 2006 and February 2008. Storylines included attempts to forge a bond with estranged mum Shirley (Linda Henry); lying over the identity of Patrick Trueman’s (Rudolph Walker) mystery attacker resulting in a stint behind bars, and the death of his father Kevin (Phil Daniels).
Di Angelo recently admitted that he chose to return to the BBC One serial as he feels disappointed with his earlier stint in the show.
During his time away from EastEnders, Di Angelo starred in Hustle, Borgia and Death in Paradise.