EastEnders star Matt Di Angelo expecting twins with wife Sophia

Matt Di Angelo
Ex EastEnders star Matt Di Angelo and his wife Sophia are expecting twins. (Image credit: Getty)

Former EastEnders actor Matt Di Angelo has made the exciting announcement that he is expecting twins with his wife Sophia Perry.

The couple revealed the news in an Instagram video that saw them setting off confetti cannons and in turn, giving away that they were expecting a boy and a girl as blue and pink confetti exploded in the air, followed by cheering.

The caption of the video read: ‘The lottery of life’, still a fair way to go but we feel VERY blessed. The boy's name will be JACK, and the girl's will be POT. 😂”

An array of EastEnders stars congratulated the couple in the Instagram comments, including Emma Barton (Honey Mitchell), James Bye (Martin Fowler), Danny Hatchard (Lee Carter), Jo Joyner (Tanya Branning) and Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale)

Matt played EastEnders villain Dean Wicks, who was the estranged son of long-standing character Shirley Carter (Linda Henry). 

Dean was on and off our screens for years, making his debut on the Square in 2006 and then leaving two years later to start a new life in Australia.

Trouble resumed for the Walford residents when he returned six years later, where he committed a horrific catalogue of crimes and then left again in 2016.

Matt Di Angelo as Dean Wicks in EastEnders

Matt played EastEnders villain Dean Wicks on and off until 2016. (Image credit: BBC)

The TV star has appeared in many shows over the years, including Ordinary Lies, Hustle, Death in Paradise and many more.

He also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2007 and came second alongside his professional partner Flavia Cacace.

Matt and wedding planner Sophia tied the knot last year after six years of dating, with Sophia revealing their engagement on Instagram.

Sharing a snap of her eating a slice of pizza on the beach with her engagement ring on show, she captioned the happy picture: “I 💚 PIZZA... AND MY FIANCÉ @mattdiangelo • 🍕💍🍾”

EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

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