EastEnders’ Mick Carter is set to punch his nephew Dean Wicks within minutes of being reunited.

The pub landlord, played by Danny Dyer, will greet his relative in the non-traditional way after they meet at the Queen Vic with Mick’s sister and Dean’s mother Shirley Carter.

After not seeing her estranged son for years, Shirley (Linda Henry) appears to be devastated when their first meeting doesn’t go as she’d hoped. As Dean (Matt Di Angelo) tells her some home truths and tears into his mum in front of everyone, his uncle warns him to stop.

But when Dean continues, Mick, unable to stand by and watch his sister being treated badly, decides to take matters into his own hands, sending him crashing to the floor.

Matt is returning to EastEnders after a six-year hiatus. He was last seen in 2008, after spending time in prison.

“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,” the actor said. “I’m looking forward to getting back on the Square.”

The episode will screen on EastEnders on Thursday, May 15.


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