EastEnders viewers call out ‘major blunder’ as Dean Wicks makes unlikely return to soap


EAGLED-EYED EastEnders viewers spot a major blunder as Dean Wicks appears in the BBC soap after seven years away.

The former soap villain raped Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) in 2014 in a harrowing storyline after he became obsessed with his sister-in-law.

Linda shows Kathy a photo with Dean in

Fans call out the photoshop fail

Dean (Matt DiAngelo) left Walford for good in 2016 after confessing the horrendous assault.

His dad Buster paid him to never return again, to Shirley’s anguish.

Dean hasn’t been mentioned since – until Monday’s 38th anniversary episode.

Linda was left gobsmacked when Carly posted a photo of Shirley, and beside her is Shirley’s younger son Dean’s reflection can be seen in the mirror.

After seeing the photo, a shaken Linda retreats into the back of the Vic and breaks down.

A concerned Kathy (Gillian Taylforth) rushed to comfort her.

Linda soon understood that Shirley would want to be with her son Dean after losing her other son Mick.

With Shirley returning, could Dean also be making a return to Albert Square?

Fans were left seriously distracted as they spotted Dean was photoshopped onto the mirror.

Taking to Twitter, one said: “I’m sorry but that photo of Dean being photoshopped in the mirror has made me cackle #Eastenders.”

Another wrote: “Obsessed with how they’ve edited Dean into the mirror pic #EastEnders.”

A third penned: “Sorry how awful is that photoshopped promotional photo of Dean in the mirror #EastEnders.”

EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday on BBC One.