Michael Greco played Beppe di Marco at EastEnders for years.
The now 51-year-old actor just appeared on Loose Women with some big news.
So is he ready to go back to EastEnders? And why did he even leave?
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We answer these two questions and learn more about the soap window below …
Is Michael Greco returning to EastEnders?
Michael appeared on Loose Women on Wednesday April 7th.
Here he said he would definitely consider making a comeback from EastEnders as former heartbreaker Beppe DiMarco.
He told the panel, “It’s funny because Beppe was such a big character in the 90s and early 2000s.
“I think the soap’s population has changed over time.
“Audiences are now in their late 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s as they’ve grown with the show.
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“Most of the people who I think are older would be fantastic if he returned.”
Finally he added, “If you want him, I’ll be available.”
However, EastEnders has made no formal announcements of a return for Beppe.
Why did Beppe di Marco leave Albert Square?
Michael left EastEnders in 2002. His character Beppe received devastating news that his mother had died of a heart attack.
He immediately sold his club to Sharon Watts and left Albert Square for good.
It remains unconfirmed why Michael Greco was written out of soap.
What were some of Beppe’s storylines?
Michael played Beppe from 1998 to 2002.
He stepped on the scene as a single father and cop while his family moved to Albert Square to set up an Italian restaurant.
He immediately bumped into Grant and Phil Mitchell and fell in love with Grant’s wife, Tiffany.
However, when she tried to flee Walford with Beppe, she was run over and killed.
After Beppe destroyed evidence of domestic violence against Grant, the police removed him.
Disgraced, he tried driving a taxi for a while and eventually took sole ownership of the E20 nightclub.
The mother of his son Sandra tried to reconcile with him.
However, this failed when he discovered that she was still in love with his ex-police colleague.
In Beppes’ last year on the pitch, he became increasingly promiscuous and a total womanizer.
Did Michael Greco move to America?
Michael tried to crack America after leaving EastEnders.
He played a few minor roles in major television series such as Revenge and Hatfields & McCoys.
He even became a professional poker player.
But he admitted on Loose Women that his US career never quite started.
He said, “In England you might want to see a film against about 30 people, but in America you have about 500 people.
“After a while the time has come [my career] gained momentum, but then I just thought, “Do you know what’s too heavy?”
Who is Michael’s girlfriend?
Michael is in a relationship with Helen Harris.
He met her in a bar while living with former EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney.
She also has a background in acting, but not much else is publicly known about her.
The couple announced that they would be expecting their first child together on Instagram earlier this year.
While at Loose Women today, Michael confirmed that they have a son.
This will be the first child for both of them.
Michael said, “I’m a traditionalist when it comes to color. I know some people aren’t. I’m Italian, I’m old-fashioned, I’m a traditionalist “- before I put on a pair of blue socks.”
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