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Former EastEnders star Matt Di Angelo announces engagement

He popped the question in the Dominican Republic

Former EastEnders actor Matt Di Angelo has announced he’s engaged.

The star, who is best known for playing Dean Wicks in the BBC soap, shared the happy news to Instagram on Wednesday alongside a photo of a pizza, a bottle of champagne and an engagement ring in a box.

Matt popped the question to wedding planner Sophia Perry after five years of dating.

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Got pizza today. ✌🏼 🍕 💍 🍾 🏖

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Alongside the photo, Matt wrote: “Got pizza today,” followed by pizza and engagement ring emojis.

Fans rushed to congratulate the couple, with Matt’s former soap co-star Rita Simons leaving a message.

Rita, who played Roxy Mitchell, wrote: “Mazeltov!!! Finally! You’re gonna be a real grown up!!!”

Louisa Lytton, who plays Ruby Allen in EastEnders, added: “This is epic congratulations to you.”

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Sophia showed off her ring on social media (Credit: Instagram)

Meanwhile, a fan commented: “She got a pizza your heart. Congrats to you both,” while another said: “Lovely news – congrats guys!!”

The couple, who have been dating since 2014, are currently on holiday in the Dominican Republic.

Earlier this week, Matt poked fun at his now-fiancée as they enjoyed breakfast near the beach.

Matt Di Angelo and fiancee Sophia
The couple have been together for five years (Credit: Instagram)

The photo showed Sophia sipping on a tea or coffee with a plate of fruit, pancakes and doughnuts in front of her.

Matt wrote: “[Doughnuts] and [tea] for breakfast. That’s a holiday vibe. She basically has the diet of a 1980s New York cop.”

Sophia commented: “EXTREME BALANCED DIET.”

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🍩 and ☕️ for breakfast. Thats a holiday vibe. She basically has the diet of a 1980s new york cop.

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On Wednesday, Sophia shared a string of photos of Matt as she wished him a happy birthday.

The first photo shows Matt, who turned 32 on May 1, putting his thumbs up as he sported a pink t-shirt and sunglasses on holiday.

Another sees the actor inside a helicopter flying over the Caribbean country while a third shows Matt pulling an unimpressed face as he had a balloon tied to his head.

Sophia captioend the post: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST HUMAN I KNOW.

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“Thanks for putting up with my overwhelming stupidity for 5 years – you the best. Extreme.”

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