Michael Greco, best known for playing Beppe di Marco on the BBC soap, previously teased that he had a new job earlier this month
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EastEnders star Michael Greco has revealed a TV comeback is in the works after landing a role in a big new Netflix drama.
The 51-year-old, who is best known for playing Beppe di Marco on the BBC soap, previously teased that he had a new job earlier this month.
On Instagram, Michael announced the news of his new role to his 52,000 followers.
He wrote on Insta Stories: “Don’t post about work often but I’ve just been offered a great role in a new Netflix drama. Can tell you how happy I am… Great start to 2022!”
It comes after Michael posed in front of a green screen in an anthracite three-piece suit in early March.
He wrote: “Good to be working on some green screen fun. #lovemyjob.”
Friends and fans responded to the comments, with Hollyoaks actress Natalie Anderson writing, “Why aren’t you getting older!!!”
Another fan agreed, writing, “You look amazing, you literally haven’t aged.”
A third wrote: “Sharply dressed man!!”
Michael appeared on EastEnders from 1998 to 2002, during which time his character Beppe was involved in a number of major storylines, from his tumultuous romance with Tiffany Mitchell (Martine McCutcheon) to his feud with Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp).
Beppe eventually left Walford after his mother suffered a heart attack and died. After selling the club to Phil and Sharon, he moved to Leicester to be with the rest of his family.
Last year, Michael welcomed his first child with girlfriend Helen Harris.
Michael posted a photo of his young son in his hospital bed and revealed his name is Gianluca Greco.
He said little Gianluca was born six weeks premature.
Gianluca, whose name is Italian and means gift of God, is currently being treated in the intensive care unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital
“My boy,” the TV star wrote alongside three blue love heart emojis. “Gianluca Greco. Born July 1, 2021. Weighs 4.47 pounds.
“The little man was born prematurely because previous scans failed to detect his rare birth defect called gastroschisis.”
Gastroschisis is when the intestines are outside of the baby’s body and other organs such as the stomach and liver can also be affected.
Michael continued, “The counselor suggested that it was best for him to be born early so that he could receive the care and attention he needed.
“He was born at University College of London Hospital @uclh. Your staff were extremely professional and the mother and baby could not have been in better hands.
“Dad was a bit emotional to say the least!
“Baby has already had his first surgery to replace his bowel where it belongs and is under the world’s best care from @greatormondst, where he will remain in intensive care for a while and most likely up to 6 weeks.
“My heart is already full and this is by far the best day of my life.
“I love you Gianluca more than I can ever imagine.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/eastenders-michael-greco-making-tv-26559936 EastEnders' Michael Greco is making a TV comeback after landing a role in Netflix drama