Home and Away spoilers follow.
Home and Away star Luke Jacobz has told Digital Spy that he was pleased by the mixed reaction Angelo Rosetta received when his shock return was announced.
After nine years away from the Bay, Angelo is now back in the police force as a detective and will do anything he can to solve the mystery of Ross's death.
While Angelo is determined to see justice served, Home and Away fans know that he has his own dark history too – having accidentally killed Jack Holden in 2008.
Speaking to Digital Spy about the fan reaction to Angelo's comeback, Luke laughed: "It's been pretty good actually! People like hating Angelo. He wasn't the most popular character and that's fine because of the history of the show and all the people that he upset.
"I think the majority of the responses have been positive, but then I've also had some people going: 'Why are you back in the Bay, you shouldn't be there! You killed Jack!'
"So there's been a mixture, but I love those kinds of responses, I think they're great! You can't have a show where you love everyone. There's got to be someone you don't like, and I know that there are fans out there that aren't going to like Angelo being back again – he's a bit mean!"
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Asked whether Angelo could ever relate to Colby's situation due to his own troubled past, Luke replied: "Angelo has a history with the accidental killing of Jack Holden. I think the idea of the accident taking the police force away from Angelo would have completely destroyed him, as his whole life is being a cop.
"He loves doing it, he loves doing the right thing. With the accidental killing of Jack Holden, he's completely filled with guilt and regret, but he's back on the force because he wants to stop any of that happening again to anyone else.
"Yes, there has been a history with Colby and Ross, and Bella and Ross, and they are extremely protective of each other, but that doesn't give them the right to be able to choose somebody else's fate."
Angelo's return also touches on his history with the Braxton family. Next week's UK-pace episodes see Angelo spot Colby's River Boy tattoos when they cross paths at the beach, which makes him even more suspicious of his fellow cop.
Luke explained: "My return to Home and Away came about as there was an investigation that needed to happen in the Bay.
"It involves some River Boys, so I think the best choice would be to have a police officer that had it in for the River Boys, and there's only one cop in the history of Summer Bay that really has it in for them as much as Angelo Rosetta! It was a perfectly timed return.
"I'd thought about returning many times and said: 'I wonder if they would?' Because I didn't die so there's always been the opportunity, but you can never prepare for it. I honestly never thought the phone call would come, but I was incredibly thrilled when it did.
"Angelo is a lot more direct and to the point now. He's matured a lot. He has a more senior role now and the more senior role means it's more serious incidences that he's investigating.
"His job is more serious, his life is more serious, his world is more serious. I don't think he's the fun, jovial cop that he used to be. He's been through quite a bit now, so he takes his world a lot more seriously than he used to."
Asked how suspicious Angelo is over Colby's secret, Luke confirmed: "More so than anybody else could be. Angelo has been a cop for such a long time and when he had to give up his badge that absolutely destroyed him.
"Now that he's back in the more senior detective role that he's in, he's more determined and sadly it doesn't matter who gets in his way and he'll brush off anyone in order to get the result that he's after.
"Angelo is suspicious of Colby from the get-go because on paper, he was the last person to see Ross alive, so there's a break in the timeline that doesn't make sense.
"Angelo is a pretty good cop and when he sees this, he doesn't just brush over it. It's a piece of the puzzle that can't be left there. He's going to turn over every stone, ask the people that don't want to be asked and ask them again. He's not going to stop just because someone says an answer.
"If Angelo doesn't like it, he's going to find out why. There's a reason why he doesn't like it, particularly when he finds out Colby is a River Boy, he just sees red!"
Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia).
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