Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale on EastEnders, is a British actor.
During his time as the iconic and ever-changing Walford character Ian Beale on the BBC show, Adam Woodyatt has played everything from a loan shark to a property tycoon.
For 2021, the actor has announced that he’ll be taking on a new role as an I’m A Celeb Jungle camp-mate.
Everything you need to know about the celebrity is right here…
Adam Brinley Woodyatt was born on June 28, 1968, and made his acting debut in the BBC children’s drama The Baker Street Boys before taking over the role of Ian Beale in the now-iconic series.
Adam took a break from acting after The Baker Street Boys and worked as a butcher in Wales before returning to the screen for EastEnders.
He received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his portrayal of infamous character Ian Beale at the British Soap Awards in 2013, recognizing his longevity.
Woodyatt, on the other hand, is said to be ready to leave the show for good, hoping that his time in the jungle will kickstart a new chapter in his career.
Adam, as the show’s longest-serving cast member, is also one of the show’s highest-paid actors.
“BBC SALARIES (Soaps) Highest paid actor: Adam Woodyatt andamp; Danny Dyer: £200k-£249k,” Piers Morgan tweeted in July 2017.
Despite living in Albert Square for more than 30 years, Adam never expects his contract to be renewed, so it’s always a pleasant surprise when he is offered a new contract.
Aside from his day job, the actor has worked on the pantomime circuit for years, earning around £130,000 per show.
In November 2021, it was reported that Woodyatt had spent $100,000 on a new camper van.
The 52-year-old made her first appearance on EastEnders in 1985 and has since become the show’s longest-serving cast member.
Adam has played everything from a loan shark to a property tycoon for his role as Ian Beale, has been married four times, and has won five British Soap Awards.
Despite having appeared in over 2,000 episodes, Adam revealed that he despises having to stand “like a lemon” during the show’s famous “duff, duff, duff” moment.
Woodyatt married dancer Beverley Sharp on April 8, 1998, and the couple has two children, Jessica Jade and Samuel James.
The couple divorced in 2020 after 22 years of marriage.
The actor is said to have ended the relationship on his own, but sources claim there is no third party involved.
“Beverley was naturally very upset, as anyone would be in the circumstances,” a friend said.
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