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Entertainment I'm A Celeb's Adam Woodyatt discusses his EastEnders exit and why he took BBC soap break

02:33  01 december  2021
02:33  01 december  2021 Source:   ok.co.uk

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Adam Woodyatt explained why he left Eastenders on I ' m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! Adam starred as Walford' s resident baddie for 36 years until November 2020, when he had originally planned to take a break from the show. "I just had another opportunity, there was this play came up and I just fancied doing Adam , 53, was the BBC soap ’ s longest serving character and the only original cast member to have appeared continuously since its launch in 1985. His admission that he appeared on Eastenders until November, 2020 and he wasn't going back might come as a surprise to BBC bosses.

EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt made his way into I ' m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! as a late arrival alongside fellow soap actor Simon Gregson. The actor faced a double trial alongside Simon but the pair of them are now enjoying special privileges as the Lords of the castle. He had a short break from the programme in 2020 but was honoured in the 2013 British Soap Awards where he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for his portrayal of Ian Beale. In 2015 he turned to pantomime at Swindon’ s Wyvern Theatre where he played the Wicked Queen' s henchman in Snow White when he

EastEnders legend Adam Woodyatt discussed his impressive soap career on Tuesday's episode of ITV's I'm A Celebrity.

The actor, 53, is currently on a hiatus from the BBC One soap after playing Ian Beale since 1985 and he revealed the reason behind his break to his campmates.

It comes as I'm A Celebrity returned to TV screens on Tuesday (30 November) after Gwrych Castle was hit by Storm Arwen, resulting in "technical issues" and the contestants being removed from the camp.

During Tuesday's episode, both Adam and fellow campmate Coronation Street star Simon Gregson spoke about their impressive soap careers around the camp fire.

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I ' m A Celeb 2021: New arrival Adam Woodyatt rules out an EastEnders return because he ' s heading back to the stage after his Gwrych Castle stint. EastEnders ' Adam Woodyatt has revealed there are no plans to him to return to the soap , as he prepares to make a late arrival on I ' m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! The actor, best known for his role as Ian Beale, told MailOnline he ' s planning to return to the stage for his role in Looking Good Dead in the New Year, alongside his former co-star Laurie Brett.

I ' M A CELEB ' s latest newcomer Adam Woodyatt dropped a major revelation and hinted his contract with the BBC stopped him from appearing as a contestant. Since his first appearance on the drama in 1985, he has become the longest-serving member of the Eastenders cast. However, since taking a break from the soap last summer, Adam has taken on different roles including the theatre production, Looking Good Dead. Fans will soon see Adam back on screens as one of the latest newcomers appearing on I ’ m A Celebrity , which he revealed he would’ve done sooner.

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Adam, who recently revealed he has "no plans" for an Albert Square comeback anytime soon as he is on tour with Looking Good Dead until April 2022, said: "I started when I was 9. There was a kid in my class who went off and was doing commercials. My mum spoke to his mum, got the details, went round to this lady’s house in Leytonstone.

"She had a piano. She said, ‘Can you sing?’ Back then I could. Sang a few tunes and read a bit of a book. And that was Sylvia Young’s front room. Way, way before she had the school."

Frankie Bridge then asked: "What made you leave EastEnders Adam?"

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SHANE Richie has revealed that Adam Woodyatt planned to break I ’ m A Celebrity rules by collecting nettles from around the castle to make tea. But the actor – who is best mates with Adam and appeared on the show last year – had to warn him off it because he knows the nettles have been covered in insecticide. On last night' s show soap stars Adam and Simon Gregson made their debut in the castle, and took part in the Castle Scare Fair trial to win food for their new campmates. After a round where the actors had to manoeuvre sheep' s testicles from one tray to another using only their mouths

To which Adam admitted "I just had another opportunity. This play came up. I just fancied doing something different. The way the storyline is, they needed me to take a break. Yeah.. the break’s just got longer."

Ian Beale was last seen leaving the square after Sharon tried to murder him © BBC Ian Beale was last seen leaving the square after Sharon tried to murder him

Asked if he would ever do film, Adam replied: "I’m available as of April!"

It comes after the actor revealed he won't be returning to the BBC soap after I'm A Celebrity in an interview prior to his entrance on the ITV competition

Speaking to the Mirror and other publications, Adam was quizzed about whether he would return to EastEnders after I'm A Celebrity, to which he said: "So I literally come out of the castle whenever that is, have Christmas off and then we’re back into rehearsals because Laurie Brett’s taking over from Gaynor Faye.

"And then we’re doing that until the end of April. It’s been it’s been a lot of fun working and seeing [Laurie] again. It’s kind of bittersweet.

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EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt looked worlds apart from his Ian Beale character on Monday when he took to Instagram to update his followers on how much he ' s enjoying his holiday. The actor, 52, is currently on a 10-month sabbatical from playing Ian Beale in the BBC One soap after being a core member of the cast for 36 years. He told The Sun : 'I’ve got a motorhome ready for the tour so I won’t have to worry about staying in hotels or anything like that. 'But I’ve taken advantage of it and I ’ m currently in a field in Devon.'

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"I’m looking forward to Laurie coming in, I’m going to miss Gaynor because she’s been an absolute joy to work with. It’s been wonderful."

The star added on his decision to sign up: "Why have I finally said yes? Because I am not in EastEnders! That is the honest answer. I am not in contract with the BBC so I can come and do it.

"Everyone thinks I am Ian Beale and so it’s going to be great to show I am not."

Speaking further about potentially returning to EastEnders in the future, Adam said: "I will go with what happens. I might take the summer off and go and work at my mate’s restaurant when he does the pop up stalls at food festivals.

"I did it a couple of times this summer and I enjoyed it. But I am just now really looking forward to doing I’m A Celebrity. Programmes like this were a blessed relief during the lockdowns last year and I can’t wait to go in.”

Adam filmed his final scenes for EastEnders in November 2020, reflecting on the past year, the actor listed off all the experiences he has had so far.

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