EastEnders’ Adam Woodyatt offered cafe job ‘washing pots’ as Ian Beale role ends

Eastenders icon Adam Woodyatt revealed he could end up working with a different kind of soap after being offered a job in a local cafe.

The 53-year-old Ian Beale actor said he wanted to help out his pal who runs a cafe in Cambridge and joked he'd probably end up washing the pots.

Adam, a favourite on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here last year, told the Daily Star : "My friend Daniel Clifford has previously offered me a bit of time working in his kitchen at Midsummer House restaurant in Cambridge, so I might go and do that for a couple of weeks.

“Knowing Daniel, he will have me doing the washing up!”

Adam, who played the Ian Beale role from 1985, added: “I met him a few years ago at Pub in the Park and we struck up a friendship because we both like Star Wars.”

The actor has been working on stage shows since filming his final scenes on the legendary Walford show in January 2021.

And he recently revealed he had lost three stone through diet and exercise since taking a break from the BBC soap.

Speaking to The Mirror, Adam said: "Basically I gave up alcohol. That was the biggest change I made.

"With giving up alcohol, the weight drops off and because the weight dropped it was easier to cycle. So it was easier to stay fit."

Adam split with his ex-wife Beverley Sharp in 2020 following 22 years of marriage, and he has been living in a motorhome since.

After leaving Eastenders, he has been starred in a stage adoption of Looking Good Dead. It's not been confirmed if, or when, he will be returning to Walford.

Previously talking about the legendary role, Adam said: "I think as long as I live, I'm still going to be seen as Ian Beale.

"It doesn’t matter what I do, what else I do, where I go, Ian Beale is always going to be a part of my life."

Prior to his appearance on ITV hit show I'm A Celeb, Adam had already lost weight and, at the time, said the change to his health was simply down adjusting his diet, cycling and cutting out alcohol.

He said: "I feel 100 per cent better now. Until you actually stop drinking you don't realise how much it affects so many things. Now I just drink coffee because it tastes better.

“I had always liked cycling but as anybody who cycles knows, it's a lot easier if you are lighter. People will spend hundreds of pounds on shaving 10 grams off equipment, like lighter pedals."

He added: "With giving up alcohol, the weight drops off and because the weight dropped it was easier to cycle. So it was easier to stay fit.

“That's all it was. I'm just not really focused on it. I've not really made a big fuss about it. I just stopped drinking."

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