EastEnders' Ian Beale actor Adam Woodyatt shows off dramatic lockdown weight lossby Buzz Contributor
The actor, who has played Ian Beale in Eastenders since 1985, was snapped stepping out of his BMW looking relaxed and happy before heading ran errands in Hertfordshire
EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt showed off his his slimmed down frame as he stepped out for a stroll following his dramatic lockdown weight loss.
The actor, 52, was seen stepping out of his BMW looking relaxed and happy yesterday sporting a teal polo shirt along with a pair of blue jeans and trainers, before running errands in Hertfordshire.
Adam's svelte frame comes after it was reported Adam is taking an extended break from the soap.
Adam, who has played Ian Beale the soap since 1985, split from his wife Beverley Sharp recently and was seen without his wedding ring for the first time.
The couple married in 1998 and have two grown-up children together, but Adam, 52, has been staying away from the family home for several months.
It’s understood the actor made the decision to leave the relationship, and sources insist there is no third party involved.
The couple separated in August of last year but it is thought that they have only now started telling friends about their decision.
A friend told The Sun that Beverley was "very upset" at the split but added that it's a "straightforward separation".
They said: "Nobody plans for these things and divorce is a difficult thing to get your head around but they have dealt with it quietly for several months and are now telling friends so it's less of a secret.
"They still get on well, and are keen to make sure they stay that way for the sake of their children – even though they are now grown up."
Adam's new-look comes after he previously admitted to being fat-shamed by EastEnders fans who saw him in person.
He told The Sun: "One of the best examples of somebody being rude is when we were at the BBC Good Food show.
"This woman looks at me and says, 'You’re fatter than you are on telly."'
Adam stole the show on This Morning in July as he appeared on a clip of Secrets From The Square with his on-screen mum Gillian Taylforth.
As the pair discussed their characters Ian and Kathy Beale, and their iconic moments on Albert Square, fans were left very distracted.
Adam was seen laughing with presenter Stacey Dooley in the preview for the next episode, but viewers were stunned by his dramatic weight loss.
This Morning soap host Sharon Marshall also noticed the difference, as she introduced the clip by explaining it looked like Adam, 52, had shed some weight.
He said: "Gillian Taylforth hasn't aged in a million years but Adam Woodyatt, I think, is looking very svelte, post-lockdown."