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EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt quits alcohol and loses three stone amid health issue
EastEnders and most recently took part in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! The actor has revealed in a new interview that he was told by doctors he needed to give up drinking after he suffered a stomach issue, which pushed him to shed an incredible three stone.Adam admitted in his interview that due to his drinking habits his "liver was taking a hammering", leading doctors to give him a stern warning.He said: "I went into hospital with a stomach issue and they pointed out my liver was probably taking a bit of a hammering."They said, 'Look, give your liver a rest for six weeks, we’ll do some tests'.Then Covid happened and six weeks became 12 weeks."And I thought, 'Do you know what — I’ve cracked this, I don’t miss it, I'm better off without it'."He continued: "With giving up alcohol, the weight drops off and because the weight drops off it was earlier to cycle, so it was easier to stay fit", Adam told The Sun.The former EastEnders star did however admit that this doesn't mean he will be giving up booze forever, but at the moment he is "quite happy not drinking".Recently, Adam slammed EastEnders bosses for turning Ian Beale into a "sociopath" on the show.He claimed that due to this, his character had become "very unpopular" due to his "rude" ways.Adam joined the soap in 1985 and quit in January last year.Ian hit rock bottom on the soap in 2020 when he split from his long-term wife Jane, played by Laurie Brett.Speaking to Kate Thornton on her podcast White Wine Question Time, Adam admitted: "The character evolved. If you think back in the 80s, he was a spotty, teenage kid."He was getting bullied at school, his dad wanted him to do boxing."It's been a very, very long journey.
'Lifetime of hurt and rejection' EastEnders' Adam Woodyatt on son becoming an actor
EastEnders actor Adam Woodyatt spoke out about how he reacted to his son Sam telling him he wanted to be an actor too.The soap star told Kate Thornton about his honesty toward Sam during a conversation on her podcast White Wine Question Time.Expressing his relief that his son turned out to be good at acting, Adam admitted that he would tell him the truth if he believed otherwise to avoid “a lifetime of hurt and rejection”.Adam began: “Sam’s going to end up following in my footsteps and end up acting, I think.“He’s actually quite good. It wasn’t a case of me looking at him going, ‘Oh, yeah, go into acting’, and thinking, ‘You’re never going to succeed’.“It was actually, ‘You’ve got a chance, you can manage it.’“If I didn’t think he was good enough I probably would have told him because otherwise he’d just be destined for a lifetime of hurt and rejection.”Speaking about Sam's acting education, Adam added: “He’s picking up little bits of work here and there.“He needs to go get some training, which he is currently applying for.“But he’s been picking up bits of work without the training, so… a bit like I did, I never had any training.”Adam had been portraying Ian Beale from 1985, before quitting the show in 2021.Ian was last seen in Walford in January 2021 after discovering Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) had been plotting to kill him.Speaking about his exit from EastEnders, Adam said: “It will have been a year since I was last in EastEnders by the time I go in.“I’ve enjoyed my time so much.
Coronation Street and Eastenders stars Simon Gregson and Adam Woodyatt set for makeover in ITV show
Coronation Street favourite Simon Gregson, fitness icon Mr Motivator, Love Island star Chris Hughes, member of pop band Union J and I’m A Celebrity runner up George Shelley, soap star Adam Woodyatt and England rugby player Joe Marler “unleashing their drag alter-egos as they attempt to go head to head to be crowned the winning Queen. ” READ MORE: EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison says her son's dad disowned him after he came out as gay Video: Coronation Street Slang term in Max's messages cause confusion with viewers (Manchester Evening News)Miniature railway suffers £20k worth of damage after thieves steal trackDominic Raab: PM won confidence vote 'very clearly'England fans gather in Munich, GermanySale man witnessed carrying a gun jailed after foot chase in HarpurheyDavide Sanclimenti enters the Love Island villaBoris Johnson survives Tory leadership confidence voteLove Island Series 8 Meet PaigeAbandoned bags strewn across Manchester Airport on SundayPlatinum Jubilee Pageant parades past Buckingham PalaceTory MPs trigger Boris Johnson vote of confidenceSharon Osbourne reveals the secret to her 40-year relationship with Ozzy OsbourneCommuter carries pigeon in his hood on Manchester tramPM Boris Johnson to face no confidence vote on MondayAxel Blake crowned Britain's Got Talent 2022 winner Hosted by “drag superfan” Lorraine Kelly, the judging panel will be made up of Spice Girl Melanie C, stand up comedian Rob Beckett, international drag artist and Celebrity Big Brother winner, Courtney Act and Everybody’s talking about Jamie’s Layton Williams.