All about I’m A Celebrity star and EastEnders legend Adam Woodyatt

EastEnders actor Adam Woodyatt entered the I’m A Celebrity castle on Thursday where he and Simon Gregson became Lords of the castle

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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.

Entering a few days after the other campmates, it isn’t known how long the two will be Lords with the others waiting on them hand and foot.

Adam seemed to get stuck into his first trial which involved plenty of critters and even an eating segment.

But who was Adam before he entered the ITV show?

Adam entered the Welsh Castle a few days into the show

Adam is best known for his role in EastEnders


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Early life

Adam was born on June 28, 1968 in Walthamstow and then grew up in East London.

The 53 year old was educated at Forest School in Epping forest where he was in classes with comedy writer Sharat Sardana and cricket captain Nasser Hussain.

He also went to the Sylvia Young Theatre School and the Llanidloes High School in Wales.


Adam’s acting career began aged just 13 when he appeared on stage at the National Theatre in the play On The Razzle.

Following his training at the Sylvia Young Theatre School he then appeared in the BBC’s children’s drama series The Baker Street Boys in 1983.

However, after this he briefly put his acting career on hold when he became a butcher in Wales for a short while.

Adam is now one of the ‘Lords’ in the castle



It was after this that he joined the BBCEastEnders cast in 1985, just expecting to stay a year but is now the longest serving actor on the show alongside Jane Slaughter who plays Tracey in the show.

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 said: “I absolutely love performing in front of an audience as it’s so different to camera – I love the reaction of the audience.”

Adam is a keen photographer which is a hobby he took up when he was just 13 and in 2008, he won the Architectural Photographer of the Year Award of The Societies of Photographers with a picture he took at St Pancras, where he was filming EastEnders.

Adam recently split from his wife of two decades


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Personal life

On April 8, 1998, the star married dancer Beverley Sharp in a private ceremony at Disney World in Florida.

The couple have two children together and lived in Southam in Warwickshire which was 72 miles from the EastEnders studios.

However it was revealed this year that Adam and Beverly separated in 2019 after more than 20 years of marriage.

Adam often fundraises for charity including after his dad died from cancer aged 58. He has since raised money for various cancer research initiatives.

In January 2019, it was announced that he would be running the London Marathon with some of his EastEnders co-stars for a Dementia campaign in honour of his former co-star Barbara Windsor.

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