EastEnders’ Adam Woodyatt addresses if he will return as Ian Beale

STRICT EMBARGO - NO USAGE BEFORE 22:00 GMT, 24 Nov 2021 - EDITORIAL USE ONLY Mandatory Credit: Photo by Kieron McCarron/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (12616623v) Late Entries - Adam Woodyatt 'I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!' TV Show, Series 21, Show 4, Gwrych Castle, Wales, UK - 24 Nov 2021
Adam took part in last year’s series of I’m A Celebrity (Picture: ITV)

EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt has been speaking about whether he’d return to the soap as Ian Beale.

Ian was last seen in Walford back in January 2021. He departed life in Albert Square after Sharon (Letitia Dean) discovered he was responsible locking Dennis in a room on a party boat before his death.

Convinced Dennis would still be alive if Ian hadn’t locked him in, Sharon set about planning revenge, poisoning Ian’s dinner in the hope of killing him.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 15/12/2020 - Programme Name: EastEnders - September-December 2020 - TX: 15/12/2020 - Episode: Eastenders - September-December 2020 - 6182 (No. 6182) - Picture Shows: A letter arrives at The Vic for Ian but it???s not the Get Well Soon card he might have been expecting instead he finds a bullet??? but who wants to pull the trigger? ***HOLD BACK TILL DAY OF TX TUESDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2020*** Ian Beale (ADAM WOODYATT) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes
Ian was last seen in Walford back in January 2021 (Picture: BBC)

Away from his role as Ian Beale, Adam was seen on our screens last year as part of the I’m A Celebrity cast.

On Sunday (January 9), Adam appeared on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and obviously, it wasn’t long until topic of conversation turned to his iconic character and whether he’d reprise the role.

‘I don’t know. It’s not just my decision to make, it’s also EastEnders. I left because of the way the storyline was going, because Ian needed to go. Not me going, “I want to leave”, or them saying, “you’re going!” that was the storyline’.

Travelling around the UK in a campervan, Adam is certainly enjoying himself as he explained to Simon Rimmer and Miquita Oliver.

‘I’m having the time of my life! I’m having a fantastic time! They’ve got to come up with a storyline, they’ve got to ask me to go back, the timing has got to be right for me to go back because I don’t know what else I’m going to be doing’.

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