EastEnders’ Adam Woodyatt reveals he gave up alcohol and lost three stone


‘My liver was taking a hammering!’ EastEnders’ Adam Woodyatt reveals he gave up alcohol and lost THREE stone due to doctor’s advice

EastEnders actor Adam Woodyatt has revealed that he gave up alcohol when doctor’s explained that his ‘liver was taking a hammering,’ on Saturday. 

The soap star, 53, who is known for playing Ian Beale, also managed to drop three stone after quitting booze after suffering from a ‘stomach issue’.

Speaking to The Sun, Adam said: ‘I went into hospital with a stomach issue and they pointed out my liver was probably taking a bit of a hammering.’

'My liver was taking a hammering': EastEnders' Adam Woodyatt, 53, revealed he gave up alcohol due to doctor's advice and lost three stone on Saturday

‘My liver was taking a hammering’: EastEnders’ Adam Woodyatt, 53, revealed he gave up alcohol due to doctor’s advice and lost three stone on Saturday

He continued: ‘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.”‘

Adam, who left EastEnders in January last year, added that whilst he doesn’t miss it for the moment, he does still enjoy the smell of rum. 

Different man: The soap star, who is known for playing Ian Beale, also managed to drop three stone after quitting booze after a 'stomach issue' led to the lifestyle change

Bye Beale: He has been embracing a healthier lifestyle

Different man: The soap star, who is known for playing Ian Beale, also managed to drop three stone after quitting booze after a ‘stomach issue’ led to the lifestyle change

According to The Mirror the keen cyclist revealed that he now drinks nothing stronger than coffee. 

He said: ‘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’. 

But Adam went on to admit that he hasn’t turned his back on booze forever, adding: ‘But at this point in my life, yeah, I’m quite happy not drinking. And the result is I’ve lost three stone in weight’.

Lifestyle changes: Adam, who left EastEnders in January last year, added that whilst he doesn't miss it for the moment, he does still enjoy the smell of rum (Pictured in May 2022)

 Lifestyle changes: Adam, who left EastEnders in January last year, added that whilst he doesn’t miss it for the moment, he does still enjoy the smell of rum (Pictured in May 2022)

‘Until you stop drinking you don’t realise how much it affects so many things. Now I just drink coffee’.

Recently Adam slammed EastEnders bosses, claiming they shouldn’t have turned his character Ian Beale into a ‘sociopath’.

The actor, admitted the businessman was ‘very unpopular’ with viewers due to his ‘forthright’ and ‘quite rude’ ways, going so far as to say he was a ‘narcissist’.

Having played the role since its first ever episode in 1985, he quit the BBC soap last year and has now said producers should have ‘gone in a different direction’.

'They should've chosen other directions to go in!' Recently Adam slammed EastEnders bosses, claiming they shouldn't have turned his character Ian Beale into a 'sociopath'

‘They should’ve chosen other directions to go in!’ Recently Adam slammed EastEnders bosses, claiming they shouldn’t have turned his character Ian Beale into a ‘sociopath’

Despite being introduced as ‘a spotty, teenage kid who got bullied at school’, Ian’s downfall came after splitting from his wife Jane (Laurie Brett) for good in 2020.

Adam told Kate Thornton on her White Wine Question Time podcast: ‘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. But don’t get me wrong, I don’t always think that some of the changes were right.

‘Maybe they should’ve chosen other directions to go but they weren’t my decisions. They were stuff the bosses chose.

‘Did it make Ian unpopular? Yeah, at times. He was quite forthright and quite rude to everyone, even people he loved.’ 

Furious: Having played the role since its first episode in 1985, he quit the BBC soap last year and has now said producers should have 'gone in a different direction' (pictured in-character)

Furious: Having played the role since its first episode in 1985, he quit the BBC soap last year and has now said producers should have ‘gone in a different direction’ (pictured in-character)

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