Adam Woodyatt has warned soap fans that Ian Beale may never return to EastEnders while enjoying his 10-month sabbatical from the show.
The actor, 53, who is the longest running cast member on the soap having started 36 years ago in 1985, has been touring around the UK in his £93,000 motorhome while also starring in the play Looking Good Dead.
Speaking to Metro, he revealed: ‘I won’t be going back until this time next year at the absolute earliest. I’m committed to touring with Looking Good Dead until the end of October. I’m then going to America because my daughter is getting married.
Not going back? Adam Woodyatt, 53, has warned soap fans that Ian Beale may never return to EastEnders while enjoying his 10-month sabbatical from the show
‘Then hopefully we’re going to pick the tour up and do some of the venues that were originally planned but that we hadn’t managed to get to. That’s likely to be January to April. And EastEnders might not want me back!’
Since leaving the show, Adam bought an expensive home on wheels from vehicle company Bürstner.
The soap star enjoys a whole range of mod cons in his motorhome including underfloor heating, leather sofas, and mood lighting, The Mirror reports.
Adam’s motorhome boasts a chic and modern interior with wood and white panelling that keeps the vehicle feeling spacious and light.
Big spender: Adam Woodyatt (pictured in his role as Ian Beale) spent a staggering £93k on his home on wheels, according to the vehicle company Bürstner
The luxurious motorhome typically retails for £93,000, according to the spokesperson for Bürstner, but fans can also get their hands on secondhand models for between £75,000 and £80,000.
As well as atmospheric mood lighting and comfy white leather sofas, Adam can also relax after a long day exploring nature in a full-size double bed.
Taking all weathers into consideration, the soap star is also protected by a state of the art roof that can effortlessly withstand hail.
Adam revealed earlier this year that he purchased the motorhome to use as a base ahead of starting a touring play.
Kitted out: The soap star enjoys a whole range of mod cons in his motorhome including underfloor heating, leather sofas, and mood lighting
And although the play has been pushed back several times, Adam has ensured to make the most of the situation and been enjoying trips in the vehicle.
He told The Sun: ‘I’ve got a motorhome ready for the tour so I won’t have to worry about staying in hotels or anything like that.
‘But I’ve taken advantage of it and I’m currently in a field in Devon.’
Adam is currently in the midst of his soap break, eight months after he announced in August that he had split from Beverley Sharp, his wife of 22 years.
The couple reportedly separated in August of 2019, but it is thought that they have only started telling friends about their decision last summer.
A friend told The Sun that Beverley was ‘very upset’ at the split but added that it’s a ‘straightforward separation’.
Comfy: As well as atmospheric mood lighting and comfy white leather sofas, Adam can also relax after a long day exploring nature in a full-size double bed
They said: ‘Nobody plans for these things and divorce is a difficult thing to get your head around 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 and Beverley have been married since 1998 and have two children – Jessica, 27, and Samuel, 23.
A spokesperson for the actor said at the time: ‘Beverley and Adam separated in August last year and we ask that the family’s privacy is respected.’
MailOnline contacted Adam’s representative for a comment at the time.
Time out: Adam is currently in the midst of his soap break, eight months after he announced in August that he had split from Beverley Sharp, his wife of 22 years