EastEnders actor Adam Woodyatt looks unrecognisable in new selfie as fans joke the star resembles ‘homeless Ian Beale’
The actor, 54, posed for a quick Instagram update on Monday where he showed off his bushy beard in a scenic seaside snap.
Fans were quick to comment on Adam’s new appearance, likening him to his well-known character when he returned to Albert Square after living in an underpass.
EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt looked unrecognisable in a new selfie as fans joked that the star resembled his character Ian Beale – when he was homeless
Beneath the selfie, Adam penned: ‘I know, I look grumpy. Must remember to smile when I take a selfie.’
In the comments section, one fan quipped: ‘Look like homeless Ian again lol.’
‘He’s turning into Ian Beale’s character when he was homeless’, another noted.
Luckily, other followers complimented Adam on his ‘winter beard’ and added that he was ‘looking great.’
Oh dear: Fans were quick to comment on Adam’s new appearance, likening him to his well-known character when he returned to Albert Square after living in an underpass (in 2012)
The actor was a familiar face in Albert Square as he played the part of Ian Beale for 36 years before exiting the show in 2021.
Yet he accepted that his on-screen role will have caused his issues for his two children – Jessie, now 29, and Sam, 25 – who he shares with ex-wife Beverley.
Funny: In the comments section, one fan quipped: ‘Look like homeless Ian again lol’
Adam told The Daily Star: ‘You would have to ask them how going through school with Ian Beale as their father was. It can’t have been easy for them.
‘I did actually apologise for them once when I picked up an award. They must have gotten some stick at school.’
Since leaving Walford, The EastEnders veteran has been working hard on new projects, such as starring in the West End musical My Fair Lady.
Pastures new: Adam was a familiar face in Albert Square as he played the part of Ian Beale for 36 years before exiting the show in 2021 (pictured on the show)