We were so sad when we heard that Emmerdale hunk Adam Thomas was planning to quit the Dales.
But everyone has to spread their wings at some point.
And so the foxy fella has.
Today, the handsome I’m A Celebrity runner up has announced his amazing next role.
No, he’s not jetting off to Hollywood to star in the next superhero movie.
Nor has he landed a role in the upcoming reboot of 80s classic Dynasty.
Instead, Adam has revealed his next role will be in panto.
And better still, he will be reunited with his old Waterloo Road cast mate Denise Welch.
The pair will be teaming up for Jack and the Beanstalk in Newcastle this winter.
Adam will play the lead role, while Denise will be Mother Nature.
“I’m really looking forward to this. It’s a massive change for me,” Adam told Metro.co.uk about his new role.
“I’ve been in Emmerdale for eight years now and going from that straight onto stage is a huge leap!”
He added that leaving the soap will be hard for him as he’ll miss his mates.
“I’ll miss Emmerdale, the people are amazing down there but I just needed to do this after the jungle,” he said.
“The jungle pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me to just go for it.
“This year was the right time for me to leave, it’s going to be sad but right now I’m looking forward to the future.”
He also said that he was looking forward to working with former Loose Woman Denise again.
“Working with the legend Denise Welch will be amazing after first working with her 10 years ago.
“Now her character is my guidance in this show – almost like in real life really!’
Denise says she is just as excited about reuniting with her old pal.
“I’ve known Adam since he was knee-high to a grasshopper, we’ve always got on and he’s bound to bring this cheeky-chap persona to the stage,” she gushed.
“I’m really excited to be playing the Geordie funny fairy in my home town, Geordies love their own and I think with Adam not being a Geordie, along with a few of the other cast members, we can really play on that!’
The show will run from December 11th – 30th and you can get tickets from http://www.timessquarepanto.com/tickets/