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Thursday 23rd May 2019

EastEnders' Adam Woodyatt to 'star on Celebrity Masterchef'

Adam's played cafe boss Ian Beale for 34 years

EastEnders veteran Adam Woodyatt is rumoured to be starring in the latest Celebrity Masterchef.

The actor, who has played Ian Beale on EastEnders since its first episode in 1985, would be following in the steps of his former soap co-star John Partridge, who won on the show last year.

And Adam should certainly be no stranger to the kitchen, as his Walford character now runs Kathy's Cafe and he's managed his own chip shop and restaurant in the past.

Adam runs Kathy's Cafe on EastEnders (BBC)

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What's more, he even has his own gin in real life. Restaurants and bars across the country stock NEAT London Dry gin, created by Adam and his wife Beverley.

His gin business could serve as a secret weapon on the cooking competition show, as celebrity chef Marco Pierre White stocks NEAT gin in his restaurants.

Ian is, of course, one of only three original EastEnders members to still be on the popular BBC soap.

Adam even has his own gin line "NEAT Gin"

Alongside Letitia Dean (Sharon Watts) and Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Beale), they are the only ones to have appeared in the programme since its first episode aired on February 19, 1985.

He's been playing Ian Beale on the soap since 1985 (BBC)

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According the The Mirror, other celebrities lined up for this year's edition of Celebrity Masterchef include Vicky Pattison, Dom Parker, Kellie Maloney, Dillian Whyte and Neil "Razor" Ruddock.

Celebrity Masterchef is set to air later this year.

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