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I’m A Celebrity: Why did Adam Woodyatt split from his wife after 22 years?

EastEnders star Adam split from his wife of 22 years before he quit the hit BBC soap

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EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt may have enjoyed life back at Castle Gwrych, but while the I’m A Celebrity star is doubtless on a high, it seems his estranged wife isn’t so happy.

There are even more storms for Adam to face when he returns home, as his marriage split from Beverley, seems to have turned toxic.

Adam and Beverley, 56, announced their separation in August 2020, following 22 years of marriage.


The couple share two grown-up children together and the split came after it was alleged that 53-year-old Adam had moved out of their home.

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The split seemed to be fairly amicable at the beginning.

A source told The Sun at the time: “Beverley was naturally very upset, as anybody would be in the circumstances. But these things happen and it’s a straightforward separation.

“Nobody plans for these things and divorce is a difficult thing to get your head around. But they have dealt with it quietly for several months. They 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 Woodyatt makes triumphant return to camp ITV I'm A Celebrity
Lord Adam made a joyful return to camp (Credit: ITV)

But, according to reports, the split has become messy since Adam took a place in the ITV show.

Recently, The Sun reported that Beverley was left furious after Adam, who’s played Ian Beale in EastEnders since the show launched in 1985, splashed out on a motorhome.

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The vehicle is believed to be in the region of £100,000 and Beverley has reportedly told friends that she’s struggling for money.

A source told the publication that Adam had spared no expense and that Beverley wouldn’t be happy because she’s struggling.

And the news that Adam, who quit the BBC One soap in January, has pocketed a huge £250,000 from his appearance on I’m A Celeb, hasn’t made her very happy either.

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Former dancer Beverley was spotted waiting for a train after The Sun reported she was surviving on food parcels from her friends and family.

A pal said: “She has really struggled financially and relied on food donations on occasion recently from family and friends.”

Adam Woodyatt makes triumphant return to camp ITV I'm A Celebrity
Lord Adam made a joyful return to camp (Credit: ITV)

Has Adam Woodyatt or his wife spoken about the split?

Beverley has kept a dignified silence over the split, not even commenting on it on her social media pages.

Adam appeared to allude to it earlier tonight, though (December 11).

He told I’m A Celebrity hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly after he was eliminated: “Everyone in there’s just been brilliant. I’ve had a fantastic time.”

They then asked why he signed up, and Adam admitted tearfully: “You’ve got me there.”

Taking a breath, he added: “I’d looked at it as a new start.”

The emotional star said: “But a lot of stuff is still going on.”

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