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EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt separated from wife last year

The actor plays Ian Beale in the BBC soap.

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Adam Woodyatt separated from his wife last year, a spokesman for the EastEnders star has said.

The actor, who plays Ian Beale, reportedly married dancer Beverley Sharp in 1998 and they have two children together.

The pair separated in August 2019.

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A spokesman for the actor asked that Woodyatt and his family’s privacy is respected.

It has previously been reported that the actor is taking a break from EastEnders.

The 52-year-old was one of the original characters in the soap when it launched 35 years ago.

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A statement from a spokesman for Woodyatt said: “Beverley and Adam separated in August 2019 and we ask that the family’s privacy is respected.”

EastEnders is off air until September 7 after filming of the BBC soap was paused due to coronavirus.

Production of the soap resumed in June.

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