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EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt shocks fans with dramatic weight loss

by Sharnaz Shahid

EastEnders fans were left shocked after noticing Adam Woodyatt's incredible weight loss transformation. The actor, who is famed for playing Walford businessman Ian Beale on popular the BBC soap, appeared on Thursday's episode of The One Show where he discussed his new fitness regime ahead of this weekend's London Marathon. Viewers took to Twitter in droves to reveal their surprise at the actor's new look, with one commenting: "Adam Woodyatt looks like a completely different bloke compared to Ian #skinny." Another shared: "Adam Woodyatt on #theoneshow has lost TONS of weight. How far ahead is Eastenders filmed?!" A third post read: "Omg Adam Woodyatt has lost weight!!"

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EastEnders' Adam Woodyatt surprised fans during Wednesday's One Show

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Adam, 48, appeared alongside his son Sam to talk about their preparation for the London Marathon, which they are both running on Sunday. The father-and-son duo are raising money for London Air Ambulance after Sam was left fighting for his life following a car accident last year. Speaking about the incident on his JustGiving page in September, Adam vowed to run the marathon. He said: "Thursday 29th September, Sam was crossing the road and got hit by a car. The London Air Ambulance responded, treated him at roadside, put him into an induced coma and took him to the Royal London Hospital."

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The star is famed for playing businessman Ian Beale on EastEnders

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He added: "I'm not going to go into all the details, that's Sam's business, but the operation to put him back together took five hours. Up until last Monday he was in a wheelchair, on Tuesday he started on crutches, yesterday, Friday 18th November, he was walking up a staircase unaided. His recovery has been amazing and we are going to continue with the original plan. In case you are wondering, I'm the tortoise, he's still going to be the hare."