EastEnders' Adam Woodyatt Has Left House And Moved Into A Motorhome
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EastEnders actor Adam Woodyatt has revealed he’s swapped his house in favour of a £100,000 motorhome.
The 53-year-old, who is best known for having playing Ian Beale on the BBC soap for the past 38 years, bought his Burstner motorhome for a theatre tour of Looking Good Dead last year as an alternative to living out of hotels.
Following his stint on the road, the BBC star admitted he has no plans to go back to his London home because he loves his house on wheels so much.
Speaking to The Daily Star, Woodyatt said: "Because of Covid I thought: ‘I don’t really want to be staying in hotels all the time and just living out of a suitcase’. I wanted to enjoy it more.
"So I had a chat with Shane Richie – because he has a motorhome for whenever his band are on tour, except he doesn’t let anyone else drive it other than him.
"I just thought it’s probably the best way of doing it: I’ve got all my stuff with me, I can cycle from wherever I park in the motorhome to the theatre... this will work,” he told White Wine Question Time podcast.
"I got the motorhome before the tour started, because I thought I’d need to learn how to do everything.
"Literally after two days, because my daughter was with me at the time, I phoned her up and said, 'Jess, when are you moving to America?'.
"She said, 'July, Dad'. I said, 'Ok: make sure you clear your room out because it won’t be here when you get back. I’m enjoying living in the motor home so much I think I’m going to stick to it'.
"And I have – it’s now been 14, 15 months I’ve been doing it, and I’m absolutely loving it. I have no plans to move out. It’s a completely different way of life, and it suits my life at the moment."
Woodyatt, the longest-serving actor on Albert Square, said his new home has helped him realise how little he needs and most of his life is 'in storage' as a result.
He added: "Most of my life is in storage. I’ve got my coffee machine, my iPad, computer, my phone, my fishing gear, all my cooking equipment, and I’ve got my bike – and that’s pretty much it."
Woodyatt's new home comes almost two years after he split from his wife, Beverley Sharp, following 22 years of marriage.
The couple have two children together daughter Jessica, 29, and son Samuel, 25.
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