EastEnders Ian Beale legend Adam Woodyatt lands new job with mega salary

Former EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt could reportedly pocket up to £3,500 a night playing a dustman dad.

The 54-year-old, who played Ian Beale in the Walford soap, is to star in a stage version of My Fair Lady and could land £500,000 in total.

Adam will play Eliza Doolittle’s dustman father Alfred in 158 shows over nine months at up to £3,500 a time.

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He is set to appear alongside singers Charlotte Kennedy and opera singer Lesley Garrett, 67, in a UK tour after a run in London’s West End.

Charlotte is Eliza, famously played by Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn in the My Fair Lady film in 1964.

An industry insider said Adam, who appeared on I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2021, will be on £2,000 a show, rising with ticket sales.

At 70 per cent capacity he’ll get another £750, and another bonus at 85 per cent.

The source said: “Adam’s a big name so there’s no reason ticket sales won’t be buoyant.

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“It’s a good deal for him. Theatre work’s hard but rewarding – and a lot more fun than the day-to-day slog of filming a soap.

"If the tour goes well he could become a stage star.”

Adam, who broke from his wife Beverley Sharp, 57, in 2020, played Ian Beale for more than 30 years.


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