Ian Beale is headed for I'm A Celeb

Legendary EastEnders actor Adam Woodyatt has reportedly signed up for I'm A Celeb 2021.

Ian Beale is headed for I'm A Celeb
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I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! may have just scored an incredible campmate as it's rumoured that Ian Beale actor Adam Woodyatt has agreed to take part in the upcoming series. Adam is currently on an extended break from EastEnders and not expected to return to the soap until next year.

Adam Woodyatt for I'm A Celeb 2021

A source who spoke to The Sun said:

Adam was a big target for the casting team — he is a soap legend and is certain to be a huge hit with fans. But they knew they might have their work cut out because he has been quite reticent to do interviews or reality TV shows in recent years… So it’s a huge coup to have reached this point, and everyone is very excited about having him on the show. He’s a brilliant addition.

Adam is currently starring in the UK stage tour of Looking Good Dead which is set to run into next year. However there are no performances scheduled for November or December - which seems to free Adam up perfectly for a stint in Gwrych Castle before starting up again in January.

I'm A Celeb 2021 line-up

The rest of the I'm A Celeb 2021 line-up is yet to be announced but several more stars have been rumoured. Last week it was reported that Richard Madeley had signed a £200,000 deal to appear on the show. Drag Race UK star Cheryl Hole and former BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin are among the other rumoured names.

And there could well be a Walford reunion within the walls of Gwrych Castle this November as Adam's former co-star Jake Wood has also been heavily rumoured to have signed up for I'm A Celeb 2021. Jake played Ian's frenemy Max Branning on EastEnders so it would be fascinating for fans to see how they get on in real life.