Adam Woodyatt has confessed he loved the “escape from reality” on I’m A Celebrity following the end of his marriage to ex-wife Beverley Sharp
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Adam Woodyatt says I’m A Celebrity provided a much-needed “escape from reality” after his marriage split.
The EastEnders actor was married to his wife Beverley Sharp since 1998 and the pair share two grown-up children – Jessica and Sam together, but they decided to go their separate ways back in summer of 2019.
He had previously described his time in the castle as a “new start” and now he has shared how going on the ITV show was an “escape from reality” for him and he’d be back there in a heartbeat if he could as he loved it so much.
Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, he said: “It was just an escape from reality. You left the world behind, it was peace and quiet. There wasn’t anything they threw at me that I couldn’t do. I love it.”
His fellow campmate Richard Madeley – who was hosting Good Morning Britain alongside Susanna Reid – asked if he’d ever consider returning to the castle and Adam said he would do so in a heartbeat.
“I’d be back in there next week if I could,” he told the breakfast show’s hosts.
Adam left the castle just days before the end of the programme and he was in tears at the time as he discussed the “new start” he had experienced with hosts Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly.
Asked if his time in the castle has helped him turn his life around, he began, “A bit. I looked at it as…” before pausing and trying not to tear up. Composing himself, he added: “Ooh you got me you bugger.
“I’d looked at it as if it was going to be a new start. There’s a lot of stuff still going on. Mentally, I’ve sorted myself out. My head was in the right place going in there which is why I’ve loved it so much.”
The soap stalwart admitted he was nervous about going on the show as he’s spent his lifetime reading off scripts.
“I’ve spent 36 years with a script,” he said, “I’m not like Simon. He’s just naturally funny, I need somebody to play off which was Simon. We kind of knew each other from before and it helped – but everyone has been amazing.”
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