The actor is currently one of 11 campmates from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and has been polled by others as to why he left such a popular role.
Adam played the role of Walford’s resident villain for 36 years until November 2020, when he originally planned to take a break from the series.
“I just got another chance, there was this piece and I wanted to do something different,” Adam told Frankie Bridge.
He then revealed that the show’s bosses wanted his character to take a break, which he saw as a chance to leave.
“The way the story unfolded, they needed me to take a break and the breaks got longer. “
Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox then asked Adam whether or not he would like to try his hand at the movies.
“I’m available from April,” the star joked.
Adam also told his campmates how he got his start in comedy when his mother asked the mother of another classmate who was working to do TV commercials.
He then began the occasional tutorship with iconic drama teacher Sylvia Young, “well, well, long before she had her acting school.”
“Looking back, that’s where my love affair with the theater began,” beaming Adam said in the Bush Telegraph.
“No school, on TV, get paid, the job is done! “
Adam, 53, was the longest-serving character on the BBC soap opera and the only original actor to have appeared continuously since its launch in 1985.
His admission that he appeared on Eastenders until November 2020 and that he would not be returning could come as a surprise to BBC bosses.
They weren’t sure if he would come back after his hiatus, and the heads of I’m A Celeb offered him a great deal to be on their show.
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