Addictionist Adam Woodyatt quits drinking because his liver is ‘taking a bit of a hammer’

Adam Woodyatt has lost three stone since quitting drinking during the coronavirus lockdown and the concerned cyclist says the weight loss has made it easier for him to ride his bike

Adam Woodyatt says he gave up alcohol after his liver'worked like a hammer'
Adam Woodyatt says he gave up alcohol after his liver ‘worked like a hammer’

EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt has confessed that he decided to give up alcohol because doctors warned his liver was “suffering a bit of a hammer”.

The actor, 53, played fan favorite Ian Beale on the BBC One soap opera for 36 years before leaving the show last year – and it’s unclear if he will ever return.

He continued to introduce about I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! where he finished in sixth place, leaving Gwrych Castle alongside Olympic gold medalist Matty Lee.

Celebrities often lose weight on the hit ITV show but Adam’s journey began long before he was approached by producers to enter the Welsh castle.

Adam played Ian Beale on Eastenders for 36 years



Speaking on the podcast The Nightcap, Adam said: “It was a health issue (why he gave up alcohol.) I was hospitalized with stomach problems and they pointed out that my liver could be the problem. working a little bit.

“They said, ‘Give your liver a break for six weeks, we’ll do some tests.’ Then Covid happened and six weeks became 12 weeks.

“And I thought, ‘You know what – I cracked this, I don’t miss it, I’d better not have it’ and I thought, ‘That’s it! “

“I wouldn’t say never again, but I don’t drink now and I’m fine.

“But I still enjoy smelling it, especially the rum. I’m not very good with whiskey.”

Adam has lost three stone since drinking during the coronavirus lockdown.

The actor is a keen cyclist and he admits that less weight means he can enjoy his hobby for longer and now drinks nothing stronger than coffee after adopting the approach. new life.

Speaking to the Mirror last month, he said: “I’ve basically given up alcohol. That’s the biggest change I’ve made.

Adam lost three stones due to cutting wine



Concerned cyclist says he can maintain his fitness more easily after losing weight


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“With quitting alcohol, the weight goes down, and as the weight goes down, cycling becomes easier. So it’s easier to stay in shape, too.

“That’s all. I just don’t really focus on it. I really don’t make a fuss about it. I just stopped drinking.”

He added: “At this point in my life, yes, I’m pretty happy not to drink. And as a result I’ve lost about 3 stones.

“I’ve always loved cycling but as any cyclist knows, it’s a lot easier if you’re lighter. People will spend hundreds of pounds shaving off 10 grams of equipment, such as lighter pedals.

“Just lose weight and your body will be 10 pounds lighter.”

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