EASTENDERS star Adam Woodyatt has hinted he could return to the show but only if the show bosses ask him to come back.
Adam, 53, played Ian Beale on the square for 36 years before leaving the show last year.
The Legend of Walford is the BBC’s longest-serving character and the only main actor to appear continuously since his debut in 1985.
He took a break last year to tour with the stage play Look Good Dead.
But now the star has revealed that he could very well come back – if show bosses ask him to come back.
In one Interview with The Mirror“They had to come up with a plot, they had to ask me to come back,” Adam said.
He continued: “The timing has to be right for me to go back because I don’t know what else I’m going to do.”
Adam’s character was last seen in EastEnders in January in shock.
Ian flees the square in the middle of the night after discovering his wife Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) has poisoned him.
And it looks like the showrunners will most likely welcome his return.
A source told The Mirror: “Bosses want Adam back and are willing to pay – and he knows it. Ratings are taking a hit at the moment and they need a big boost like Ian Beale back. back to Walford.
“They’ve known for a long time that Danny wanted to leave but he’s still going to leave a huge hole in the show.”
Adam, who was on the latest I’m A Celeb, revealed to his campmates why he left the public role.
He told Frankie Bridge: “I just had another chance, this play came along and I just wanted to do something different.”
He later admitted the show’s bosses wanted his character to take a break.
“The storyline goes in a way, they need me to rest and the break just gets longer.”
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