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Adam Woodyatt looks upbeat as he arrives for work… amid claims he earned £1.2million last year

He reportedly raked in an impressive £1.2million in lockdown, while his ex-wife Beverley struggled for cash. 

And Adam Woodyatt looked in high spirits as he arrived at the Theatre Royal in Bath on Wednesday where he is starring in an adaptation of Peter James’ crime drama  Looking Good Dead with Gaynor Faye. 

The EastEnders star, 53, beamed while he strolled to the stage door in black trainers,  jeans, and a designer cycle T-shirt by Rapha, ahead of his matinee performance. 

Chipper: Adam Woodyatt looked in high spirits as he arrived at the Theatre Royal in Bath on Wednesday in jeans and a designer cycle T-shirt by Rapha

Adam seemed chipper as he walked to work and smiled at onlookers in the laidback outfit and rainbow-strapped smart watch. 

He sported long salt and pepper stubble and wore his hair in a new side-swept style for the outing. 

The soap star’s latest project sees his character Tom Bryce inadvertently become witness to a vicious murder, which places his own life in chaos and family in jeopardy.   

Adam’s return to the stage comes amid reports that he raked in an impressive £1.2million in lockdown, while his estranged wife Beverley currently owes his company £195,447.

Business: Adam'a return to stage comes after he reportedly raked in an impressive £1.2million in lockdown, while his estranged wife Beverley currently owes his company £195,447

Business: Adam’a return to stage comes after he reportedly raked in an impressive £1.2million in lockdown, while his estranged wife Beverley currently owes his company £195,447

The EastEnders star ran his own management firm called XL Management Ltd, which was recently said to have shut down, and paid £245,774 in Corporation Tax last year, based on a fifth of its taxable income.

In financial records on Companies House, first seen by The Sun, Adam’s company also paid £182,486 in Corporation Tax in 2019. 

This means Adam’s XL Management has seen a turnover of around £2.1m over the last two years. 

Adam and Beverley are both listed as directors of the company but the soap star is the majority shareholder and has overall control.

Annual accounts show Beverley has been lent almost £200,000 over the last two years and has so far paid back £6,000.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Adam Woodyatt for comment. 

Income: The EastEnders runs his own management firm called XL Management Ltd and paid £245,774 in Corporation Tax last year, based on a fifth of its taxable income (pictured with Beverley in 2017)

Income: The EastEnders runs his own management firm called XL Management Ltd and paid £245,774 in Corporation Tax last year, based on a fifth of its taxable income (pictured with Beverley in 2017)

Beverley was said to be ‘furious’ at Adam for signing a ‘six-figure deal’ to star on I’m A Celebrity’, while she ‘struggles for money’.

The actor, who plays Ian Beale in the BBC soap, is yet to finalise his divorce from his spouse, and has allegedly signed on the dotted line to receive £250,000 for his appearance on the ITV reality show.

And Bev is said to not be impressed with the deal according to The Sun which claims she’s struggling to make ends meet.

However, Adam is said to be paying Bev ‘interim maintenance payments’ to support her while their divorce is being finalised. They share children Jessica, 28, and Samuel, 24.

Payday: The EastEnders actor, 53, who plays Ian Beale in the BBC soap, is yet to finalise his divorce from his spouse, 56, and has allegedly signed on the dotted line to receive £250,000 for his appearance on the ITV reality show

Payday: The EastEnders actor, 53, who plays Ian Beale in the BBC soap, is yet to finalise his divorce from his spouse, 56, and has allegedly signed on the dotted line to receive £250,000 for his appearance on the ITV reality show

A friend of Bev reportedly added to The Sun: ‘She has really struggled financially’ and claimed Bev, will now ‘get Adam back’ by consistently having the voting number for him to do Bushtucker trials on ‘speed dial’.

They went on: ‘I think it’s inevitable he’ll end up getting picked for lots of trials and I wouldn’t blame Bev if she had his number on speed dial after all the pain and upset he’s put her through.

They added that it is ‘quite likely’ that she’ll be voting for him this series and won’t be ‘alone in that’.

Beverley and Adam split in August 2020 after 22 years of marriage.

Ex: Adam is said to be paying Bev 'interim maintenance payments' to support her while their divorce is being finalised. They share children Jessica, 28, and Samuel, 24

Ex: Adam is said to be paying Bev ‘interim maintenance payments’ to support her while their divorce is being finalised. They share children Jessica, 28, and Samuel, 24 

Earlier this month, it was reported that Adam is said to have agreed to take part in the upcoming series of the hit ITV show, after bosses offered him a bumper pay deal.

An insider told The Sun: ‘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.’ 

ITV bosses are believed to be thrilled that Adam, who is currently on an ‘extended break’ from EastEnders, will appear on the reality series.

MailOnline approached ITV and Adam’s representatives for comment at the time.

Payments: Earlier this month, it was reported that Adam is said to have agreed to take part in the upcoming series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! after bosses offered him a bumper pay deal (pictured in character as Ian Beale)

Payments: Earlier this month, it was reported that Adam is said to have agreed to take part in the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! after bosses offered him a bumper pay deal (pictured in character as Ian Beale)

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