Adam Woodyatt 'wouldn't buy' Ian Beale being murderer

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 November 2014
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Adam Woodyatt as Ian Beale in 'EastEnders'

Adam Woodyatt claims he doesn't think it would be believable if his 'EastEnders' character Ian Beale was found to be responsible for the murder of his daughter Lucy Beale

'EastEnders' actor Adam Woodyatt "wouldn't buy it" if Ian Beale was his daughter's murderer.

The 46-year-old star - who has played Ian on the BBC One soap since it first began in 1985 - admits he doesn't know who is responsible for the murder of Lucy Beale, but insists he doesn't think it would be believable for his character to be guilty.

He said: "It's possible. But if that happened, I'd have a long chat with our executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins to try and find out why. I don't think so, though. I wouldn't buy that one."

The identity of Lucy's killer has been a mystery since her murder in April this year and is set to be revealed during the show's upcoming 30th anniversary in February 2015, and Adam has confessed the storyline has been one of the most challenging he's ever been involved in.

He told Radio Times magazine: "On an emotional level, nothing has come close to this. Dominic has given me a brilliant storyline which has, at times, been very challenging. But the whole point of soaps is to portray real life and this is what happens to some families.

"Grief can be very raw. And I can't use a tear stick, so when Ian's cried, I've really cried."

Adam added: "As far as the character of Lucy goes, Hetti Bywater might have only played her for a short period of time, but I've known the character for 20 years. So it has been distressing."

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