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Adam Woodyatt has credited his EastEnders co-star Jake Wood for helping him with his weight loss during lockdown.

The 52 year old has lost an incredible amount of weight over the last few months, with many fans commenting on his new physique.

But the Ian Beale actor has now revealed he has one of his fellow BBC soap stars to thank for his transformation.

Taking to Instagram, Adam informed his 39,000 followers that Jake, who portrays Max Branning on the show, has been supporting him during his ongoing fitness journey.

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Dressed in a cycling suit, Adam told his fans: "Like my mate Mr Wood says, 'you got to get out there. You got to do it.' He goes running and I go cycling."

Adam recently shared an image of himself and Jake, who is leaving the soap after 15 years, on a bike ride together.

Both dressed in protective gear, the pals smiled at the camera in the photo which shows them surrounded by woodland.

He captioned the post: If you go into the woods today… Lunchtime ride with @mrjakewood and his son," as fans quickly commented on his weight loss.

One fan wrote: "You've lost so much weight you look great!," as a second added: "Great weight loss. You look a lot younger."

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A third chimed: "You look so good Adam, well done," with a fourth follower commenting: "Looking good both of you!"

Adam's new fitness regime comes after it was confirmed he has split from his wife of 22 years.

Last month, a friend of the actor said of his decision to leave Beverley Sharp: "Beverley was naturally very upset, as anybody would be in the circumstances, but these things happen and it's a straightforward separation.

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"Nobody plans for these things and divorce is a difficult thing to get your head around but they have dealt with it quietly for several months and are now telling friends so it's less of a secret.

"They still get on well, and are keen to make sure they stay that way for the sake of their children – even though they are now grown up," the pal continued to tell The Sun Online.

A representative for the hit BBC soap confirmed the news, saying in a statement: "Beverley and Adam separated in August 2019 and we ask that the family's privacy is respected."

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