Ian Beale returns as a tramp!

An almost unrecognisable Ian Beale returns to EastEnders in August after living rough since his breakdown caused by financial problems and his ill-fated wedding.

The small-time entrepreneur turns up in Albert Square looking like a tramp, with bedraggled hair and an unkempt beard, and even his daughter, Lucy, struggles to recognise him.

After problems surrounding his wedding to Mandy Salter and then finding out that his half-brother Ben Mitchell was responsible for murdering Heather Trott, Ian, played by Adam Woodyatt, has been living on the streets.

Speaking about his return, EastEnders boss Lorraine Newman said: "We set up a meeting between the scriptwriters and someone who has suffered from depression so they could reflect accurately what Ian has been going through."

According to The Mirror, the producer added: "Mental health problems can happen to anyone and we hope EastEnders will help eliminate the stigma and taboo that still surrounds the issue."

Comments

amy said…
hes horrible looking
Anonymous said…
Well he was never an oil painting in the beginning!
Anonymous said…
e looks like a garden knome.
Anonymous said…
its actually an improvement on his usual look...
Anonymous said…
The funniest thing he returns in a shirt he used to wear when he left in his dressing gown haha
Anonymous said…
ha ha,gud one about him turning up in a t shirt,i never thought of that!!
Anonymous said…
The shirt was probably donated to him by one of the many homeless charitys so the fact that he is wearing a shirt is not at all suprising really. And he's not going to suvive the cold nights in his pjs is he lol
Anonymous said…
hi
Anonymous said…
Hi, what do you think of Ian? I haven't really missed him, have you?
I don't think there's anyone out there for Ian, after Mandy left too

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