EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt packs quite a paunch at football event

Maybe you should kick about more often EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt packs quite a paunch at football event

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11:48 GMT, 22 October 2012

He has been working hard on a shocking storyline as Ian Beale in EastEnders, so perhaps Adam Woodyatt hasn't had time to pop down to the gym.

The 44-year-old actor appears to have gained a bit of weight over the past few months, as he showed when he took to the pitch for a charity football match on Sunday.

Wearing a loose blue T-shirt, Adam's stomach could clearly be seen beneath the top, with the actor looking stouter than he has in previous months.

Packing a paunch: EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt appears to have gained some weight, as he showed by taking to the football pitch in Staines on Sunday

Packing a paunch: EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt appears to have gained some weight, as he showed by taking to the football pitch in Staines on Sunday

Rounder figure: Adam appears to have gained some weight over the past few months, compared to his slimmer physique previously (right)

Rounder figure: Adam appears to have gained some weight over the past few months, compared to his slimmer physique previously (right)

Rounder figure: Adam appears to have gained some weight over the past few months, compared to his slimmer physique previously (right)

Adam was just one of the stars who played in the Sellebrity charity match, held at Staines Town FC's ground at Wheatsheaf Park.

While Adam led one team, his EastEnders co-star Matt Lapinskas, who plays Anthony Moon in the show, captained another team.

Speaking ahead of the match, Staines resident Lapinskas said: 'I’m really looking forward to the
match. It’s an absolute dream come true to play at my home stadium. It’s
a great event for kids to come to – a real family day-out. There’s some
surprises to look out for at half time as well.

Taking to the pitch: Former professional footballer and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Robbie Savage was among the stars taking part in the Sellebrity charity match

Taking to the pitch: Former professional footballer and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Robbie Savage was among the stars taking part in the Sellebrity charity match

Time for a reunion Blue stars Lee Ryan and Anthony Costa also did their bit for the match

Time for a reunion Blue stars Lee Ryan and Anthony Costa also did their bit for the match

Time for a reunion Blue stars Lee Ryan and Anthony Costa also did their bit for the match

Ready for victory Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward looked confident as he prepared to kick the ball

Ready for victory Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward looked confident as he prepared to kick the ball

'I hope this match will get people into Staines Town FC as well.'

Other famous faces who took part in
the event included former Strictly Come Dancing competitor and ex Wlesh
footballer Robbie Savage, as well as Blue singers Lee Ryan and Anthony
Costa and former X Factor winner Shayne Ward.

Following the event, Shayne tweeted:
'What a day. Massive thanks to @AdamWoodyatt @mattylapinskas
@Kevincooper107 . The aches and pains are worth it. Thanks fellas.'

Don't be shy! EastEnders actor Gary Lucy looked embarrassed as he was helped with a leg stretch by his teammate

Don't be shy! EastEnders actor Gary Lucy looked embarrassed as he was helped with a leg stretch by his teammate

We did it! EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas led his celebrity team to victory on the day

We did it! EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas led his celebrity team to victory on the day

And Lapinskas later added on his page: 'Thank you to everyone @StainesTownFC for your hospitality, had a fantastic day.'

The match was eventually won by Lapinskas' team, with proceeds from the day going to The Children’s Air Ambulance charity.