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'EastEnders' Adam Woodyatt to play Captain Hook in pantomime

Adam Woodyatt as Ian Beale


EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt has announced that he will appear in a pantomime this Christmas.

The actor, who has played Ian Beale since EastEnders began, revealed via his Twitter account that he has been cast as Captain Hook in Peter Pan.

Woodyatt tweeted: "Really pleased that I will be playing Captain Hook in the Christmas pantomime this year at the Beck Theatre, Hayes."

He later tweeted that this would be his first pantomime appearance in 18 years.

Woodyatt's fellow EastEnders star Steve McFadden recently signed up for another pantomime, playing the villainous Abanazar in Aladdin.

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