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Adam Woodyatt has appeared as Ian Beale in 3546 episodes of EastEnders from 1985 to 2021, with a guest stint in 2022, and then from 2023 onwards. In 2010, he also appeared in the spin-off series EastEnders: E20 and the DVD special, Last Tango in Walford. Ian has also starred in several Children in Need specials, including The Walford Apprentice in 2012, The Ghosts of Ian Beale in 2014 and Race Across Yorkshire in 2023. Here is a list of his appearances.

Note: A younger Ian is portrayed by Tim Handel in the 1993 Children in Need special, Dimensions in Time, which was a crossover with Doctor Who.

The character was credited onscreen as:

Note:
⏱ denotes an hour-long episode
(d) denotes a doof-doof
(u) denotes an uncredited appearance.

Gallery

Statistics

Year Year total Running total No of doof-doofs Doof-doof total
1985 68 68 3 (+ 1 Julia's Theme) 4
1986 77 145 2 6
1987 74 219 1 7
1988 86 305 5 12
1989 87 392 6 18
1990 78 470 12 30
1991 65 535 3 33
1992 70 605 4 37
1993 60 665 3 (+ 1 Julia's Theme) 41
1994 103 768 5 46
1995 94 862 4 50
1996 99 961 6 56
1997 90 1051 7 63
1998 94 1145 14 77
1999 107 1252 5 82
2000 121 1373 12 94
2001 80 1453 3 (+ 1 Julia's Theme) 97
2002 118 1571 7 104
2003 76 1647 6 110
2004 115 1762 1 111
2005 113 1875 6 117
2006 106 1981 7 123
2007 119 2100 8 131
2008 117 2217 6 137
2009 88 2305 2 139
2010 91 2396 5 144
2011 102 2498 6 150
2012 95 2593 12 162
2013 119 2712 11 173
2014 129 2841 14 187
2015 106 2947 8 195
2016 107 3054 5 200
2017 132 3186 2 202
2018 87 3273 2 204
2019 79 3352 0 204
2020 94 3446 12 216
2021 10 3456 3 219
2022 1 3457 0 219
2023 46 3503 0 219
2024 43 3546 TBC TBC

1985

Appeared in 68/89 episodes

1986

Appeared in 77/105 episodes

1987

Appeared in 74/107 episodes

1988

Appeared in 86/104 episodes

1989

Appeared in 87/104 episodes

1990

Appeared in 78/104 episodes

1991

Appeared in 65/105 episodes

1992

Appeared in 70/106 episodes

1993

Appeared in 60/105 episodes

1994

Appeared in 103/142 episodes

1995

Appeared in 94/157 episodes

1996

Appeared in 99/161 episodes

1997

Appeared in 90/161 episodes

1998

Appeared in 94/161 episodes

1999

Appeared in 107/169 episodes

2000

Appeared in 121/160 episodes

2001

Appeared in 80/179 episodes

2002

Appeared in 118/211 episodes

2003

Appeared in 76/210 episodes

2004

Appeared in 115/209 episodes

2005

Appeared in 113/209 episodes

2006

Appeared in 106/207 episodes

2007

Appeared in 119/208 episodes

2008

Appeared in 117/208 episodes

2009

Appeared in 88/209 episodes

2010

Appeared in 91/204 episodes

2011

Appeared in 102/210 episodes

2012

Appeared in 95/206 episodes

2013

Appeared in 119/212 episodes

2014

Appeared in 129/206 episodes

2015

Appeared in 106/209 episodes

2016

Appeared in 107/210 episodes

2017

Appeared in 132/209 episodes

2018

Appeared in 87/209 episodes

2019

Appeared in 79/210 episodes

2020

Appeared in 94/138 episodes

2021

Appeared in 10/209 episodes

2022

Appeared in 1/209 episodes

2023

Appeared in 46/210 episodes

2024

  1. 1 January 2024
  2. 2 January 2024
  3. 3 January 2024
  4. 15 January 2024
  5. 19 January 2024
  6. 22 January 2024
  7. 23 January 2024
  8. 25 January 2024
  9. 29 January 2024
  10. 30 January 2024
  11. 5 February 2024
  12. 9 February 2024
  13. 17 January 2024
  14. 22 February 2024
  15. 26 February 2024
  16. 29 February 2024
  17. 7 March 2024
  18. 11 March 2024
  19. 14 March 2024
  20. 3 April 2024
  21. 20 February 2024
  22. 16 April 2024
  23. 17 April 2024
  24. 8 April 2024
  25. 9 May 2024
  26. 16 May 2024
  27. 3 June 2024
  28. 4 June 2024
  29. 5 June 2024
  30. 27 May 2024
  31. 29 May 2024
  32. 30 May 2024
  33. 10 June 2024
  34. 11 June 2024
  35. 13 June 2024
  36. 4 July 2024 - Part 2
  37. 10 July 2024
  38. 11 July 2024 - Part 1
  39. 11 July 2024 - Part 2
  40. 15 July 2024
  41. 16 July 2024
  42. 17 July 2024
  43. 18 July 2024
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