The veteran EastEnders actor, 52, and his 20-year-old wife, former dancer Beverley, secretly separated in 2019

Adam will now take a longer break from his BBC soap role as Ian Beale

It is alleged that Bev believes Ian is not offering her a “fair deal” in his half of the divorce offers

They added that if Adam was “unfair” he would follow the footsteps of his character Ian Beale’s legendary cheapskate reputation

The source added, “People have speculated that if he pays less in the divorce, he might get away with it.

When their split was first announced last summer, a source close to Adam insisted there weren’t any hard feelings, and that there wasn’t a third party either

The source told The Sun at the time, “They still get along well and want to make sure they stay that way for their children – even as they grow up now”

Adam is on a 10-month hiatus from his EastEnders performance – when his character Ian is recovering from poisoning

The actor first joined The Soap in his first episode in 1985. He’s now the longest-serving actor on the program

His character may look humble, but he has been implicated in all kinds of Albert Square scandals, including his latest poisoning story

He is on a national tour of an adaptation of Peter James’ bestseller Looking Good Dead

Due to COVID restrictions, they have already reduced the performance from 23 to just six

Even so, he’ll be busy as he still has his line of Neat Gin, which is sold online and in various locations around the country

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