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Was Adam Thomas in Emmerdale, how long was he on the soap and why did he leave?
The actor, 34, joined the soap in 2009 and was involved in storylines including arson, fertility issues and his iconic bromance with Aaron Dingle.
Adam left the soap five years ago and has gone on to star in the Waterloo Road reboot as well as co-hosting I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp.
When did Adam Thomas leave Emmerdale and what does he do now?
Adam Thomas left Emmerdale in 2018 after playing Adam Barton for 9 years.
The actor released a statement upon his departure stating: "I’ve had an amazing eight years working on Emmerdale and I've loved every minute of it.
"It was a really tough decision to take to leave but I felt that now is the time to move on and challenge myself with some new roles.
"I'd like to thank everyone at Emmerdale for both giving me the opportunity to work as part of such a great team and for giving my character Adam Barton some great storylines too."
Ryan first joined the cobbles in 2000, playing the role of Jason Grimshaw. The actor tackled emotional storylines including being a murder suspect and having a tumultuous relationship with Sarah Platt.
The actor and his wife regularly update their Instagram followers with sweet snaps of their family.
In 2023 Adam was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The actor took to Instagram to let his fans know about the condition and thank his family for their support.
The show is a family affair with Adam's niece Scarlett Thomas and his son Teddy also having starring roles in the school drama.