He's famous for playing Emmerdale's Adam Barton, and now he's presenting I'm A Celeb spin off show, Extra Camp. But what else do we know about Adam Thomas?
While most of us might know and love Adam Thomas from his days on Emmerdale playing Adam Barton, he has gone on to land numerous other roles on TV as both an actor and a presenter since departing the Yorkshire village.
He is currently hosting I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here spin off show, Extra Camp, along with his former jungle campmate from 2016 Joel Dommett and last year’s runner up, Emily Atack, which brings us all the jungle gossip that we don’t see on the main show and Ant and Dec.
But what else is there to Adam Thomas apart from his love of the Australian jungle? Here are 7 things you might not know about the Extra Camp presenter…
1. He owns his own bar
Adam has always dreamed of opening his own bar one day, and recently that dream became a reality when he launched The Spinn back in September. The new business venture is based in Gatley, Manchester, and Adam has gone into business with his best friend Scott Graham.
The stylish restaurant and bar is spread over two floors or a former electrical shop, and the all-day dining menu covers everything from brunch, to dinner, with some delicious cocktails thrown in.
2. He married his long-term girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony
Adam and Caroline got married back in August 2017 after nine years of dating. The pair were surrounded by familiar faces from the world of showbiz on their special day and they told OK Magazine that getting married wouldn’t change a thing between them… “We know we are going to be together forever now, so it does feel more special. You go through a rollercoaster of emotions on your wedding day, but I just keep looking at my wedding ring and it’s like we have this special bond.”
3. He’s got two beautiful children
Adam and Caroline welcomed their first child, Teddy, into the world in August 2017 and, after trying the knot, they were thrilled when Elsie-Rose joined the family in May 2018. Ryan often delights fans by sharing beautiful pictures of his children on social media, and is clearly a very proud dad.
4. He’s got a twin – and it’s not Ryan!
It’s no secret that Adam has got two very famous brothers. Not only is former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas his older sibling, they also have another brother called Scott, who starred in Love Island. But what a lot of people don’t know is that Adam and Scott are actually twins, born on 11th August 1988.
5. His dad is famous, too
With brilliant careers under their belt, it’s not that surprising to learn the Thomas brothers all have showbiz in their blood. Adam’s dad is Dougie James, who is a well-known music promoter. Back in the 70s he was also in his own band called Dougie James and the Soul Train, and they even toured with The Jackson Five.
6. Adam Thomas is starring in a new TV show with his brothers and dad
Adam, along with brothers Scott and Ryan have just filmed a brand new six part TV show for ITV, which will see the siblings exploring their family heritage in India – and their dad went along too.
The three famous brothers, who are a quarter Indian, travelled to Mumbai to see the iconic city, while also trying to track down some of their long-lost relatives, and the new series is expected to be aired next year.
7. He’s been in Doctors three times
While we know and love Adam for playing Adam Barton in Emmerdale, his first major TV role was in daytime soap Doctors in 2002. Fast forward another four years and Adam got his first major breakthrough in TV when he landed the role of Donte Charles in BBC drama Waterloo Road, which he played between 2006 and 2009.
But Adam went back to Doctors for a second time in 2007, and then for a third stint on the soap in 2009 when he played a character called Ben Hamilton.
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