As Strictly Come Dancing gears up for its 21st season, one familiar face set to grace the dance floor is soap actor Adam Thomas. Best known for his role as Adam Barton in Emmerdale, Thomas has made a name for himself in the world of television.
The 35-year-old Greater Manchester native spent nine years on the ITV soap, capturing the hearts of viewers before leaving in 2018. However, Thomas is more than just a soap star; he’s part of a trio of famous brothers.
According to sources, his twin, Scott Thomas, made waves on the second season of Love Island, where he formed a fiery connection with Kady McDermott. Meanwhile, older brother Ryan Thomas left his mark on Coronation Street in 2000, portraying Jason Grimshaw. Ryan’s time on the show was marked by gripping storylines, including being a murder suspect and navigating a tumultuous relationship with Sarah Platt.
But Adam Thomas’s talent doesn’t end with soap operas. He also graced the screens in the BBC One school-based drama series Waterloo Road, where he portrayed the character of Donte Charles. Interestingly, he’s revisiting this role, having been an original cast member from 2006 to 2009 and returning to it 14 years later.
Thomas’s career, spanning 21 years, has garnered both recognition and acclaim. He’s received four award nominations and secured one win in 2010 when he earned a TV Choice Award for Best Soap Newcomer.
As Adam Thomas takes on the challenge of Strictly Come Dancing, viewers can anticipate his transition from soap sensation to dancing dynamo. Stay tuned as he waltzes into a new chapter of his entertainment journey, promising to bring charisma and energy to the dance floor.