Yes, we know Ian Beale's real name is Adam Woodyatt, but given that he has played that character since the beginning of time, we're just going to call him Ian Beale.

So anyways, Ian Beale was on The One Show last night and viewers couldn't get over how much weight the Albert Square restaurant owner had lost. We're not saying he was fat before, but well, the pounds were creeping on, and he was even told to lose weight by a doctor recently. We blame his days in the chippy.

Turns out, Ian Beale has been preparing for the London Marathon this Sunday, alongside his son Sam... well Adam Woodyatt's son. Okay, fine, this is getting complicated now, we'll switch to his real name.

Adam Woodyatt's 18-year-old son Sam was in a road traffic accident last year which left him for fighting for his life. Thankfully now he is doing well and the pair started training for the marathon in aid of London Air Ambulance, who flew Sam to hospital after he was hit by a car last September. Sam needed five hours of life-saving surgery "to put him back together" and spent weeks in a wheelchair before finally being able to walk.

The father and son have been training hard for the 26-mile run that awaits them this Sunday, with Adam even going on a no-carb diet in preparation, and well, you can see the difference it's making to his physique. Although as Sam reminded him, he'll need to load up on those carbs ahead of the challenge that awaits them on Sunday.

Speaking about their marathon training, Sam explained: "I didn't know that he only started training in February. I started training in January when I could walk again!"

"And he's still quicker," Adam added.

The actor also said he was actually looking forward to the race on Sunday: "I'm just glad all the training is out of the way. The marathon I think is actually going to be a really enjoyable experience, the training has been a pain. "

He added: "We started planning to do it before his accident but obviously since the accident it's made it even stronger - the reasons for  wanting to do it for the air ambulance. A lot of people don't realise, they're just not funded, all of the donations have to come from the public, it doesn't come from the government or anything like that."

Best of luck to the pair this Sunday! Rather them than us...