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Ian Beale

With his portfolio of business concerns, Ian should be a Beale-ionaire by now. From his first venture, knitting company Loftelian, he's come a long way…

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First appearance:
19th February 1985
45 Albert Square

Ian's been everything from a loan shark to a property tycoon. Thankfully the fish and chip shop, fruit and veg stall, cafe and Beale's have seen him through the recession.

A long timer on The Square, Ian has pretty much seen it all (and been through it all). Death threats, breakdowns, marriages, divorces and most recently Lucy's death.

Played by Adam Woodyatt