Larry Lamb inspired Adam Thomas to quit "Emmerdale".
Adam appeared alongside the former "EastEnders" star on the 16th series of reality show "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!" in 2016, and admits the "Gavin and Stacey" actor's advice, while they were Down Under, led to him hang up his Adam Barton overalls.
He said: "I remember him giving me some advice, saying, "You should just get out there, and try other things and take the jump."
"And the first meeting I had with my boss when I get back to work was, "Listen, I'm done now. I've made up my mind."
"And if I hadn't done it then, then I wouldn't have done it."
Adam recently landed his first post-"Emmerdale" role since Adam Barton left our screens in January, and, ironically, he is to appear opposite Larry, in BBC drama "Pitching In".
He said: "A year later, my first job is with the main man himself, Larry Lamb.
"I'm excited, it's been an exciting couple of years since the jungle."
There has been recent speculation that Adam may be heading back to the Dales in the near future - but he insists that is not the plan anytime soon.
Speaking on "Lorraine", he added: "No, I'm not going back to "Emmerdale", not yet anyway."
As well as other acting roles, Adam has also landed a job as a property executive since departing "Emmerdale".
He recently wrote on Instagram: "yes I am working in the property industry in between jobs because as a jobbing actor you can be out of work... that's just the nature of the business...I haven't nor will I ever turn my back on acting ...but I have a family to support and will carry on doing so...whether it be acting or otherwise . (sic)"