The actor plays Ian Beale, who suffered a breakdown during last night's episode when Mandy Salter left him on the morning of their wedding.
Ian was seen walking down the side of a motorway in his pyjamas and is now expected to be off screen for around six weeks while Lucy and Phil try to look for him.
"I'm so overwhelmed by all your comments about last nights EE. Thank you. There are so many, Twitter won't let me download anymore!!" Woodyatt wrote on Twitter.
"It's taken nearly two hours to read them all. Great script from Simon Ashdown, direction from Ian White, and as ever our fantastic crews."
Viewers have also seen Ian struggle with financial pressures and the aftermath of Ben Mitchell's killer secret in recent weeks.