RYAN Thomas is best known for his roles in Coronation Street and Neighbours.
But in March 2021, the star announced that he was retiring from acting after “lost his beetle to it.”
Who is Ryan Thomas?
Ryan Thomas is a 37-year-old actor born on June 10, 1984.
He’s a Manchester boy who grew up in the city and went on to star in his homegrown series Coronation Street.
His younger brother Adam also inherited the acting gene and played Adam Burton in Emmerdale.
Meanwhile, another brother named Scott is known to TV fans for starring in the 2016 ITV2 series Love Island, where he found love with Cady McDermott.
In March 2021, Ryan announced that he was retiring from acting after “really lost interest in it and wanted a different experience” and an opportunity to take on other roles.
How did Ryan Thomas meet Lucy Mecklenburg?
The former Coronation Street star fell in love with former Towie star Lucy Mecklenburg back in 2017 when they spent a month fighting for survival on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.
Speaking to Mirror, Lucy revealed that Ryan stalked her for years, sending her direct messages via social media, but she rejected him until she appeared on the show.
While Lucy says she’s glad the show brought them together, she originally planned to keep their relationship purely professional, while Ryan admitted he expected easy sexual conquest.
Fast forward to June 22, 2019, when Ryan proposed to Lucy during a romantic trip to Italy.
The former Towie star shared a photo on Instagram from the moment he asked the question in the picturesque Italian resort of Positano.
She wrote, “I said YES,” along with a ring emoji.
In the picture, the couple are smiling on the veranda, and behind them is a view of the Amalfi Coast at night.
Holding Ryan’s face, Lucy showed off her glittering engagement ring.
How many children does Ryan Thomas have?
Ryan welcomed baby boy Roman Ravello Thomas with Lucy on March 7, 2020.
Ryan told Kristen Bell Tattoos: “Lucy was a super mom.
“There is no set rule on how to be a mother and I think it was a daily challenge and she handled it all amazing, I’m very proud of her.”
Ryan is already the father of Scarlett, born October 26, 2008, from his previous relationship with Tina O’Brien.
What TV shows has Ryan Thomas starred in?
Thomas made his screen debut as Jason Grimshaw on Coronation Street in December 2000.
He briefly took a break from life on the cobblestones in 2012 for the spin-off show Corrie Goes to Kenya, in which he teamed up with screen mom Sue Cleaver (who plays Eileen Grimshaw) and former co-star Brooke Vincent (who plays Sophie Webster), and also Ben Price (who takes on the role of Nick Tilsley).
He also starred in the TV series Celebrity Island.
In June 2016, Ryan left Coronation Street after almost sixteen years.
The following year, he joined the cast of the soap opera Neighbors as Raphael Humphreys.
Then, in August 2018, Ryan took part in the 22nd series of Celebrity Big Brother and became the winner.
In May 2022, he took part in a new ITV competition series called The Games alongside Olivia Attwood and Kevin Clifton.