Ryan Thomas has featured on Coronation Street for 1499 episodes! The actor played the role of "Jason Grimshaw" from 2000-2016. He took part in his final episode of Coronation Street on 29th June 2016 as his character was written off the show because he moved to Thailand.
Ryan Thomas' life since Coronation Street
In August 2018, Thomas took part in the 22nd series of Celebrity Big Brother. During the episode broadcast on 30 August, Thomas was seen play fighting with actress Roxanne Pallett. Pallett then accused him of intentionally punching her, although footage showed Thomas did not make physical contact. Big Brother issued Thomas with a warning, leading viewers to make 11,215 complaints to Ofcom about the incident. Pallett has since apologised to Thomas for what she has described as "an overreaction to what wasn't a malicious act". On 10 September 2018, Thomas was announced as the winner of the series.
Ryan Thomas: His personal life
Thomas is the brother of former Waterloo Road and Emmerdale actor, Adam Thomas, and Love Island personality, Scott Thomas. In 2013, he filed for bankruptcy following an unpaid tax bill of £40,000. Thomas dated his Coronation Street co-star Tina O'Brien from 2003 until 2009. They have a daughter together. Thomas has been in a relationship with Lucy Mecklenburgh since 2017. They met while taking part in Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. He became engaged to Mecklenburgh on 22 June 2019.