Island star Ryan hits the jackpot!
FORMER Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas said he agreed to take part in Bear Grylls’s latest survival series because it is not a competition – but won Lucy Mecklenburgh.
Ryan ( above), 33, is one of the recent crop of celebs being tested in Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls.
The Channel 4 show sees him and other stars – including Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte, comedian Mark Watson and singer Jordan Stephens – fending for survival on a foreign island.
Ryan told ITV’s Lorraine: “It was just the only one I wanted to do because, with this one, there’s no winner, so you aren’t competing against anyone else.”
During his time on Celebrity Island he became romantically involved with TOWIE star Lucy.
Ryan told Lorraine Kelly it was “really a pleasure to have her (Lucy) there” after a preview clip of the show showed the pair kissing passionately. THE ‘Mile High Club’ is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as ‘an imaginary association of people’.