ITV In With A Shout's Ryan Thomas supported as he ditches UK

Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh abroad ahead of the Corrie star's 40th birthday
-Credit: (Image: Instagram/@lucymeck1)

Ryan Thomas has been supported as he prepares to mark a special occasion in style.

The Dancing On Ice winner regularly shares updates from his happy family life on Instagram. The soap star shares two children with Lucy Mecklenburgh and posts have shown the family celebrating in style in a sunny location.

Ryan has been joined by his close friends and family as former Coronation Street star, Chris Fountain, wished him a happy birthday. Ryan is set to mark his 40th birthday in two days and it seems he has joined by his nearest and dearest for the occasion.

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Lucy shared snaps with Ryan and their two children as they soaked up the rays.

Ryan's brother's, Adam and Scott, have also joined them on the family trip abroad, along with close friend, Richard Fleeshman. Richard, who is renowned for his role as Craig on Corrie, is also in a celebration mode as he turned 35 today.

His mum, Susie Jenkins, known for playing Jackie Corkhill on Brookside, sent a heartfelt message to mark the occasion. She said: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our wonderful son Richard. We are so very proud of the extraordinary human being you have become.

"Our love to you today and always."

Ryan, Adam and Scott are set to return to our screens tonight for a special episode of In With A Shout, to raise funds for Soccer Aid.

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