Danny Miller has reunited with his good pal Ryan Thomas following his Celebrity Big Brother win earlier this week.
The Emmerdale actor attended Ryan’s “welcome home” bash at former footballer Rio Ferdinand’s Rosso restaurant in Manchester on Thursday evening.
Danny took to Instagram to share a sweet snap of himself and Ryan sharing a hug during the party.
The black-and-white photo sees Danny, 27, wrapping his arms around Ryan, who had his back to the camera.
Danny captioned the post: “The CHAMP! SO good to have him back! @ryanthomas84.”
Fans rushed to comment on the photo with many gushing over the pair’s friendship.
One person said: “This photo says it all.. brothers from another mother,” while another wrote: “Great pic. True friendship.”
A third added: “Amazing how much you supported him. True mates are hard to find.”
Danny fiercely defended Ryan during his CBB stint after Roxanne Pallet accused the former Coronation Street actor of ‘punching’ her during what appeared to be a play fight in the house.
Roxanne then quit the show and issued a public apology to Ryan, admitting she had got it “massively” wrong.
Following the incident, Danny took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message to Ryan.
He wrote: “This beautiful friend of mine @ryanthomas84 cancelled a lads stag do & holiday back in 2011 – just to be there for a charity game I organised in memory of our dear friend #GavinBlyth.
“Ryan is the kindest, most modest and genuine lad you’ll ever meet. A true gentlemen. The people who know him, know the truth.
“The things Ry has done for me and the dark pits he’s dragged me from is something only he’s closest friends will know he’s capable of. He’s family and we’re all bloody well proud of him!”
After Ryan was crowned winner of the series on Monday night, Danny took to Twitter to express his delight.
He wrote: “Get in!!!!!!!!!! So buzzing for my brother @ryanjamesthomas – CONGRATS MATE!!!!”
Get in!!!!!!!!!! So buzzing for my brother @ryanjamesthomas – CONGRATS MATE!!!! ❤️❤️❤️🏆
— Danny Miller (@DannyBMiller) 10 September 2018
Ryan said in his winner’s interview with Emma Willis on Monday night that he wanted to move on and not dwell on the negatives, but he would accept Roxanne’s apology if she needed that to make her feel better.
Ryan has now been reunited with his loved ones, including his daughter Scarlett, nine, his brothers Adam and Scott Thomas and his girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh.
After his welcome home bash on Thursday night, Ryan took to Instagram to write: “My welcome home party was just a room full of love, luckiest guy in the world to have the best friends and family EVER!!!!!!!”
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