Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh seen kissing for the first time on Celebrity Island

The two apparently fell for each other while filming the show earlier this year

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Former Corrie actor Ryan Thomas and ex TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh are seen kissing for the first time in a sneak preview for next week’s Celebrity Island.

The couple, who went public last month, are spotted sharing a smooch on a beach in Bear Gryll’s Channel 4 show.

At the end of last night’s episode viewers were able to catch a glimpse at the upcoming show next week.

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The couple are seen kissing for the first time in next week’s episode (Credit: Channel 4)

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In the preview fellow contestant Iwan Thomas shouted: “Look at those lovebirds!”

Ryan, 33, can then be seen flashing his bum while Lucy, 26, is spotted walking out of the sea looking incredible in a black bikini before they share a steamy kiss.

Comedian Mark Watson then says: “Imagine if they had a baby – the bum on that – in a non dodgy way. That came out wrong.”

The camera then showed Ryan and Lucy share a kiss while lying on the sand.

The soap hunk, who played Jason Grimshaw on the Cobbles, can be heard saying: “We need each other.”

Lucy showed off her amazing figure on the island (Credit: Channel 4)

With their chemistry continuing to build and their romance heating up in the second episode another islander said: “They found love in a hopeless place.”

It’s believed the two fell for each other while filming the reality series earlier this year.

Last month the pair finally confirmed their relationship after sharing a intimate snap together during a holiday in Ibiza.

The two have kept their relationship under wraps but couldn’t resist sharing a photo together on the island.

Lucy posted a photo on her Instagram while they were on their holiday, with her sporting a racy red bikini and Ryan staring lovingly at his stunning girlfriend.

She simply captioned the picture with a red heart.

What a gorgeous couple.

Ryan and Lucy confirmed their romance after sharing this snap (Credit: Instagram)

Before this the two had been teasing fans with their romance after sharing a series of similar photos on their Instagram profiles.

Back in June Ryan and Lucy were finally papped together at a Greek airport following their romantic getaway in Mykonos.

Meanwhile earlier this month fans were convinced the two were sharing yet another holiday together in Marbella alongside Ryan’s daughter Scarlett, eight.

From the look of things, the couple took things to the next level, travelling abroad with Ryan’s daughter, who is clearly the apple of his eye.

Ryan and his gorgeous daughter enjoyed a holiday and it appears Lucy joined them (Credit: Instagram)

Ryan posted adorable pictures of him doting on little Scarlett, while Lucy posted sizzling selfies as she soaks up the Spanish sun.

In one sweet picture, Ryan put his arm around a smiling Scarlett as they prepare to enjoy a fancy dinner.

The post is captioned: “Dinner time #nobu.”

Shortly after, Lucy posted a gorgeous picture of herself in a floor length yellow dress in the same spot, captioned ‘Nobu nights’.

However, neither she or Ryan featured the other in their holiday posts

Lucy shared a photo at the same restaurant in Spain (Credit: Instagram)

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Ryan shares Scarlett, who is the face of Boohoo Kids, with former co-star and ex-girlfriend Tina O’Brien.

And it’s very easy to see where the youngster gets her gorgeous looks from!

Ryan and Tina welcomed Scarlett in October 2008.

The former couple started dating in 2003 but split after six years.

Meanwhile Lucy has dated former TOWIE co-stars Mark Wright and Mario Falcone, as well as Olympic gymnast Louis Smith.