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Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh ‘on brink of engagement’ before cheating claims

Fans spotted a ring on her finger...

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Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh sparked engagement rumours after posting a new photo to social media hours before reports emerged claiming she had got “cosy” with a mystery man.

Former Coronation Street actor Ryan, 34, shared a snap to Instagram on Tuesday showing himself, former TOWIE star Lucy and Ryan’s 10-year-old daughter Scarlett.

And it wasn’t long before fans spotted a sparkler on Lucy’s left hand as she carried Scarlett and posed for the picture.

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Ryan simply captioned the post with a red love heart emoji.

While many fans gushed over the sweet pic, others wondered if the couple had secretly got engaged.

One person said: “I can see a ring on that finger,” while another wrote: “Did Ryan pop the question or are you engaged?”

A third commented: “So when are you two going to get married,” while a fourth said: “I’m sure I can spot a ring!!”

Meanwhile, the couple spoke about their plans for an engagement and babies this month.

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Fans speculated over whether Ryan had popped the question (Credit: Splashnews.com)

Ryan told OK! magazine: “I think Lucy wants me to propose next year!”

She said: “You’d better get saving because I want a really heavy left hand [laughs]”.

Former TOWIE star Lucy added: “I wouldn’t waste my time with someone if I didn’t think we were on the same page about children and getting married. I know we both want the same things in the future.”

It comes after a video emerged appearing to show Lucy holding hands with a fellow partygoer and giving him a kiss on the cheek during a holiday in Dubai earlier this month.

A source told Mail Online that Lucy appeared “overly friendly” with the man.

However, Lucy hit back at the accusations on Twitter, writing: “Since when has saying goodbye to a friend turned into a cosy night out?! 🤣 #ridiculous?”

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Ryan said he thinks Lucy wants him to propose next year (Credit: Instagram)

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On Thursday, a source claimed Ryan is “in pieces” over the video.

The source told Mail Online: “He is in pieces over the video – really upset. He’s a pretty forgiving guy and knows how tactile Lucy can be but this footage seems a little more than someone saying good bye.”

Ryan has apparently been consoled by his twin brothers Adam and Scott, 30.

ED! has contacted representatives for Ryan and Lucy for comment.

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