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Thursday 6th August 2020

Ryan Thomas celebrates his birthday with a host of his soap friends

From Dean Gaffney to Stefan Dennis, they were all there

Former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas celebrated his 35th birthday in style surrounded by some of his closest famous friends.

As well as girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh, who seemed to spoil him if the pile of presents is anything to go by, Ryan was joined by a who's who of Soapland's finest.

Ex-Corrie co-stars Richard Fleeshman (Craig Harris) and Chris Fountain (Tommy Duckworth), Neighbours Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson), and EastEnders' star Dean Gaffney (Robbie Jackson) all turned out to party with Ryan.

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Thank you for making last night special 💙 #bday

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As Ryan thanked his mates for making the night special, Dean shared the same photo to his Instagram page and wrote: "Soap stars greatest hits volume 1!"

It seems the gang had a great night, eating an Italian feast of pasta and pizza.

And it made Ryan's night that old Neighbours' co-star Stefan had made the trip to his bash.

In a snap shared to his Insta stories, Ryan revealed they'd Facetimed another of their castmates - Matt Wilson, aka Aaron Brennan.

Stefan was there for Ryan (Credit: Instagram/@ryanthomas84)

Ryan and Stefan met when Ryan had a guest role in the Aussie soap in 2018.

The Manchester lad became firm friends with many of the cast and they even sent him special messages when he won the final series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Earlier in the day, Lucy had posted a message to her man on her Instagram account, showing them surrounded by balloons.

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Happy Birthday to my Bestie ❤️

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She'd also joked she'd told Ryan his presents had been lost in the post, but really she'd piled them all up in the living room ready to be opened.

What a lucky boy!

Ryan's present haul was pretty huge (Credit: Instagram/@lucymeck1)

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Last month, Ryan revealed that his daughter, 10-year-old Scarlett, who he shares with ex-girlfriend Tina O'Brien, likes to 'copy' Lucy - and he's not impressed.

He posted a video to his Instagram Stories of Scarlett getting her nails painted alongside Lucy, and commented that he doesn't like it.

Lucy and Scarlett were having a pamper session (Credit: Instagram/@ryanthomas84)

Ryan said: "Now everyone knows I do not like my daughter wearing nail varnish.

"I want her to be a child for as as long as possible, but she wants to copy people like this [Lucy] - her inspriation."

Scarlett's toes were being painted gold (Credit: Instagram/ryanthomas84)

He carried on by saying: "It's a one off, right, it's a one off. Did you hear me? Scarlett?

"Let's have a look, show everyone, disgusting, absolutely disgusting."

Scarlett then looked up at him and quipped back: "You're disgusting."

"I can't believe I'm letting you do this," Ryan replied.

Scarlett didn't take her father too seriously (Credit: Instagram/ryanthomas84)

Ryan and Lucy have been dating since 2017 when they met on reality survival show The Island.

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