Ryan Thomas mocked by brothers Adam and Scott over OTT reaction on Celebrity Island

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Former Corrie star Ryan Thomas had a complete meltdown during the first episode of Celebrity Island after getting cramp while swimming.

Ryan and nine other famous faces were put to the test as they trekked through the wilderness before setting up camp on a beach.

But the 33-year-old was left screaming in agony with his fellow islanders rushing to his aid.

The islanders helped carry Ryan onto the sand (Credit: Channel 4)

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With many viewers thinking he had been bitten by a shark or stung by a jelly fish it actually turned out to be just a cramp in his leg.

The contestants were enjoying a relaxing swim in the sea after trekking for hours when Ryan, who played Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street, started screaming in pain as they rushed to help him out of the water.

Managing to get him up on the sand Ryan was seen clutching his leg as the islanders attempted to soothe the pain.

If that wasn’t enough Ryan then stumbled upon a bees’ nest and managed to get stung several times.

He really didn’t get off to a good start.

Ryan was mocked for his dramatic reaction to cramp (Credit: Channel 4)

Viewers watching from home mocked Ryan’s dramatic reaction including his two brothers Emmerdale’s Adam Thomas and Love Island star Scott Thomas.

Adam, who got married at the weekend, tweeted: “Hahaha in stitches here!!! Cramp and bee stings all in one day @ryanjamesthomas off to a good start #CelebrityIsland.”

Meanwhile Scott, who was also watching from home, said: “I thought @ryanjamesthomas had been taken down by a crocodile!!! But oh no it was….cramp.”


Fans were also in hysterics over Ryan’s OTT reaction with one saying: “#CelebrityIsland was a good watch last night. Ryan Thomas getting cramp then stung 7 times was a highlight.”

“…first there’s almost being eaten by a shark (cramp) and then stung to death (7 bites) is Ryan Thomas just a massive GIRL #CelebrityIsland,” another tweeted.

A third wrote: “Thought Ryan had been bitten by a shark….turns out it’s cramp #celebrityisland.”

A fourth added: “I’ve never had cramp as bad a Ryan obviously! Such a drama queen  #CelebrityIsland.”

At the end of the show viewers were given a glimpse into next week’s episode showing lovebirds Ryan and former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh, 26, kissing for the first time.

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

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

Ryan can then be seen flashing his bum while Lucy 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.

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Lucy and Ryan shared their first kiss on the show earlier this year (Credit: Channel 4)

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The soap hunk can be heard saying: “We need each other.”

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.”