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Ryan Thomas praises ex Tina O’Brien’s fiancé Adam Crofts

He called Adam a brilliant step-father to his and Tina's daughter

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Ryan Thomas has lavished praise on his ex-partner Tina O’Brien’s fiancé Adam Crofts.

The former Coronation Street star told OK! Magazine he couldn’t wish for a better stepfather for his and Tina’s nine-year-old daughter Scarlett.

Describing their bond, Ryan said: “Adam is cool, he’s just a lovely guy.”

Tina and Ryan pictured in 2006 (Credit: Z. Tomaszewski / WENN)

The 34-year-old added: “As a stepfather in Scarlett’s life, I’ve hit the jackpot. She adores him.”

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Ryan, who played Jason Grimshaw in Corrie, said he’d previously spent Christmas with Tina and Adam, revealing: “They welcome me into their home all the time and that’s really special.”

He also said he’s trained with Adam in the past, joking he’s jealous of how good Adam always looks!

Ryan’s girlfriend, ex-TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh, told the magazine that she also shares a good friendship with Tina and they hang out together as a family.

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas in Mykonos
Lucy and Ryan are invited to Tina and Adam’s wedding (Credit: Instagram @lucy_meck)

Both Ryan and Lucy have been invited to Tina and Adam’s upcoming wedding.

And the couple said they’d definitely return the favour if they ever got married, with Ryan explaining: “They’re so close to us and they’re always around so they’d have to be part of that.”

Ryan and Lucy met last year while filming Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island.

Tina O'Brien and Adam Crofts
Adam and Tina (Credit: Instagram @tinaob83)

Tina and Adam, meanwhile, met at a coffee shop when Scarlett ran over to chat with him – fate!

They have a son Beau, born in 2014.

Ryan is currently cooped up in the Celebrity Big Brother house, having entered the famous compound last week.

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Ryan Thomas on CBB
Ryan is currently in CBB (Credit: Channel 5)

He’s been supported at home by Lucy and his famous brothers, Love Island’s Scott Thomas and ex-Emmerdale star Adam Thomas.

When Ryan arrived at the CBB house, Lucy told fans: “My babe. Wanna give him a cuddle. So glad I made it back in time to watch.”

Lucy also posted a throwback photo of herself and Ryan on holiday to Greece, adding the caption: “Already smashing it.”

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She shared a sweet throwback picture of them (Credit: Instagram @lucymeck1)

Scott, meanwhile, said on Instagram: “Already so proud of the big bro ! Blown away by the love and support for him last night! Can’t wait to see him shine in the Big Brother house! Let’s get behind him till the end! Love ya bro.”

Adam added: “If you don’t know my big bro your in for a treat!! Was so nervous watching him tonight … I’m so proud the guy literally is the nicest guy you will ever meet I love him with all my heart and you guys will too … trust me!! get behind people what a guy !!! Well in brother go get em!! Balls of steal what u did tonight can’t wait to be on this journey with you bro xx (sic).”

Read Ryan and Lucy’s full interview in this week’s OK! Magazine, out now

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