Split fears for Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh

Actor is currently Down Under

They only made their relationship official in July of this year.

But it looks like Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas may have already called time on their romance.

The former TOWIE beauty took to Instagram to share a story featuring a frog, captioning it: “I seem to attract frogs/toads” – which appeared to be a dig at her beau.

Lucy’s cryptic post (Credit: Instagram)

No doubt the rift has been caused by the news of Ryan’s latest job on Neighbours – as the “bad boy of Ramsay Street” Rafael Humphreys, which will mean relocating to Australia.

And as Lucy’s burgeoning fitness empire takes off, it’s unlikely she fancies upping sticks and moving to the other side of the world.

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The pair first got close when they met on the set of Channel 4’s Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, in April of this year.

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The duo shared a summer romance (Credit: Channel 4)

And they made their courtship official courtside, appearing together at Wimbledon in July where they watched the world’s best players do battle.

It won’t be the first time unfortunate Lucy has a high-profile romance play out in the media, having been engaged to TOWIE co-star Mario Falcone.

Discussing her new relationship, the brunette beauty said: “I was put on national television two weeks into being 19 years old.

“When I was hurt, it all played out on camera and it was really tough.”

Ryan, however, was all smiles as his official unveiling as Neighbours’ newest star took place.

Ryan has a new adventure Down Under (Credit: Channel 5)

He’s set to play mysterious Rafael Humphreys, a role that promises to test his comfort zones as an actor.

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Ryan said: “I spoke to the producer and found out more – it was very different from anything I’d played before – it was quite a deep, dark story, that really interested me.

“It’s a new challenge and I can’t wait to start filming.”

We hope they can patch things up!