Lucy Mecklenburgh has told boyfriend Ryan Thomas he’s already “smashing it” in the Celebrity Big Brother house.
The former TOWIE star raced home from a photoshoot to watch her ex-Coronation Street star beau enter the famous CBB house on Thursday night.
A thrilled Lucy shared a photo to Instagram Stories showing her watching the launch episode.
When Ryan arrived, she told fans: “My babe. Wanna give him a cuddle. So glad I made it back in time to watch.”
She also shared a photo of Ryan at the launch alongside a love heart eyes emoji. Aw!
Lucy also posted a throwback photo of herself and Ryan on a recent holiday to Greece, adding the caption: “Already smashing it.”
After meeting on Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island, the couple have been notoriously private about their romance so it’s unlikely Ryan will be spilling any beans about Lucy on TV.
Ryan previously told Now magazine: “It’s so difficult because every time someone asks me about a relationship it takes away from what I’m trying to do.
“I’d love to sit here and talk about Lucy all day long, but it takes away from what I’m doing. I’ll happily have a drink with you and talk about it all day long, but not today!”
Lucy, meanwhile, told The Sun’s Fabulous magazine: “[Keeping things private] just feels very natural for both of us, which is quite ironic cos we met on a TV show, but it’s just happened.
“It’s about growing up, I think. We’ve both had public relationships, and there’s less pressure when we have things in our life that are private. It feels more special.”
Meanwhile, Lucy isn’t the only celebrity publicly backing Ryan for the win!
The former Corrie star – best known for playing Jason Grimshaw – has also received messages of support from former co-stars including Brooke Vincent, who shared a photo of herself, boyfriend Kean Bryan and Ryan on a recent holiday.
She wrote: “Our @ryanthomas84. You Always Have Our Back!! We Got Yours!! Go & Show The World Why We Love You!! Do Your Thing You Got This!!”
Ryan’s famous brothers, Adam and Scott, have also spoken out.
Love Island’s Scott appeared on the CBB launch show to big up Ryan on Thursday night before posting 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.”
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Ex-Emmerdale and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Adam echoed that sentiment on his own Instagram.
He said: “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).”
Celebrity Big Brother airs nightly at 9pm on CBB.
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