Ryan Thomas has been in the Celebrity Big Brother house for the past few weeks, meaning he unfortunately had to miss girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh’s 27th birthday.
Luckily, Lucy’s special occasion fell days before Ryan’s drama with Roxanne Pallett after she accused him of “punching her in the ribs”, and the former Coronation Street actor had something huge organised for his beautiful partner, despite him being miles away in the CBB house, to make her day extra special.
After Lucy revealed she broke down in tears over her boyfriend’s scenes in the Channel 5 house, former contestant Natalie Nunn spoke about how much of a “nice guy” her co-star is.
Natalie told The Sun Online Ryan had organised a sweet surprise for his girlfriend as she celebrated her birthday without him, arranging for his daughter Scarlett to give her his gift.
The American reality star said: “It was his girlfriend’s birthday and he was in tears. He was crying because he wasn’t there. He told me everything he thought she was doing.
“He told me he had bought her a Rolex watch. And that his daughter Scarlett was giving it to her. He had this card he had written for her and Scarlett gave it to her with the Rolex watch.
[Lucy Mecklenburgh/ Instagram]
“He was a nice guy, he was in tears. He said he missed her, he wanted to hold her. He talked about her a lot and he never once did anything out of character or anything to disrespect her. The sweetest guy in the house is Ryan.”
Natalie’s words of praise for Ryan come after his girlfriend Lucy said she was “in tears” watching her boyfriend get upset on the show.
The 27 year old posted several snaps of Ryan looking visibly upset in the house to her Instagram story alongside comments such as: “I wanna give him a cuddle! My baby” and “Killing me!!!!”
Fitness guru Lucy then posted a sweet throwback picture of her in bed with Ryan as they posed with an array of chocolates and snacks.
Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas are pictured packing on the PDA on holiday [Instagram ]
Posting underneath the picture, she wrote: “’May 2017 when I fell in love with Ryan Thomas and u can now all see why x
“It’s been the hardest couple of days. Watching the person u love go through hell. It’s been extremely upsetting and uncomfortable to watch. I still can’t imagine how painful this all must have been for him, I really can’t.
“I’m trying not to to be honest as every time I do I burst into tears and want to get into my car to drive to Elstree to get him out!! But finally it’s over. Thank you for all the kind supportive messages u have sent me and ryans family. P.S Karma.”
Lucy even contemplated going to Elstree Studios to take him out of the situation herself.