It is a world away from cobbled streets and the bar of the Rovers Return but former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas has entered the famous Big Brother house and immediately bagged as Vice President along side fellow house mate and President Kirstie Alley.

 

Preidents(Pictures Channel 5) President and Vice President Kirstie Alley and Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas is a British actor best known for playing Jason Grimshaw in ITV’s Coronation Street.

Since his rise to fame Ryan has been the subject of many tabloid headlines.

Over the last year Ryan has been dating reality star and fitness guru Lucy Mecklenburgh. The couple first met when appearing on the TV series Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.

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Ryan says “I’m doing Celebrity Big Brother for a new challenge, new experiences and hopefully for people to see the real me.”

“I’ll be the housemate who brings fun, laughter, maybe tears in a good way, hopefully what the Celebrity Big Brother house needs.”

“My idea of a bad housemate is someone who is confrontational and always trying to make an argument out nothing. It’s a close environment and any negativity will show through.”

Big Brother continues Channel 5 at 9pm tomorrow