Ryan Thomas and fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh lose five stone between them using son Roman as weight

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Ryan Thomas has opened up on the incredible weight loss journey he and his fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh have gone through.

The 36 year old, who recently sadly lost his soul singer father Dougie James, explained that the pair managed to shed five stone between them with the unlikely help of their baby boy Roman.

Coronation Street star Ryan said he and his 29 year old soon-to-be-wife used their seven month old son as a weight in replacement of dumbbells or other training equipment to achieve this goal.

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"We used to do some training with him in the park – exercises using Roman, which was hilarious," Ryan explained. "It's a day-to-day struggle with that boy, let me tell you, with how much weight he's putting on.

"I'm done in – I'm holding him up and I'm knackered. He is helping me get fit."

The dad-of-two, who recently looked unrecognisable as his other half straightened his hair, went on to explain that he gained a bit of weight during the first lockdown, but managed to drop the pounds with Lucy's fitness programme.

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The star also credited the brunette beauty with encouraging him on his journey as he said she held him accountable for following through with his plans.

Ryan told his brothers on his podcast Mancs on The Mic: "Sometimes I'll say, 'I'm going for a run' and she'll say, 'You've not been for that run yet'. I don't know if it's a nudge to say, 'You know, you've put on weight, you need to get out', or she is just trying to be nice."

It comes as the actor recently gushed over Lucy as he showed off her post-baby body months after she gave birth to their little boy Roman.

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Taking to his Instagram feed, the first snap showed her cradling her baby bump in gym gear as she wore a sports bra and high waisted leggings, while a second saw the star posing for a mirror selfie with an impossibly flat tummy.

In the caption, Ryan couldn't help but swoon over her as he wrote: "This was taken one week before our son was born SWIPE LEFT to now!! Madness!!!" alongside four clapping hands emojis.

He continued: "Not easy being a mummy & trying to stay healthy we are so proud of what you’ve achieved @lucymeck1," with a red heart emoji.

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Former TOWIE star Lucy was quick to comment as she corrected Ryan by saying: "The day before actually haha".

While celebrity friends praised the star as Vicky Pattison wrote: "Love this! Men supporting their leading ladies is always a WINNER!!"

Ryan's brother Scott said: "Looking PENG as Scarlett would say @lucymeck1," followed by a smiling emoji, fist bump emoji and a red heart emoji. Georgia Kousoulou added: "Wow," with two fire emojis and two cat heart eyes emojis.

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