Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas kiss at Melbourne Races


She has fuelled rumours she could enter the I’m A Celebrity jungle after joining boyfriend Ryan Thomas in Australia just days before the new series.

But all eyes were on Lucy Mecklenburgh for a different reason on Saturday as she packed on the PDA with her actor beau Ryan Thomas at the sun-soaked Stakes Day Races in Melbourne.

The former TOWIE star, 26, and her ex Coronation Street boyfriend, 33, couldn’t resist each other as they leaned in for a steamy kiss at the races, with Ryan holding onto his love as he whispered sweet nothings to her.

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I'm A Celeb rumours: All eyes were on Lucy Mecklenburgh for a different reason on Saturday as she packed on the PDA with her actor beau Ryan Thomas at the sun-soaked Stakes Day Races in Melbourne 

I'm A Celeb rumours: All eyes were on Lucy Mecklenburgh for a different reason on Saturday as she packed on the PDA with her actor beau Ryan Thomas at the sun-soaked Stakes Day Races in Melbourne 

I’m A Celeb rumours: All eyes were on Lucy Mecklenburgh for a different reason on Saturday as she packed on the PDA with her actor beau Ryan Thomas at the sun-soaked Stakes Day Races in Melbourne 

Close: The former TOWIE star, 26, and her ex Coronation Street boyfriend, 33, couldn't resist each other as they leaned in for a steamy kiss at the races before staring at each other with affection

Close: The former TOWIE star, 26, and her ex Coronation Street boyfriend, 33, couldn't resist each other as they leaned in for a steamy kiss at the races before staring at each other with affection

Close: The former TOWIE star, 26, and her ex Coronation Street boyfriend, 33, couldn’t resist each other as they leaned in for a steamy kiss at the races before staring at each other with affection

Lucy looked stunning in a powder blue floral tiered gown, which flashed the star’s cleavage through a semi-sheer panel across the chest.

The elegant cinched in waist hugged the fitness fanatic’s slender waist while the tiered skirt gave the outfit an effortlessly vintage feel.

Lucy paired the gown with silver sparkling stilettos and wore a cream fascinator in her hair.

Her brunette locks were styled sleek and straight  and she accentuated her pretty features with a light dusting of make-up.

Elegant: Lucy looked stunning in a powder blue floral tiered gown, which flashed the star's cleavage through a semi-sheer panel across the chest

Elegant: Lucy looked stunning in a powder blue floral tiered gown, which flashed the star's cleavage through a semi-sheer panel across the chest

Elegant: Lucy looked stunning in a powder blue floral tiered gown, which flashed the star’s cleavage through a semi-sheer panel across the chest

Stylish couple: The elegant cinched in waist hugged the fitness fanatic's slender waist while the tiered skirt gave the outfit an effortlessly vintage feel

Stylish couple: The elegant cinched in waist hugged the fitness fanatic's slender waist while the tiered skirt gave the outfit an effortlessly vintage feel

Stylish couple: The elegant cinched in waist hugged the fitness fanatic’s slender waist while the tiered skirt gave the outfit an effortlessly vintage feel

Chic: Matching her pastel palette, her hunky beau Ryan had also dressed to impress in an ivory jacket and waistcoat , paired with a navy and red polka dot tie, fitted blue shirt and dark chinos

Matching her pastel palette, her hunky beau Ryan had also dressed to impress in an ivory jacket and waistcoat , paired with a navy and red polka dot tie, fitted blue shirt and dark chinos.

He added an extra stylish edge with a cream panama hat and shades. 

Earlier this week the star shared a snap of herself relaxing on the same roof terrace as Ryan – who is also hotly tipped to be heading to the jungle.

And eagle-eyed fans were quick to speculate that the couple might be tipped for the outback, with one follower writing ‘Oh, I’m A Celeb is coming up… go figure!’ 

Rumour has it: Lucy fuelled rumours she could enter the I'm A Celebrity jungle after joining boyfriend Ryan in Australia just days before the new series

Rumour has it: Lucy fuelled rumours she could enter the I'm A Celebrity jungle after joining boyfriend Ryan in Australia just days before the new series

Rumour has it: Lucy fuelled rumours she could enter the I’m A Celebrity jungle after joining boyfriend Ryan in Australia just days before the new series

Lucy shared a shot of herself soaking up the rays on a lounger, which she captioned: ‘Friday feeling #penthouse #melbourne #fridayvibes #travel #australia #penthousegoals.’

‘So you and Ryan Thomas are in Oz, oh and I’m a celeb is coming up, go figure!’ one fan wrote, while another speculated ‘Jungle?’ 

Another defended Lucy, writing: ‘She goes out with Ryan who’s filming Neighbours so could just be out visiting him .’

Ryan posted a snap from the same spot, echoing his girlfriend’s caption by writing ‘Friday feeling’.

Hmm: The TOWIE star shared a snap of herself relaxing on the same roof terrace as Coronation Street star Ryan - who is also hotly tipped to be heading to the jungle

Hmm: The TOWIE star shared a snap of herself relaxing on the same roof terrace as Coronation Street star Ryan - who is also hotly tipped to be heading to the jungle

Hmm: The TOWIE star shared a snap of herself relaxing on the same roof terrace as Coronation Street star Ryan – who is also hotly tipped to be heading to the jungle

Looks familiar: Ryan posted a snap from the same spot, echoing his girlfriend's caption by writing 'Friday feeling'

Looks familiar: Ryan posted a snap from the same spot, echoing his girlfriend's caption by writing 'Friday feeling'

Looks familiar: Ryan posted a snap from the same spot, echoing his girlfriend’s caption by writing ‘Friday feeling’

Interesting: Lucy has flown out to visit Ryan, while he settles into his new role on the Australian soap, and has been documenting her stay in Melbourne on her own social media channels - but has noticeably chosen to keep her reunion with Ryan private

Interesting: Lucy has flown out to visit Ryan, while he settles into his new role on the Australian soap, and has been documenting her stay in Melbourne on her own social media channels - but has noticeably chosen to keep her reunion with Ryan private

Interesting: Lucy has flown out to visit Ryan, while he settles into his new role on the Australian soap, and has been documenting her stay in Melbourne on her own social media channels – but has noticeably chosen to keep her reunion with Ryan private

One follower penned: ‘How you look when you know the jungle will be a holiday compared to the island. Thought he might be killing two birds with one stone.’ 

Ryan has been hotly tipped for the new series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here which is set to return to ITV on November 19. However, the lineup for the new series is yet to be confirmed. 

Lucy has flown out to visit Ryan, while he settles into his new role on the Australian soap, and has been documenting her stay in Melbourne on her own social media channels – but has noticeably chosen to keep her reunion with Ryan private.

Speculation: Eagle-eyed fans were quick to speculate that the couple might be tipped for the outback, with one follower writing 'Oh, I'm A Celeb is coming up... go figure!

Speculation: Eagle-eyed fans were quick to speculate that the couple might be tipped for the outback, with one follower writing 'Oh, I'm A Celeb is coming up... go figure!

Speculation: Eagle-eyed fans were quick to speculate that the couple might be tipped for the outback, with one follower writing ‘Oh, I’m A Celeb is coming up… go figure!

Exciting: Ryan has been hotly tipped for the new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here which is set to return to ITV on November 19 - although the lineup for the new series is yet to be confirmed

Exciting: Ryan has been hotly tipped for the new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here which is set to return to ITV on November 19 - although the lineup for the new series is yet to be confirmed

Exciting: Ryan has been hotly tipped for the new series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here which is set to return to ITV on November 19 – although the lineup for the new series is yet to be confirmed

What split? Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh have reunited in Melbourne, following his move to Australia to work on Neighbours, and he was seen proudly filming her dancing on Tuesday

What split? Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh have reunited in Melbourne, following his move to Australia to work on Neighbours, and he was seen proudly filming her dancing on Tuesday

She got the moves! Clearly having a ball and no doubt thrilled to be reunited with her beau, Lucy was seen sexily dancing while clad in a dark pair of skinny jeans and a pretty gingham top

She got the moves! Clearly having a ball and no doubt thrilled to be reunited with her beau, Lucy was seen sexily dancing while clad in a dark pair of skinny jeans and a pretty gingham top

What split? Ryan and Lucy have reunited in Melbourne, following his move to Australia to work on Neighbours, and he was seen proudly filming her dancing on Tuesday

She did, however, share snaps of her partying with Olympia Valance during the couple’s recent get-together with friends.

His addition to the Neighbours cast was confirmed in October, with Lucy gushing that she was ‘proud’ of the star for landing his new role as Rafael Humphreys – described as a loner with dark secrets – two years after leaving Coronation Street. 

Meanwhile the couple were rocked by claims that Lauren Goodger planned to enter the I’m A Celebrity jungle to flirt with Ryan.

Sources claimed she wanted to seek revenge on Lucy Mecklenburgh, who dated her ex-fiance Mark Wright six years ago.  

However, Lauren has furiously denied reports she is planning to ‘get her own back’ on Lucy by ‘flirting’ with the online fitness guru’s boyfriend Ryan on the new series ofI’m A Celebrity, branding the claims ‘absolute rubbish’.  

Awkward: Lauren Goodger, 31, has found herself at the centre of claims she is still holding a grudge when it comes to Mark Wright's past romance with Lucy Mecklenburgh and is planning to seek revenge on her former TOWIE co-star

Awkward: Lauren Goodger, 31, has found herself at the centre of claims she is still holding a grudge when it comes to Mark Wright's past romance with Lucy Mecklenburgh and is planning to seek revenge on her former TOWIE co-star

Awkward: Lauren Goodger, 31, has found herself at the centre of claims she is still holding a grudge when it comes to Mark Wright’s past romance with Lucy Mecklenburgh and is planning to seek revenge on her former TOWIE co-star

Lucy had dated Mark back in 2011, following the breakdown of his relationship with Lauren, but their romance had been brief, as Mark later reunited with childhood sweetheart Lauren and popped the question.

Sources had claimed to Closer magazine that Lauren is still ‘furious’ over the short-lived romance, telling the publication: ‘Lauren’s never got over Lucy’s ‘affair’, as she called it, with Mark and has held a grudge ever since.

‘As soon as she saw Ryan was rumoured to join her in the jungle, she saw it as an opportunity to give Lucy a taste of her own medicine.’

They added: ‘She’s got no serious plans to steal Ryan, but she would like Lucy to realise how humiliating it felt for her when she was linked to Mark.’

However, when contacted by MailOnline, a representative for Lauren denied this is the case. They said: ‘This is absolute rubbish and no truth in any of it!’ 

MailOnline have also contacted a representative for Lucy for comment.

'Absolute rubbish': But she has furiously denied reports she is planning to 'get her own back' on Lucy by 'flirting' with the online fitness guru's boyfriend Ryan Thomas on the new series of I'm A Celebrity

'Absolute rubbish': But she has furiously denied reports she is planning to 'get her own back' on Lucy by 'flirting' with the online fitness guru's boyfriend Ryan Thomas on the new series of I'm A Celebrity

‘Absolute rubbish’: But she has furiously denied reports she is planning to ‘get her own back’ on Lucy by ‘flirting’ with the online fitness guru’s boyfriend Ryan Thomas on the new series of I’m A Celebrity

Rise to prominence: Lauren's relationship with ex-fiance Mark Wright saw her thrown into the spotlight seven years ago, with their engagement and subsequent split shortly after playing out for fans to see on The Only Way Is Essex

Rise to prominence: Lauren's relationship with ex-fiance Mark Wright saw her thrown into the spotlight seven years ago, with their engagement and subsequent split shortly after playing out for fans to see on The Only Way Is Essex

Rise to prominence: Lauren’s relationship with ex-fiance Mark Wright saw her thrown into the spotlight seven years ago, with their engagement and subsequent split shortly after playing out for fans to see on The Only Way Is Essex

Lucy had previously dated Mark, who is now happily married to his actress wife Michelle Keegan, six years ago, following his brief split from Lauren. 

Their romance had dominated the first series of TOWIE, where Lauren and Lucy were pitted against each other as love rivals and the latter was ultimately dumped by Mark at the end of the series. 

Following his split with Lucy, Mark then rekindled his romance with Lauren and had proposed to his ex of 10 years in front of the cameras during series two of the ITVBe reality series. 

Their engagement, however, was short-lived and the pair later went their separate ways, following claims Lauren had been ‘unfaithful’ to Mark. 

Onscreen engagement: Mark had proposed to his ex of 10 years in front of the cameras during series two of the ITVBe reality series - their engagement, however, was short-lived and the pair later went their separate ways, following claims Lauren had been 'unfaithful' to Mark

Onscreen engagement: Mark had proposed to his ex of 10 years in front of the cameras during series two of the ITVBe reality series - their engagement, however, was short-lived and the pair later went their separate ways, following claims Lauren had been 'unfaithful' to Mark

Onscreen engagement: Mark had proposed to his ex of 10 years in front of the cameras during series two of the ITVBe reality series – their engagement, however, was short-lived and the pair later went their separate ways, following claims Lauren had been ‘unfaithful’ to Mark

Single again: Lauren went on to find love with her jailbird ex-beau Joey Morrison, but the pair split in September following 15 months of dating, while Joey was still in prison

Single again: Lauren went on to find love with her jailbird ex-beau Joey Morrison, but the pair split in September following 15 months of dating, while Joey was still in prison

Single again: Lauren went on to find love with her jailbird ex-beau Joey Morrison, but the pair split in September following 15 months of dating, while Joey was still in prison

Smitten: Mark is now happily married to his actress wife Michelle Keegan whom he married in May 2015

Smitten: Mark is now happily married to his actress wife Michelle Keegan whom he married in May 2015

Smitten: Mark is now happily married to his actress wife Michelle Keegan whom he married in May 2015

Lauren went on to find love with her jailbird ex-beau Joey Morrison, but the pair split in September following 15 months of dating, while Joey was still in prison. 

Remaining on friendly terms, she admitted that the pair didn’t ‘fall out’ and she holds nothing but respect for him now that their relationship has come to an end.

For over a year, Lauren had been forced to visit Joey in prison, as he has been in the midst of serving a 16 year violent drugs-related prison sentence. He was convicted of a string of offences, including possession of a firearm, kidnapping, blackmail and actual bodily harm, and is due for a 2018 release.

Lucy, meanwhile, is now dating actor Ryan, after romance blossomed for the pair while filming for Bear Grylls: Celebrity Island and in the midst of water shortages, extreme hunger and tropical storms.

Tangled history: Lucy had dated Mark back in 2011, following the breakdown of his relationship with Lauren, but their romance had been brief, as Mark later reunited with childhood sweetheart Lauren and popped the question

Tangled history: Lucy had dated Mark back in 2011, following the breakdown of his relationship with Lauren, but their romance had been brief, as Mark later reunited with childhood sweetheart Lauren and popped the question

Tangled history: Lucy had dated Mark back in 2011, following the breakdown of his relationship with Lauren, but their romance had been brief, as Mark later reunited with childhood sweetheart Lauren and popped the question

Loved-up: The brunette beauty is now dating actor Ryan, after romance blossomed for the pair while filming for Bear Grylls: Celebrity Island

Loved-up: The brunette beauty is now dating actor Ryan, after romance blossomed for the pair while filming for Bear Grylls: Celebrity Island

Loved-up: The brunette beauty is now dating actor Ryan, after romance blossomed for the pair while filming for Bear Grylls: Celebrity Island

Strength to strength? They continued their romance back on home soil and things appear to be serious between the pair, as Lucy has been introduced to Ryan's eight-year-old daughter Scarlet, whom he shares with Tina O'Brien

Strength to strength? They continued their romance back on home soil and things appear to be serious between the pair, as Lucy has been introduced to Ryan's eight-year-old daughter Scarlet, whom he shares with Tina O'Brien

Strength to strength? They continued their romance back on home soil and things appear to be serious between the pair, as Lucy has been introduced to Ryan’s eight-year-old daughter Scarlet, whom he shares with Tina O’Brien

They continued their romance back on home soil and things appear to be serious between the pair, as Lucy has been introduced to Ryan’s eight-year-old daughter Scarlet, whom he shares with Tina O’Brien. 

Ryan is currently in Australia after landing himself a role on soap Neighbours. Lucy had gushed how ‘proud’ she was of her beau, following news of his new addition to the cast surfacing, but the couple found themselves facing speculation they had split recently.

Lucy appeared to make a cryptic dig at her beau by sharing a photo of a frog to her Instagram story and posting: ‘I seem to attract frogs.’

While she never addressed the break up claims, Lucy appears to have since put the rumours to bed by tagging her beau in her social media activity since. 

New chapter: Ryan is currently in Australia after landing himself a role on soap Neighbours and Lucy had gushed how 'proud' she was of her beau, following news of his new addition to the cast surfacing

New chapter: Ryan is currently in Australia after landing himself a role on soap Neighbours and Lucy had gushed how 'proud' she was of her beau, following news of his new addition to the cast surfacing

New chapter: Ryan is currently in Australia after landing himself a role on soap Neighbours and Lucy had gushed how ‘proud’ she was of her beau, following news of his new addition to the cast surfacing

Known for wanting to keep their relationship private, she has made sure not to discuss the swirling claims, but did admit it can be ‘confusing’ when her social media posts are taken out of context in an interview with MailOnline.

‘I am used to it, you can never please anyone no matter what you post. It’s very, very odd. I’ve learnt to deal with it,’ she claimed. 

‘I’ve been in the public eye since I was 19, I’m 26 now. It’s confusing sometimes, but you have to let it go ahead over your head.’ 



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