Strictly Come Dancing bosses desperate to sign Ryan Thomas after he completes 10 marathons in 10 days

STRICTLY Come Dancing bosses are desperate to sign up Ryan Thomas for the next series.

The former Coronation Street star was greeted like a hero last night after completing an incredible 10 marathons in 10 days to raise money for a mental health charity.

And it's put him firmly on the radar of the BBC dancing show as they line him up for the ballroom.

A source told us: "Ryan turned the show down last year as he didn't want to be apart from Lucy [Mecklenburgh, fiancé] and baby Roman for that long, but he's been offered a place again this year and he's considering it – once he's rested his aching feet that is.

"Bosses think he'd be really good on the show. Everyone knows and loves him from Corrie and his ITV show."

Strictly had no comment. A representative for Ryan has been contacted for comment.


Ryan has turned his back on acting after 16 years on Corrie as Jason Grimshaw and a short spell on Australian soap Neighbours.

He won Celebrity Big Brother in 2018 during which he was falsely and controversially accused by Roxanne Pallett of hitting her.

More recently he appeared on screens in his family show Mancs in Mumbai in which he travelled to India to explore his heritage with his late dad Dougie and brothers Scott and Adam.

The brothers also have a popular Mancs on the Mic podcast in which they openly discuss their feelings and lives.

Yesterday Ryan shed tears and hugged his family as he completed his gruelling 10 day marathon challenge.

The 36-year-old completed 10 marathons in 10 days to raise money for suicide prevention charity CALM.

Ryan received a hero's welcome when he arrived in his hometown of Manchester after walking all the way from London.

Fiancé Lucy gave him a big kiss on the lips in front of the crowd when he arrived.

The star was also greeted by his young son Roman, who he lifted up into the air with joy.

Daughter Scarlett – who he shares with Tina O'Brien – and his brothers also greeted him at the finish line.

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