Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas announce they’re expecting their first child together

Lucy Mecklenburgh and fiancé Ryan Thomas have revealed that they will be welcoming their first baby together.

The pair shared the exciting news with fans on Lucy’s Instagram, with a picture of the couple celebrating her birthday.

In the snap, Lucy’s blossoming baby bump is visible, and he’s also holding an adorable baby grow.

In the caption, she wrote: ‘Best birthday present I’ve ever had 👶🤰 love you @ryanthomas84 ❤️🥰’.

Lots of fans, friends and family members were quick to congratulate the couple – including Ryan’s brother Adam.

Seemingly unaware of the exciting baby news, he wrote: ‘Adam Thomas What!!!!!!! Is this a wind up!!!!? I can’t believe it !!!! Am gonna be an uncle !!!! So happy man congrats guys !! X❤️❤️❤️’

Lydia Bright, who recently shared exciting baby news of her own, also commented: ‘Wohooooooooo, we can finally scream it from the roof tops. Can’t wait for our babies to be best friends ❤️.’

The couple’s announcement comes just two months after they got engaged in a romantic holiday in Italy.

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Welcome to the family @lucymeck1 💍❤️

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They’ve also recently discussed starting a family together, with Lucy telling OK! Magazine: ‘At the start of our relationship, Ryan told me that he couldn’t see himself having any more children.’

But Ryan – who already shares daughter Scarlett with former Corrie co-star Tina O’Brien – changed his mind since, although it sounds it happened quicker than they’d expected it.

The actor said at the time: ‘I definitely want children with Lucy but I don’t think it’ll happen for a few years.’

Lucy has also told fans that even though the pair are getting married soon, they’re not planning to love together.

In an Instagram Q&A, Lucy declared she and fiancé Ryan would ‘always’ have two homes – he has a house in Manchester close to his daughter, and Lucy lives nears London.

‘It works well for us right now and we don’t see it changing anytime soon,’ she said.