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Ryan Thomas reveals his trip to Indian slum was a wake-up call 

by Norberto Philp (2020-05-25)

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He recently detailed the struggles of raising his newborn son without his family amid the coronavirus lockdown. 

And Ryan Thomas continued to reflect after claiming his trip to an Indian slum, for the upcoming ITV series Absolutely India: Mancs in Mumbai, helped him make sense of life. 

The former Coronation Street star, 35, said the month-long journey alongside younger brothers Adam and Scott, both 31, was a wake-up call that fame and thác bản giốc fortune were not the only marks of success.






Eye-opening: Ryan Thomas said his trip to an Indian slum, for ITV series Absolutely India: Mancs in Mumbai, helped him make sense of life. (L-R) Scott, Ryan, Dougie and Adam Thomas


Ryan told The Sun: 'It took us all aback. That slum was just full of fun and ­laughter, smiles on all their faces.






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'It was a real eye opener. We don't need all the ­materialistic things we think we do.'

Brother Scott, best known for his stint on Love Island in 2016, added: 'You've got people over there who have nothing but are so content. It put things into ­perspective.'   


















Family: The trio were also joined by their formerly-estranged dad Dougie, 72, whose father, former journalist Nolan, emigrated to Britain from India in 1947


The brothers visited the Dharavi slum which is the most ­populated place on earth with 700,000 people living in just 0.8 square miles.  

The trio were also joined by their formerly-estranged dad Dougie, 72, whose father, former journalist Nolan, emigrated to Britain from India in 1947.

It comes after Ryan, who welcomed his baby son Roman five weeks ago, detailed the struggles of raising his newborn without his family amid the coronavirus lockdown.

In a candid post shared earlier this month, the soap star admitted he was 'full of fear and loneliness' as he continues to self-isolate with fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh.

The actor, who shared his message alongside a sweet picture of himself kissing his son, also offered to provide new parents with baby supplies during the global crisis. 






'I'm full of fear and loneliness': Ryan Thomas has detailed the struggles of raising his three-week-old son Roman without his family amid the coronavirus lockdown on Saturday


Admitting quarantine has taken a toll on his mental health, Ryan said: 'Isolation. I've been thinking a lot about parents who are soon to bring a baby or just had a baby like ourselves into this crazy world we live in right now. 

'Something none of us imagined. What is suppose to be one of the most special times in your life is full fear and loneliness.' [sic]

Crediting his partner Lucy, 28, for lifting his spirits amid the pandemic, the father-of-two explained: 'Everyday is a new challenge with a new born, luckily me & Lucy have each other & work hard as a team to look after our baby in our little bubble. 

'It is unsettling not having support and reassurance from loved ones and the knowledge of normal medical care available if needed and it makes you feel very vulnerable.  













'To all parents out there you need to know you are doing such an amazing job.' [sic]  

The thespian also lent a helping hand by offering to send out baby products to those struggling to adjust to parenthood. 

Ryan ended his post: 'It's only small gesture but if you need anything nappies, baby grows, formula things maybe I can send in the post that we have or I can order for you online.

'Please dm me your address & what you need and I'll try and do as much I can to help as know it must be a difficult time right now. Stay strong & positive ❤️' [sic] 






Apart: Boris Johnson's drastic lockdown measure has kept Ryan apart from his loved ones, even causing his eldest daughter Scarlett, 11, to meet her baby brother via FaceTime (pictured)


He and former TOWIE star Lucy welcomed baby boy Roman Ravello last month, following a three-year romance. 

The fitness guru announced her pregnancy last August, after the hunk proposed during a trip to Italy's Amalfi Coast in June. The couple met on Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls in early 2017. 

Ryan also has an 11-year-old daughter, Scarlett, who he shares with 36-year-old Tina O'Brien after the couple dated rom 2003 until 2009. 

Absolutely India: Mancs In Mumbai will air on ITV Wednesday 8pm.






The Ex Files: Ryan also has an 11-year-old daughter, Scarlett, who he shares with 36-year-old Tina O'Brien (Tina pictured pregnant with Scarlett in 2008)




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Ryan Thomas says trip to Indian slum helped make 'sense of life' - Mirror Online

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