Ryan Thomas broke the news he has quit acting.

The TV star had the first taste for fame on Coronation Street for 16 years before he starred on Neighbours.

His confession comes after the star shocked takeout customers by turning up on their doorsteps to deliver food in his £286,000 Rolls Royce.

Soap star fans couldn't believe their eyes when he emerged from lockdown.

Speaking on Mancs On The Mic show, Ryan admitted he's "really lost the bug" for acting which he puts down to rejection and not getting the jobs after a series of auditions.

He said: "It's so hard for me. I started off acting, I started off in that game and I really lost the bug for it.

Ryan Thomas announces he's quit acting as he admits he's 'lost the bug for it'
Ryan Thomas announces he's quit acting as he admits he's 'lost the bug for it'

"I feel the reason for losing the bug is rejection and going to auditions and not getting them."

The TV personality said he was happy with the new direction he was taking but didn't rule out returning to acting circles in the future.

In his personal life, he's incredibly love up with his fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh
In his personal life, he's incredibly love up with his fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh

"I’ve never had that before because social media wasn’t around. I never got it in Corrie because I never had social media when I was in Corrie. If I did, it was at the end but I was so established there that people saw me as fixtures and fittings, so I never really got that sort of negative criticism.

"It happens in all aspects but I just found it really really hard to deal with at first. I always think, ‘Oh, it’ll [the desire to act] come back at some point and maybe it will and it’s still something that I have in my locker if I want to explore it again. Right now I’m really happy with the direction I’m going."

Ryan unveiled his new job working at his brother Adam's restaurant The Spinn on social media.

"I'm just waiting outside The Spinn to pick up my next delivery. Make the call, you know you want to," Ryan told his followers.

"I might be coming to a home near you," the Jason Grimshaw actor teased.

In his personal life, he's incredibly love up with his fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh.

They have been raising their baby Roman together in lockdown.

Ryan also has a young daughter Scarlett with his ex Tina O'Brien.