Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas reveal gender of their baby

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas reveal gender of their baby

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas have announced that they are having a baby boy.

Former The Only Way Is Essex star Mecklenburgh revealed the sex of their first child in a video on Instagram.

The clip showed her reading the results to Thomas, who sat beside her expectantly.

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EPSOM, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 01: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh watch the racing as they attend 'Derby Day' of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse on June 1, 2019 in Epsom, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/08/08: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh arrive at the Bloomsbury Street Kitchen Restaurant Launch Party in London. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/07/14: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Luxe cinema, Leicester Square in London. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh attend the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)
EPSOM, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 01: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh watch the racing as they attend 'Derby Day' of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse on June 1, 2019 in Epsom, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
EPSOM, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 01: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh watch the racing as they attend 'Derby Day' of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse on June 1, 2019 in Epsom, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh attends the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London 90th Anniversary at Grosvenor House on April 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/04/30: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House - 90th anniversary party at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: (L-R) Lucy Mecklenburgh, Natalie Rushdie, Ryan Thomas, Iain Stirling, Laura Whitmore and Imelda May celebrate the 90th Anniversary of JW Marriott Grosvenor House London on April 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for JW Marriott Grosvenor House London)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh celebrate the 90th Anniversary of JW Marriott Grosvenor House London on April 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for JW Marriott Grosvenor House London)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh celebrate the 90th Anniversary of JW Marriott Grosvenor House London on April 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for JW Marriott Grosvenor House London)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/01/29: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh attends the La Boheme Press Night at The Coliseum. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh during the Pride Of Britain Awards 2018, in partnership with TSB, honouring the nation's unsung heroes and recognising the amazing achievements of ordinary people, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh attend the Specsavers 'Spectacle Wearer Of The Year' at 8 Northumberland Avenue on October 24, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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"It's a boy," she said excitedly, as the actor shouted with joy and threw his arms in the air.

Appearing close to tears, he hugged Mecklenburgh.

"I knew it was a boy, I knew, I knew," she said.

"You know what I just knew, it's not a surprise to me."

The couple have been in a relationship since 2017 after meeting on Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls.

Thomas, who played Jason Grimshaw in Corrie from 2000 until 2016, proposed during a holiday in Italy in June this year.

They announced in August that they were expecting a baby.

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