First look at Ryan Thomas on the set of Neighbours
Ryan is loving life down under(picture: Channel 5)

Ryan Thomas is taking to life in Ramsay Street like shrimps to a barbie.

The first images of the actor on set running lines have emerged, and he’s bearing a lot of heavage as the dark and mysterious Raphael.

In real life he’s become good mates with the younger members of the crew, and can count Matt Wilson aka Aaron Brennan as his new BFF.

First look at Ryan Thomas on the set of Neighbours
(Picture: Channel 5)

Ryan has left the cobbles of Wetherfield miles behind him, and has been taking in the Aussie sights with his new friends, including last week’s Spring Racing Carnival

Thomas has been shooting on the much-loved soap since early October and according to sources, has been taken under the wing by the younger cast in particular, taking in Melbourne’s social scene with them, including last week’s Spring Racing Carnival with Tim Kano, aka Leo.

A source said: ‘For someone with a big profile like Ryan, cast and crew have really been taken by surprise by the English star’s laidback and kind nature – he will be missed when he wraps up his guest role at the end of next week.’

Thomas’s scenes will air in the UK in February and March.

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