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Ryan Thomas has confessed he's been drinking two bottles of red wine a night.

The 36 year old, who recently admitted he "misses spending time with his fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh", spoke out about his drinking habits amid the third national lockdown on his podcast Mancs on the Mic.

Speaking to twin brothers Adam and Scott, 32, the former Coronation Street star explained that he's been trying to find "any excuse" to open another bottle.

“I’m literally just finding any excuse to have a drink," he said. "It’s like, everything’s all or nothing, so it’s not even like I have a couple of drinks."

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The dad-of-two, who shares nearly-one year old son Roman with Lucy and daughter Scarlett, 12, with ex Tina O'Brien, continued: “I’ll have two bottles of red wine and I’m like, 'Why?' I’ve got to get up tomorrow and I’ve got a routine with Roman and with Lucy and I’ve got commitments and I've got jobs coming up that I need to be focused for.

"I've got to go, 'Right, here's my end goal, I deserve to have this drink. It's my treat, it's my reward,' and that's what I want it to become.

"And at the moment, I'm still tackling it like it comes to the weekend and it just wipes me out for the whole week."

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Ryan, who recently admitted to having rows with Lucy, 29, over his love of sleep while she takes care of their son, added: “It’s just a constant battle man, and I hate it, I hate myself for it."

It comes as the soap star recently opened up about self-improvement after receiving backlash about his comments on his parenting.

He was criticised by fans after saying that he misses the “old Lucy” before she became a mum.

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Speaking with his brothers Adam and Scott Thomas on their podcast, Ryan revealed that he misses spending quality time with Lucy and that they don’t have any time just the two of them since Roman’s arrival.

Ryan received a barrage of comments for his views online, with one writing: “Wow, just what a new mum wants to hear,” while another added: “Babies come first”.

Following his comments Ryan took to Instagram to open up about improving himself.

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He shared a quote reading: “There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself”.

Ryan captioned the post: "Self improvement" alongside a raising hands emoji.

He also shared another quote on his Instagram Story reading: “If you don’t challenge yourself, you will never realise what you can become.”

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