Ryan Thomas has dismissed claims he is dating Imogen Thomas, insisting he is “very much single”.

The Coronation Street actor, who plays Jason Grimshaw, was pictured with the Welsh Big Brother babe at a theme park, leading to claims they are a couple.

But at the TV Choice awards, Ryan stressed: “Not at all. Imogen’s a friend of mine. We just went to Alton Towers, and now I’ve been paired off with her.”

He went on: “For the record I’ve never gone out with her and I’m not going out with her but she’s a good friend.”

Ryan broke up with former Corrie actress Tina O’Brien, with whom he as a daughter, last year, after six years together.

The actor added: “I’m very much single, I’ve never not been single since…” before tailing off and smiling cheekily.

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