Probably shouldn’t tell him he’s currently starring on a reality show then, or that one made his girlfriend famous.
The actor gave his strong opinion on reality shows, denouncing it as ‘bad TV’ – all while speaking to ex Towie star Dan Osborne, and seemingly forgetting how his girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh found fame.
Speaking to Dan in the bedroom, he said: ‘I was a bit of a snob about reality TV. I used to really turn my nose up at it.
‘I’ve never watched Towie in my life before but as an actor, Towie took us out the game really.’
He complained reality stars earn more than actors, and blamed production companies for the shift in fame.
Ryan added: ‘[Soap stars] were the most famous people in the country at the time and then Towie came along and it was like, “Wow, this new thing’s come along”.
‘As actors we put our neck out a little bit and we work really hard and these people are coming in and being themselves and they’re earning more money than we are.