Ryan Thomas hires life coach
Ryan Thomas has hired a 'Big Brother' loser as a life coach.
The 'Coronation Street' actor has recruited Stuart Pilkington - who featured on the reality show in 2008 - to teach him yoga and become more spiritual in the hope of turning his life around.
A source revealed: "Ryan is at an age now where he wants to get in touch with his spiritual side and talk through life's choices with someone who is a calming influence."
The 30-year-old actor chose to turn to the hunk, who runs his own yoga company, produces healthy juices and mentors several other stars, in a desperate bid to change after being made bankrupt in 2013.
They continued: "Stuart may be a former 'Big Brother' contestant but he is a wise man.
"He is very good-looking and in great shape but he thinks it's what's inside that makes a person, not the external packaging.
"He has been through a lot in life and knows the temptations out there for people in the public eye, like Ryan."
And pals are hoping the actor - who has starred as Jason Grimshaw on the ITV soap for the past 15 years - will quit his clubbing habit with the help of the fitness guru.
The source told The Sun newspaper: "He is bound to have a positive influence on Ryan and maybe he'll decide to ditch his partying lifestyle and settle down a bit."