Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon dumps boyfriend for fame
'Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon has split from her boyfriend.
The 20-year-old actress - who is known for playing Bethany Platt - has dumped her childhood sweetheart Ryan Roberts following three years of dating due to her hefty work schedule.
A source explained to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "They thought they'd be together forever and landing the role in 'Corrie' was literally a dream come true for Lucy.
"But the reality is that she works massively long hours and then there are a lot of awards ceremonies and other bashes to go to and Ryan is quite a shy bloke and wasn't into the whole celebrity circuit thing.
"It is a shame and they are both gutted but they will remain friends. There wasn't anyone else involved - except 'Corrie'."
The split will no doubt come as a shock to friends as the former couple moved into a flat together in Manchester last June so Lucy didn't have to travel so far to get to the studio.
She said of her handsome beau at the time: "He's lovely and really down to earth. We're enjoying living together."
Meanwhile, although Lucy's love life may have crumbled before her eyes, the blonde beauty's career is excelling.
The talented star was nominated for Best Newcomer by Inside Soap magazine last year for her role on the Cobbles.