Coronation Street’s Ryan Thomas is set to join Neighbours

Ryan Thomas - famous for playing Jason Grimshaw on Corrie – is now heading down under for a new role on Neightbours.

The former Coronation Street star will be heading to Erinsborough to play a new character by the name of Raphael, after ending his role as Jason in June 2016.

A source told The Mirror: “Ryan’s news may come as a bit of a surprise but people are confident he’ll make a big splash on Neighbours.

“He’ll bring his Corrie fans with him and earn a new legion of fans along the away.

“He is just waiting on his visa. Then he’ll be moving to Australia to film the show.”

Ryan's character left Corrie in emotional scenes last year. (Credit: ITV)

The move to Neighbours will come as a welcome change to Thomas, who was keen to get stuck into another role after leaving Weatherfield behind.

Speaking about his departure from Corrie at the time, Ryan told The Mirror: “For me, it’s about testing myself, getting creative, learning something new and playing a different character, which is something I’ve never done in 16 years.

“Even auditioning is exciting as the whole process is not something I’ve been involved in for many years.”

WATCH: Jason Grimshaw's Emotional Exit From Weatherfield - Coronation Street

While Neighbours are yet to confirm the casting, its looking like an exciting possibility.

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