We didn’t expect this lot to be mates…

We’re used to seeing Ryan Thomas hanging out with his fellow Coronation Street stars, or his equally as famous brothers Adam and Scott, but it looks like he’s upgraded his friendship circle…

Ryan, 32, attended a Super Bowl party with Pretty Little Thing founder Umar Kamani this week – and rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood’s elite.

In one of his Instagram posts from the night, Ryan can be seen getting pretty friendly with actual P Diddy… because the bash was held at the rapper’s HOUSE. He captioned it: ‘Thanks for having us @Diddy Thanks for inviting me @umarkamani #superbowl.’

Ryan Thomas

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Another shot shows the former Corrie hunk posing with R&B singer Chris Brown.

Diddy and Chris weren’t the only A-listers in the vicinity: Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe’s ex-boyfriend French Montana, singer Miguel and Diddy’s girlfriend Cassie were also at the star-studded event.

🎉 thanks for a great night @diddy

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But, despite his high profile connections, fans of Ryan shouldn’t worry too much as he recently opened up about plans to move into musicals right here in the UK.

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He told The Sun: ‘I’m not the best singer around, but I’ll do lessons if it means I’ll get some auditions. I’ll always test myself. I’d like to do some musicals or something with singing.’

This is despite initial reports that Ryan quit Corrie after 15 years to pursue a Hollywood acting career. He said at the time: ‘It’s been a great privilege to be in Coronation Street – the cast and crew are among the best in the business.’

He added that it was ‘time to spread my wings and try other roles’ and that he was ‘keen to pursue new challenges’.