EastEnders star Zaraah Abrahams forced to disable comments on Instagram after trolling over Ryan Thomas NTAs scandal

National Television Awards, Thursday 13th October 2022, Supplied by Laura Armstrong, Ryan Thomas gets close to EastEnders star Zaraah Abrahams.

EASTENDERS actress Zaraah Abrahams has been forced to disable her Instagram comments following a backlash from the Ryan Thomas NTAs scandal.

HOAR exclusively revealed how ex-Corrie actor Ryan, 38, had been pictured nuzzling the neck of married EastEnders star Zaraah during a close embrace at the ceremony. 

Zaraah is facing backlash from the NTAs scandal

Zaraah and Ryan were pictured getting close

Zaraah has now been forced to turn off her Instagram comments to combat trolls

Ryan is currently engaged to reality TV star Lucy Mecklenburgh and shares two children with her.

However Zaraah has faced intense scrutiny and backlash from the incident which has forced her to disable her Instagram comments in a bid to protect herself from trolls.

Zaraah’s Instagram comments section is now ‘limited’ to who can post with her three latest uploads featuring no comments at all. 

The actress has also hidden a link in her bio by setting it to private and cannot currently be viewed by the public.

A spokesperson for Zaraah said at the time: “Zaraah and Ryan have been good mates for over 20 years and were just catching up as they haven’t seen each other for quite some time. It’s nothing more than that.”

Zaraah and Ryan first met on the set of Coronation Street when she played Joanne Jackson on the show between 2005 and 2007 whilst Ryan played the long-running character of Jason Grimshaw between 2000 and 2016.

An onlooker at the showbiz bash said of the pair:  “Ryan and Zaraah bumped into each other at the party and seemed to be getting on like a house on fire, chatting and catching up.

“Ryan was inviting Zaraah to come to his house with her family. They were laughing together, and he was looking at something on her phone.

“Then he pulled her in for an affectionate cuddle. The drinks had been flowing all night, and he was obviously caught up in the moment.

“Afterwards they were laughing together again. It was clear they had known each other for some time, as Ryan was heard telling her, ‘You know me so well’. He then went on to tell her, ‘You know what I’m like.’ It was all very playful.”

Zaraah made her debut on the BBC soap in 2020 in the role of Chelsea Fox having also previously appeared in BBC school-based drama Waterloo Road.

The former co-stars reunited at the glitzy bash

Ryan is engaged to reality TV beauty Lucy Mecklenburgh