Claire Sweeney shares cosy snaps with Ricky Hatton as they enjoy festival date

Claire Sweeney and Ricky Hatton at Lytham Festival together.
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Claire Sweeney and her beau Ricky Hatton were all smiles as they soaked up the festival vibes over the weekend.

The 53 year old actress, famed for her stint on Brookside, has been romantically linked with the 45 year old former boxing champ since they both laced up their skates for Dancing on Ice. Ricky recently spilled the beans that they've been an item for "about five months".

Fans have been kept in the loop about their blossoming love story, with the duo sharing snippets of a holiday just two months ago and opening up about their connection in interviews.

Taking to Instagram, Claire couldn't resist showing off their latest adventure at the annual Lytham Festival on Saturday 6 July. She uploaded snaps where they were captured enjoying the tunes and atmosphere.

The music fest, which takes place in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, brings together a medley of acts for a five-day extravaganza. Claire, who also graced the cobbles of Coronation Street, gushed about having a "brilliant day" with Ricky, reports the Mirror.

In one of the shared snaps, the pair stood close with the festival stage setting the scene behind them, while another was a cosy selfie moment.

Claire Sweeney was clearly feeling the love as she shared an update on their romance.

She captioned the post: "Brilliant day here [at Lytham Festival] with my [Ricky]."

The post quickly racked up thousands of likes, including from her Corrie co-star Samia Longchambon and BBC Radio 2 host Vernon Kay. Fans were quick to comment on the adorable couple, with one writing: "You two look great together."

Another added: "You look so happy Claire." A third follower said: "You make a lovely couple," and a fourth fan wrote: "Such a cute couple." One person replied to the post: "Gorgeous photos. Have the best time."

The pair enjoyed performances from acts such as the Lightning Seeds at the festival. Claire even shared a clip of them watching Rick Astley perform his hit song Never Gonna Give You Up.

This comes after the couple revealed they've known each other for around 25 years. Ricky recently shared that they had met at "different events over the years" and had always "got on with each other".

He said: "It's amazing [to find] someone you've probably known for 25 years."

Claire opened up on ITV's Lorraine, sharing: "I've known Ricky for like 25 years or so. He makes me laugh and we both like Only Fools and Horses, so what's not to like? ".