The actor beat United States actress Kirstie Alley to win the Channel 5 show in Monday night's live final.
Naturally, the conversation gravitated towards the situation with Roxanne Pallett and he was eventually asked about it. When she was in the house the actress accused Ryan of deliberately hurting her with a punch, which viewers defended as play-fighting.
After exiting the Channel 5 show, former Emmerdale actress Pallett apologised and said she had made "a massive, awful mistake". It was a sign of affection that I've used on Gabby, the boys.
"As it unravelled, as it became bigger and bigger, then it scared me". That rang alarm bells and then the game became real life for me.
Appearing on Channel 5's The Jeremy Vine Show, Thomas said he had not seen the footage of him talking in the diary room before.
"I felt like I was maybe going to be getting a call from police very soon".
The 34-year-old was left gobsmacked when presenter Emma Willis announced live that he received the most votes from the public and is this year's champion.
Ryan addressed her regardless, saying, "Forgiveness is a big thing so if she wants forgiveness and it makes her feel better than I would give her that".
"I was sensitive and emotional and mistook what was playful - I apologise for it, I shouldn't have questioned his motivation".
But Thomas said he's not holding a grudge over the incident and believes that Pallett has suffered enough from the fall-out which has followed her allegations.
"I've not seen that back, I've not seen any of it back".
"Since being in that show it's three and a half weeks, but it feels like a year of my life and for me, family is absolutely everything". All had been through some sort of media storm. Ryan Thomas came in first place, with Kirstie Alley and Dan Osborne finishing in second and third place respectively.
Former trader Leeson said he hoped to have restored his reputation with his appearance on the reality show, following the Barings Bank scandal in the 90s.