Rylan Clark-Neal
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Rylan Clark is an English TV presenter and model.

Early Life

Rylan Clark worked as a part-time model since he was 16. It was during his early modelling career that he adopted the stage name “Rylan”. He was in several Take That and Westlife tribute bands in Ibiza. He was also part of a Spanish boy band called 4bidden until.

The X Factor

In May 2012, Rylan auditioned for the ninth series of The X Factor at The O2 Arena in London, in front of Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Tulisa and guest judge Rita Ora. He amused the judges and the studio audience with his bubbly personality, before singing a dance version of Des’ree’s “Kissing You”.

Celebrity Big Brother

Rylan became a housemate in the eleventh series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2013. He was the second celebrity to enter the Big Brother House. On launch night, he and Italian jockey Frankie Dettori selected which celebrities would join them in the House and who would be banished to the Basement.

Rylan won the show, after which he broke down into tears.

Other Presenting Work

In 2013, as part of a revamp by Channel 5, Rylan and AJ Odudu were announced as the new co-hosts of Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.

Since 2016, Clark-Neal has presented his own prime time chat show for Channel 5 called Up Late with Rylan.


Also in 2016, Rylan announced on Twitter that he would release an autobiography titled The Life of Rylan. It went to No.1 in The Sunday Times Bestsellers List.

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