Rylan Clark-Neal 'separates from husband Dan'

Rylan Clark-Neal has ‘separated from husband Dan after six years of marriage’: Fans worry over seven-week absence from Radio 2 show and social media

  • The TV presenter, 32, recently sparked concern among fans following his seven-week absence from his Radio 2 show as well as being silent on social media 
  • According to The Sun, Rylan decided to step back from work amid the couple’s decision to separate and he will be back on the airwaves soon 
  • Rylan and Dan first met in 2013 when the former police officer was a contestant on Big Brother while Rylan was hosting spin-off show Bit On The Side 
  • The pair started dating after Dan left the house, getting engaged in September 2014 and marrying in November 2015 
  • Rylan’s last appearance on his Radio 2 show was on May 8, but station bosses have been unable to give any confirmed date for the star’s return 

Rylan Clark-Neal has reportedly separated from his husband Dan after almost six years of marriage.

The TV presenter, 32, recently sparked concern among fans following his mystery seven-week absence from his Radio 2 show as well as being silent on social media.

According to The Sun, Rylan decided to step back from work amid the couple’s decision to separate and he will be back on the airwaves soon.

Relationship: Rylan Clark-Neal has reportedly separated from his husband Dan after almost six years of marriage (pictured together on This Morning in 2017)

A source said: ‘Rylan’s one of the most beloved people on TV so fans will be sad to hear what has happened.

‘He often spoke of their relationship on air and they even co-hosted an episode of This Morning but unfortunately things haven’t worked out.

‘They don’t want to discuss it in public and a bit of time off is probably for the best for now.’

Rylan and Dan first met in 2013 when the former police officer was a contestant on Big Brother while Rylan was hosting spin-off show Bit On The Side.

Decision: According to The Sun , Rylan decided to step back from work amid the couple’s decision to separate and he will be back on the airwaves soon

The pair started dating after Dan left the house, getting engaged in September 2014 and marrying in November 2015 surrounded by friends and family and a host of famous faces including Amy Childs and Gok Wan.

MailOnline have contacted representatives for Rylan for comment. 

Rylan’s last appearance on his Saturday afternoon Radio 2 show was on May 8, but station bosses have been unable to give any confirmed date for the star’s return.

Millions of loyal listeners have tuned in at 3pm each week to discover that the former X Factor contestant had been replaced by stand-in presenters, including Strictly dancer Oti Mabuse and TV star Vernon Kay.  

A source said: ‘[Rylan] often spoke of their relationship on air and they even co-hosted an episode of This Morning but unfortunately things haven’t worked out’ (pictured in January 2019)

Anxiety among his fans increased further following Rylan’s withdrawal from social media. Usually a regular user, the star has not tweeted since April 10 or posted on Instagram since May 9.

Sources said the star was left ‘distraught’ following the death of his close friend Nikki Grahame, the Big Brother contestant who died in April following a battle with anorexia. 

The presenter, who shot to fame on The X Factor in 2012, also pulled out of hosting the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest on May 18 and he and his mother, Linda, have not taken part in Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox – although he has explained that her battle with Crohn’s disease had forced them to pull out. 

In announcing Rylan pulling out of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest last month, the BBC stated: ‘Unfortunately Rylan is unwell so won’t be providing commentary for the upcoming Eurovision Semi Finals on BBC Four, however Eurovision superfan Sara Cox will be joining Scott Mills and Chelcee Grimes live in London bringing viewers all the action from the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam tonight & later this week.’ 

They added that Rylan’s illness wasn’t COVID-related. 

History: Rylan and Dan first met in 2013 when the former police officer was a contestant on Big Brother while Rylan was hosting spin-off show Bit On The Side (pictured in 2017)

Rylan, who joined the Eurovision presenting team in 2018, had previously spoken about how excited he was for Eurovision 2021. 

He said: ‘There was a big Eurovision shaped hole in my life last year, so I am super excited to see what everyone brings to the table for 2021 – it’s the best time of the year.

‘I am looking forward to being reunited with Scott for the semi-finals and to welcome Chelcee to the team. Plus Embers is an absolute tune – I can’t wait.’    

Rylan’s representatives did not respond to inquiries from The Mail on Sunday when asked his whereabouts – and even colleagues at Radio 2 said they had not been told why he was absent.

Show: The presenter’s last appearance on his Saturday afternoon Radio 2 show was on May 8, but station bosses have been unable to give any confirmed date for the star’s return

Fans took to Twitter to share their concerns, with one saying last week: ‘Missing you very much on Radio 2 Rylan, sincerely hope you are okay and hope to hear you back on the radio soon.’ Another wrote: ‘Missing you Rylan x my favourite radio 2 presenter x get well soon Saturday afternoon is not the same without you x.’

A third told The Mail on Sunday: ‘We haven’t heard from him for weeks, it is a mystery. We just want to know what is the matter with him and that he is okay.’ 

Back in 2017, Rylan’s marriage to Dan was said to be on the rocks and he was said to be seeking advice from close friend Katie Price. 

The mother-of-five famously turned her marriage to Kieran Hayler around at a time of crisis in 2014 when it emerged he had cheated on her with multiple women. 

Friend in need: Back in 2017, Rylan’s marriage to Dan was said to be on the rocks and he was said to be seeking advice from close friend Katie Price

An insider told Now magazine at the time: ‘Rylan has been so busy lately. He’s hardly seen Dan and, with the backlash Babushka received for temporarily replacing The Chase, it’s fair to say that he’s stressed.

‘He and Dan have been arguing over silly things, but it’s really putting pressure on their marriage.

‘Rylan doesn’t know what to do, but neither of them wants to throw in the towel over this.’  

Katie was alleged to be teaching Rylan how to move on from petty bickering. 

Busy: Rylan had a busy 2020, fronting Ready Steady Cook and Supermarket Sweep, as well as starring on Celebrity Gogglebox, This Morning and Strictly’s It Takes Two

Rylan has become one of the busiest men in showbusiness after rebranding himself as a television and radio presenter following his stint on The X Factor, where he was considered the ‘joke’ act and finished fifth.

He has hosted ITV’s This Morning and replaced the late Dale Winton when the channel brought back the gameshow Supermarket Sweep.

Two years ago, he joined Zoe Ball as co-presenter of the Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two. He is now due to work alongside former professional dancer Janette Manrara on the show after Zoe stood down earlier this year.

Back in August, Rylan admitted to having fears of being overexposed as his broadcasting career continued to go from strength to strength.

He told The Sun: ‘I would like just to have my couple of bits to see me through the year all spaced out and that’s that, but in the last two years the jobs I’ve done have all been announced around the same time.

‘I don’t want to be like chlamydia. I don’t want to be all over the f*****g shop and everywhere, that’s definitely not what I want. In my nice little world I could have Supermarket Sweep and Ready Steady Cook. They’re at different times of the year.’

In demand: Rylan said, ‘I don’t want to be like chlamydia. I don’t want to be all over the f*****g shop and everywhere, that’s definitely not what I want’ (pictured on Ready Steady Cook)

Health: Rylan and his mother, Linda, have not taken part in Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox – although he has explained that her battle with Crohn’s disease had forced them to pull out

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