Rylan Clark-Neal makes SHOCK announcement on This Morning15th Dec 17 | Entertainment News
Rylan disappointed fans with his news
Rylan Clark-Neal has announced he is taking an extended break from his hosting duties on This Morning, much to the disappointment of viewers.
The former X Factor star, who appears as the resident showbiz reporter on the ITV show, shared his news live on Friday’s programme.
Speaking to presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, he said: “I’ve not really said anything, but after Christmas I’m going to be be going away for a bit.”
Thank you for all your lovely messages . I’m sure I’ll be back soon see you next week xxxx @thismorning ❤️
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) December 15, 2017
Willoughby said: “I feel like you’re our child who is going off travelling to go and explore new things.”
Clark-Neal replied: “It’s definitely not goodbye but I’m going to be taking a little bit of a break in the New Year.”
He did not share his reason for taking a hiatus from the programme, nor did he say when he might return to the role.
Fans of the TV star took to Twitter to share their sadness over his departure.
— Hayley (@hayley13lc) December 15, 2017
“No!! @Rylan why are you leaving @thismorning that sounded like you are not coming back!!” one wrote.
“I’m really sad to see u go! ? show biz will never be the same? #ThisMorning.”
— Christopher Wood (@ChrisJW1987) December 15, 2017
Another said: “What!!!! @Rylan is leaving @thismorning temporarily in the New Year, Over the last few years I have really warmed to him #gutted #ThisMorning #Cantwaittoseeyouback.”
Noooooo! I Love Ryland. ☹
Wishing you the best Rylan for your little sabbatical. ✌ #ThisMorning
— 🍁🍂🌌 Emma 🌌🍂🍁 (@TeamTyrion30) December 15, 2017
One viewer said they were “wishing you the best Rylan for your little sabbatical”.
— Lucas williamson ❗️ (@007claw) December 15, 2017
“@Rylan best of luck, hope your not away too long as your a great addition to the #ThisMorning team!! @thismorning,” another wrote.
Clark-Neal later confirmed he would be on the show next week before he makes his exit and thanked people for their response.
He tweeted: “Thank you for all your lovely messages. I’m sure I’ll be back soon see you next week xxxx @thismorning.”
Clark-Neal has been a regular face on This Morning as the entertainment reporter since 2014 and he also sometimes stands in as a presenter for the full show.
He rose to fame after appearing on The X Factor in 2012 and has since gone on to score a number of other presenting roles, including on The Xtra Factor and Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.
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