Rylan Clark-Neal wants Emma Willis' job if she leaves Big Brother

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Rylan Clark-Neal is up for hosting Celebrity Big Brother, should Emma Willis step down.

But the current Bit On The Side presenter says he'd never take over the role 'behind Emma's back'.

Speaking this week, Rylan said: "If they asked me to present the main show I would say, 'oh where is Emma going?' and if they tell 'we haven’t told Emma yet', I would say, 'absolutely f**king not'.

"My loyalty comes over brain. I’m always loyal to any of my colleagues before any format."

However if Emma does choose to leave, Rylan will happily take over.

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"I’m sure the time will come when she’s so up on the rise and so successful," he told the Metro newspaper. "Maybe the time will come when Emma decides to walk away from the show, like Davina [McCall] did if you like, if and when that happens, of course, I’d love to be the one that steps up.

"And I would love it to be me and I think it would be me now – and if it wasn’t me I’d get the f*cking hump!"

Whether or not Rylan gets the chance to host Big Brother remains to be seen.

2018 could well be its final year on the telly.

On Big Brother being renewed beyond 2018, Channel 5 boss Ben Frow admitted last year it was still up in the air.

"We're going to have a discussion about it. I need to know, like I would with any commission, what are the plans for the future? How will it be creatively renewed? How is it still important to me?" he explained.

He added: "It's a very established brand, a very successful brand but there's a big shiny new show on the block called Love Island. We need to take a good long look at Big Brother and go what does it look like for the future?"

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Frow said that he wanted Channel 5 shows that were "relevant for now" and "exciting for viewers".

"I don't think Big Brother just because it's a big brand should be any exception to the rule," he concluded.

For now, Celebrity Big Brother 2018 continues nightly on Channel 5.

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