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Rylan Clark opens up on leaving Strictly’s spin-off show

Rylan - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston
Rylan - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Rylan Clark has opened up his decision to leave Strictly’s spin-off series It Takes Two.

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Rylan hosted the BBC Two show alongside Zoe Ball initially and later Janette Manrara. His announcement to step down after four years came as a shock to his fans.

Speaking this month about just why. he stepped away, Rylan confessed: “When you tell your team that you’re walking away from the biggest show on telly, they s**t themselves as you’d imagine.”

He continued: “In my heart, when you have such a life-changing reset, if you like, I knew that I needed different things now.”

Speaking to The Sun’s TV Mag, he added: “I don’t regret it because I love it, it’s so nice to walk away from a success of a show on great terms with people and know that that door is open for you to pop in and see everyone, do you know what I mean?”

The television star, who has been a familiar face to audiences for over a decade since rising to fame on The X Factor, emphasised his enduring affection for Strictly while acknowledging his desire for new experiences.

“It’s actually really, really nice, but yeah, I just knew that I had to go and try new things,” Rylan stated, reflecting on his journey and the new paths he’s exploring.

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Since his departure, Rylan has been busy with several new projects. He’s set to launch a brand new series on Prime Video titled Hot Mess Summer, where chaos ensues as a group of party-loving Brits work in a busy bar abroad.

He is also gearing up to host Dating Naked UK, a daring dating show that strips down the barriers to finding love, quite literally.

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