Babushka host Rylan Clark-Neal says Saturday night primetime is his next career goal

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Babushka frontman Rylan Clark-Neal says he wants to take his presenting career to the next level - on Saturday night primetime.

Since competing on The X Factor in 2012 and winning Celebrity Big Brother, Rylan has been climbing the TV ranks.


He's hosted spin-offs The Xtra Factor and Big Brother's Bit On The Side, and become a regular on This Morning.

Last year he also launched his own late-night chat show, Up Late With Rylan.

Now the 28-year-old's set to conquer weekday teatimes with his new gameshow Babushka, which begins next week.

But Rylan isn't stopping there. His next ambition is to land a big Saturday night entertainment show, similar to Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

"The one thing I’d like to get eventually is a Saturday night show like a Noel’s House Party-type, Takeaway-esque show," he told the Radio Times. "That’s the dream goal. I’d love it, but not yet.

"I know I could do it now but I feel like I’ve had a very steep rise over the last 5 years, which I’m lucky about. I’ve got away with bypassing jobs to the next level and stuff.

"But maybe in a year or so if all goes well, then I think the public will be ready for me to do that."

Although he's now giving away big money prizes on Babushka, Rylan added that he felt more like a contestant than a host during filming.

"I didn’t go into it as a game show host," he said. "I went into it as me playing the game with these contestants.


"And that’s the truth, because I don’t know what the money is and I don’t know what the questions are."

Babushka begins on Monday at 5.00pm on ITV, replacing The Chase during its month-long Spring break.

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