Rylan Clark-Neal returns to This Morning with Emma Willis after time out

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Rylan Clark-Neal will be returning to ITV's This Morning after some time out.

And he'll be joined by his fellow Celebrity Big Brother star Emma Willis.

"The news is out! Excited to tell you I’ll be hosting @thismorning all next week with the BBig sister @EmmaWillis . ❤️" Rylan tweeted today.

The showbiz correspondent for the daytime series has been away since January.

But The Sun reported this month he'll be back for the Spring.

An insider told the tabloid: "Rylan will be back on screen shortly - in fact, it could be as soon as next month.

"He's part of the show's family and always has been. Even though he took a short break, he was always going to return."

The news follows Rylan confirming he'd be a part of This Morning's Live Arena show in Birmingham in May for a second year running.

The X Factor star turned TV presenter announced had announced in December he'd be leaving This Morning at the start of 2018.

Discussing his departure, Rylan said previously: "I got a load of s*** when I had a break from This Morning after five years. Some news outlets have said I’m having a baby, ­getting divorced and terminally ill.

“I’m really missing being there but I just need time to myself. People think there’s an ulterior motive and there’s not. I just needed a break for my head, for my body, for my peace of mind."

He added: “For my head, I just need to take a little break.”

Rylan also took to Twitter to dismiss the idea he had been fired.

He wrote on Twitter: "Rumours in the press why I'm "leaving" or been "axed" from @ThisMorning.

"Truth is I need a break. I’ve been working constantly for 5 years and I need time to myself."

Rylan added: "I’ll still be at Big Bro. I just need to take some time to myself. That’s all. I’ll be back soon."

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