Rylan Clark-Neal has one of the more varied presenting careers in showbiz – he’s fronted everything from Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two to Supermarket Sweep – but the telly icon has now revealed why his decision to quit This Morning was the “right” one.
Rylan, who’s led segments and even co-hosted the show over the years, admitted that although he had “a lovely time” there, he much prefers watching This Morning from home.
“I haven’t been on This Morning for about two years now. I had a lovely time there and learnt a lot when it came down to working live and going on to host the show eventually,” he told The Sun, before revealing that he wasn’t really “pushing” himself during the gig.
“I took a step back and I think it was the right decision for me to get out of that bubble of not really pushing myself,” Rylan added. “I loved This Morning, but now it’s nice to sit and watch it from home instead.
“And I like a [lie] in too much. I can’t deal with the early starts.”
While Rylan may no longer be a This Morning presenter, he’s still a fan of the ITV breakfast staple – no surprises then that he’s weighed in on the recent departure of Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.
Paying tribute to his “telly mum and dad”, Rylan said: “[They] have held my hands for the past 10 years and I’ve held their hands back tightly.
“I’m obviously gutted I won’t be seeing them every Friday. I adore Ruth and Eamonn, but I really wish Alison [Hammond] and Dermot [O’Leary] all the best.”
This Morning airs on weekdays from 10am on ITV.
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