Rylan Clark reveals hotel worker threatened to 'slice your neck in your sleep'

The former X Factor star and TV presenter said he was left shaken by the horrifying death threat

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Rylan Clark has recounted a terrible death threat he received while staying at a hotel. (Getty)
Rylan Clark has recounted a terrible death threat he received while staying at a hotel. (Getty)

Rylan Clark has revealed a horrifying death threat he received from a member of staff at a hotel, who sickeningly said they would "slice your neck in your sleep".

The TV presenter and former X Factor star has spoken openly over the years about the abuse he has received from trolls, including homophobic comments and death threats.

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Clark explained to the High Performance Podcast in a clip released on Instagram that most trolling doesn't bother him any more, but occasionally something gives him pause.

The 34-year-old said: "I don't care if someone calls me talentless. I don't care if someone says 'big tooth p***k'. I don't care. It's like: I've got money in the bank, I'm fine, babe.

"But when someone's saying 'I can see you currently on your balcony of your room, 401, and I've got a key card because I work here and I'm gonna slice your neck in your sleep', then you sit there and go 'f**k, that's a bit too much information that they know'."

Presented by Jake Humphrey and Professor Damian Hughes, the High Performance Podcast discusses the path to the top of various high-achieving individuals in the worlds of sport, arts and entertainment.

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Clark has recently discussed struggles with mental health in the wake of his split from husband Dan Neal in 2021.

In a memoir released last year, he confessed that he tried to end his life at the apex of his problems.

Rylan Clark now presents Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two for the BBC. (BBC/Leigh Keily)
Rylan Clark now presents Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two for the BBC. (BBC/Leigh Keily)

He told This Morning in an interview in December that he "spiralled completely out of control" in the wake of the divorce.

Clark added: "I ended up having to be admitted somewhere because I was a threat to myself, that’s the most polite way to say it. I tried to do some stupid things."

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Clark is now the regular presenter of Strictly Come Dancing companion show It Takes Two and is gearing up to play a key role in coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Liverpool.

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