Big Brother may have come to an end, but all is not lost for Rylan Clark-Neal, as the enigmatic presenter has landed a top radio gig.
This comes weeks after it was announced that Ball will replace Chris Evans Radio 2 weekday breakfast slot, who has moved to Virgin Radio.
Clark-Neal has already stood in for Ball on her radio slot over the summer, and proved popular with listeners.
Lewis Carnie, head of Radio 2, said: “I’m delighted that Rylan can join Radio 2 and we will give him a warm welcome in his new presenting role. Our listeners can expect a wonderful mix of fun and Rylan’s inimitable style on Saturday afternoons.”
“I’m so excited and honoured to be joining the BBC Radio 2 family. After stepping in for the amazing Zoe Ball over the summer, working with her fantastic team, I’m thrilled that I’ll be working with them again to fill listeners’ Saturday afternoons with fun, great music and a lot of laughter.
“I wish Zoe every success as the station’s new Breakfast Show host and I’m sure she’s going to be as brilliant as she always has been. I can’t wait to get started and look forward to being in the studio from the New Year,” Clark said.
He also shared the news on his official Twitter account.
Very excited to be joining the @BBCRadio2 family taking over from the amazing @ZoeTheBall in the new year. I had the best time covering for Zoe and am looking forward to bringing you a BRAND NEW show for Saturday afternoons. I can’t wait x pic.twitter.com/Ur125qdjEq
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) November 8, 2018
He will begin the role in January and the show will air on Saturdays 3pm-6pm.