Rylan Clark-Neal Says Hosting The X Factor Is His ‘Ultimate Dream’

Rylan Clark-Neal has made a name for himself as a fantastic presenter since appearing as a contestant on The X Factor, and now he’s revealed that returning to the show as the host would be his ‘ultimate dream’.

Can we make this happen please, Simon Cowell?


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Rylan told The Sun: “My ultimate dream would be to present The X Factor – I only left three years ago and to go from contestant to presenting would be a tick in my box.”

However, it looks like we’ll have to wait a while for Rylan to return to that stage since he has ‘no intention of leaving Big Brother any time soon’ and, as he explains: “Normally the X Factor auditions clash with the summer Big Brother.”

He added: “This season of CBB has already blown up. It’s such a normal job for me but it never ceases to amaze me. It’s been an explosive series.”

You can say that again.


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Meanwhile, the This Morning star and Big Brother’s Bit On The Side host has beaten former X Factor host Dermot O’Leary to a Best Presenter nomination at tonight’s National Television Awards.

Speaking about that nomination, Rylan said: “It’s ridiculous to beat Dermot, he’s one of the best presenters in this country.

“Looking at the list, I’m more shocked than anyone. I’ve been planning my gracious loser face – I’ve got more chance of winning the Lottery than beating Ant and Dec.”


Rylan is also up against Graham Norton and Great British Bake-Off duo Mel and Sue for the Best Presenter nod.

The National Television Awards will be broadcast on ITV from 7.30PM tonight (Wednesday 20th January).

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