Rylan Clark-Neal shares secret feud with actor who 'slagged him off'

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Photo credit:  David M. Benett/Dave Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett - Getty Images

Rylan Clark-Neal has opened up about his secret feud with a mystery actor, who he clashed with when the pair appeared on the same talk show.

In a new interview with The Sun, the Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two presenter recalled the time he was invited on Alan Carr's Chatty Man in early 2013, noting that it wasn't long after his career-making stint on The X Factor the previous year.

"There was [another] guest on the show who is quite a famous actor in this country," Clark-Neal told the publication. "I could hear him slagging me off, going: 'Why is that idiot on the show? He is an absolute this and that'. I let it go, but I always banked it."

Photo credit:  David M. Benett/Dave Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett - Getty Images

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The 33-year-old went on to explain that he ran into the same person at the National Television Awards a few years later, and claimed how different their attitude was towards him.

Suggesting that the turn around was due to the fact that he'd since landed gigs with Big Brother and This Morning, and therefore had become more respected within the industry, Clark-Neal said: "In 2016 and 2017, I was up for the NTA and they asked me to present an award. I go backstage and see this guy walking towards me.

"He puts his hand out and says, 'Rylan, it is so nice to meet you. I am such a big fan. My daughters absolutely love you and they will kill me if I don't get a photo with you. Please can we have a photo together?'

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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"I had a little reality check and thought, 'I either punch him or do the decent thing for the daughters'. So I said, 'Yes, absolutely'."

He wasn't going to let the actor off completely scot-free, though, so he turned around and reminded him that they had met before.

"'Do you remember slagging me off?'" Clark-Neal said he asked. Let's hope the pair don't cross paths for a third time in the near future, eh?

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