Rylan Clark rules out Strictly Come Dancing stint for one reason

Rylan Clark refuses to appear on Strictly Come Dancing, despite being offered the chance to compete
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Rylan Clark has made it clear that despite his close ties with Strictly Come Dancing, he has no intentions of competing on the dance floor. The 35-year-old, who became a familiar face after hosting Strictly: It Takes Two for four years, feels it wouldn't be appropriate to swap his role from presenter to contestant now.

As reported by the Daily Star newspaper's Hot TV column Rylan firmly said: "I get asked to do Strictly all the time, but the answer is no. I wouldn't do it."

He further explained his stance by saying: "It wouldn't be fair for me to go back and compete. It would be the same as if I went back into Celebrity Big Brother. It wouldn't be fair."

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Moreover Rylan touched on the essence of his decision: "I was a host, so it would be weird if I became a contestant. I'd rather just have a little dance at home than do it on the show." Rylan stepped away from the It Takes Two spotlight, a gig he shared with Zoe Ball and Janette Manrara, because he wanted some time for introspection about his career trajectory.

Talking to The Sun newspaper he conveyed the reasons behind his departure: "I've been doing the same type of job for 10 years. For me, I just got to the point, 'What do I want? What would I like to be? Who do I want to be? What show do I want to do in the future?"

He spoke on needing some space from the limelight to ponder: "And it's really hard to try to work that out while you're doing different things. So I had to take that step back, have a minute to myself, let it breathe, and not turn on the TV and see yourself while you're watching what everyone else is doing." For the latest TV & Showbiz news, sign up to our newsletter.