Rylan's celeb pals rally round him following leaked video
Rylan's celebrity friends have offered him their support after the publication of a video of him asking for "gear".
The 32-year-old TV presenter posted a defiant reaction after The Sun on Sunday shared a video of him saying, "Give me the gear, give me the f***ing gear and we’ll go.”
Rylan tweeted a meme of EastEnders character Sonia Fowler captioned "What doesn't kill you makes you Sonia."
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Cheers for ur messages. Proper decent. Not usually expected on here. Thank u x pic.twitter.com/TMJAKiPdTr
— R Y L A N (@Rylan) January 30, 2022
He added to his 1.6m followers: "Cheers for ur messages. Proper decent. Not usually expected on here. Thank u x"
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Earlier he had posted: "Morning. Slow news day. Have a good Sunday."
TV presenters Davina McCall and Richard Osman were among the celebrities who offered him messages of support, along with Natalie Cassidy, who plays Sonia Fowler in EastEnders.
Pointless star Osman commented: "Rylan, I've said it before and I'll say it again, you're a lovely, kind guy, and a brilliant presenter. Someone is being judged today, and it's not you."
The Masked Singer judge McCall shared a string of heart and clapping emojis in response to Rylan's post.
EastEnders star Cassidy told him: "Love you angel."
Her character Sonia Fowler has had a life strewn with troubles including secret teenage pregnancy, a cancer scare, coming out as bisexual and being arrested for murder.
Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt replied to Rylan: "You’re loved babe, one of the kindest people in tv & people know this."
Sherlock star Amanda Abbington said: "You are wonderful and absolutely loved. ABSOLUTELY LOVED."
Former Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins wrote: "Team @rylan baby x"
The leaked video also shows Rylan joking to the person recording him, "“Delete that now or I will f***ing kill you!”
The Strictly: It Takes Two presenter — formerly known as Rylan Clark-Neal — is back on TV and social media again after confirming that he and husband Dan Neal had separated following six years of marriage.
Rylan told ITV’s Lorraine in November: "I wasn’t good, I’m not going to lie. I think everyone knows that. You know I’m normally on telly every five minutes, I apologise after seeing my mug all the time.
"I had four months off. It was needed, actually. It’s been ten years now I’ve been doing this job which is crazy, so maybe the time off is exactly what I needed. But I’m good."
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The TV presenter — known for fronting revivals of Supermarket Sweep and Ready Steady Cook — stepped away from the spotlight around the time of the split to focus on his mental health.
He took a 10-week break from presenting his BBC Radio 2 Saturday afternoon radio show and pulled out of presenting the BBC's Eurovision live semi-final coverage in May.
He said in a statement: "I have made a number of mistakes which I deeply regret and have inevitably led to the breakdown of our marriage."
Rylan — who found fame on The X Factor under the name Rylan Clark — married ex-police officer Dan Neal in November 2015 after being engaged for a year, and took on his husband's surname.
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Rylan met Neal when he was a contestant on Big Brother in 2013. Rylan became the host of Big Brother's Bit On The Side on Channel 5 that series, having won Celebrity Big Brother at the beginning of the year.