Rylan's celeb pals rally round him following leaked video

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Rylan visits the Pacific Adventures travel agent to mark the release of the new Pacific themed Caldera map on Call of Duty Warzone, on December 13, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images for Call of Duty)
Rylan thanked his followers for their support after he made tabloid headlines in a leaked video. (Getty Images)

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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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.

Davina McCall offered Rylan her support. (PA)
Davina McCall offered Rylan her support. (PA)

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.

Natalie Cassidy is a proud mum over her daughter's baking success. (Getty Images)
Natalie Cassidy played Sonia Fowler in EastEnders. (Getty Images)

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!”

Rylan appeared on <em>Lorraine</em> in November and admitted he had been suffering from poor mental health. (ITV)
Rylan appeared on Lorraine in November and admitted he had been suffering from poor mental health. (ITV)

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 Clark (centre) and his boyfriend Dan Neal (left) walk together as they accompany children from the Carers Trust and a community hub in a deprived area of east London on a charity day trip to Disneyland Paris.   (Photo by Chris Radburn/PA Images via Getty Images)
Rylan split from his husband Dan Neal last year after six years together. (Getty Images)

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.

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