Strictly: It Takes Two's Rylan on "difficult time" after split from husband

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Photo credit: Mike Marsland/ WireImage - Getty Images

Strictly: It Takes Two's, Rylan Clark, has opened up about the "difficult time" he had following his split from his husband Dan Neal.

The pair split after five years of marriage last year, which saw the TV host and BBC Radio 2's breakfast broadcast presenter take an extended break from work due to the break up.

He admitted that he lost a lot of weight following the split and he felt really "unwell".

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Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

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He told The Sun: "I got ill and I lost weight, I went down to under ten stone – and I'm six feet four inches, so that's not good.

"The honest truth is that it's been shit. I didn't deal with what happened and now I am. I felt unwell and it was a very difficult time for me."

Rylan spent a lot of time with his mother Linda during that period, and he admitted he felt guilty for putting her under the stress of seeing him so poorly.

He said: "My mum was majorly worried about me, as were all my family. I don't just disappear for four months – that doesn't just happen. Mum has been a lifesaver to me and one of my biggest regrets of this year was putting my mum through me not being well. I needed to get back to me."

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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Talking about his decision to take a break from work commitments last year, Rylan explained to The Sun that he'd made "a number of mistakes" throughout their relationship that "inevitably" led to their divorce, and that he "deeply regrets" his past behaviour.

"I am not in a good place at the moment and am seeking help," he told the publication. "I am trying to take each day at a time and would like to [say] thank you to everyone for their support and for respecting our privacy at this time."

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