Rylan Clark-Neal will return to Celebrity Big Brother spin-off

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 February 2017
Rylan Clark-Neal

Rylan Clark-Neal

Rylan Clark-Neal has reassured fans he will return to the 'Celebrity Big Brother' spin-off series 'Big Brother's Bit on the Side' in the summer - even though he's landed his own game show

Rylan Clark-Neal will return to the 'Celebrity Big Brother' spin-off show in the summer.

The 28-year-old presenter sparked rumours he was turning his back on 'Big Brother's Bit on the Side' following the news he's secured his own game show but he's adamant he's going to juggle both gigs and will be back on screens in a few months' time.

Speaking on a Facebook Live Q&A on the Big Brother account, he said: "We will be back in the summer and I'm looking forward to it. I'm not leaving.

"Don't worry, everyone keeps saying, 'Oh he's leaving as he's got this new game show.' Don't worry, I'm not leaving. We will be back in the summer and I can't wait!"

Rylan's new show 'Babushka', which sees contestants put their knowledge to good use as they search through giant Russian dolls in a bid to win a cash prize, comes just weeks after he was dropped from hosting 'The Xtra Factor' after just one series.

A source said: "From his showbiz segment on 'This Morning' to presenting 'Xtra Factor' - Rylan has been a huge hit with ITV viewers.

"Given his energetic and bubbly personality, ITV chiefs think Rylan will be the perfect presenter for this fun new game show. They were thrilled to get him on-board and bosses are now on the hunt for willing participants."

Contestants who take part on the show - which has been commissioned for 20 episodes - will be in a chance of winning a hefty sum if a smaller doll is found within a bigger one. However, if the doll is empty, they will lose all of the money so far.

And Rylan isn't the only one to bag himself a new gig following his exit from the singing spin-off as his co-presenter Matt Edmondson has also set himself for the foreseeable future after he bagged a hosting role on panel show 'JudgeMENTAL'.

A source said: "Matt is clearly liked and impressed during his time on the 'Xtra Factor's last series. Bosses have high hopes for this new panel show and think it will be a hit."

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