Rylan Clark: "I would die if I got all five of the Spice Girls on my show"

Published Wednesday, May 4 2016, 10:44 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
He's set to dominate our late night TV viewing for four days a week, but there are five special guests who Rylan Clark really wants on his new chat show.

With the start date for Up Late With Rylan just around the corner, Rylan reveals that he's desperate to get "all five Spice Girls" on the show.

Rylan Clark-Neal's new TV show, Up Late With Rylan.
22 April 2016.

© Channel 5

"It's my one wish in life, to get them all in one room together," he says. "Someone's got to do something, surely? I would just die if I pulled it off. I would settle for one Spice Girl, though."

We're not totally surprised, to be honest. Even when Rylan appeared on The X Factor, he let the world know just how much of a Spice Girls fan he was.

Rylan describes his late night entertainment show as a "hybrid of all sorts of different influences".

He says he is taking influences from Chatty Man and The Graham Norton Show, as well as Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Celebrity Juice. What makes Rylan's show different, however, is that he'll bring the "Rylan touch".

The This Morning showbiz host and Big Brother's Bit On The Side presenter says getting his own chat show has been in the pipeline for a while.

Rylan Clark-Neal on ITV's This Morning.
22 April 2016.


Rylan has a regular slot on This Morning.

Rylan Clark on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side. Broadcast on Channel 5 HD - 12 January 2016.

© Channel 5 / Supplied by WENN

Rylan's also the face of BOTS.

"It's been a long time coming, we've been talking about it for a while," he admits. "But I didn't want to run before I could walk. Working at Big Brother and This Morning has been the best training, and now I feel really pepped up and it's the right time."

Rylan says he fears "absolutely everything" about what could go wrong with the show. "Most shows just edit down to all the best bits and they're all slick, but ours, if something goes wrong, you'll see it," he explains.

With an 11pm slot on Channel 5, Rylan says: "I looked at the success of The Late Late Show in America, and we haven't got that sort of thing here that you can just watch if you're a bit of a night owl, or you've just got in from a night out. At that time of night, all we've got in the UK is just repeats or news based shows, no entertainment.

"I'm always searching for something to watch at that time of night. So this is going to be a late night destination. Just like This Morning is a staple of your morning, this is going to be a staple of your late night. It's something that's not been done for about 20 years."

Up Late With Rylan - Monday 9 May at 11pm

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