Rylan Clark-Neal 'told to stop apologising during Up Late With Rylan'

Published Friday, May 13 2016, 18:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Rylan Clark-Neal has said Channel 5 told him to stop apologising during his brand new chat show Up Late With Rylan.

The late night talk show kicked off on Monday night (9 May) and, as with anything brand new, Rylan said on today's Loose Women that it's still finding its feet.

Up Late With Rylan, C5, Mon 9 May

© Channel 5

"It's gone really well," he said today. "It's the first week so it's been nerve wracking for me. Monday night, the channel were having a go at me, 'Stop apologising! Stop apologising!' But I'm normal!"

When panellist Nadia Sawalha said she didn't agree with the channel, Rylan quipped: "I agree with the channel for legal reasons and I love everyone!"

Rylan added: "It's an absolute dream come true to be doing the jobs I'm doing especially as an X Factor reject – I should have been gone long ago! I know where I come from so doing my own show is amazing. This first week has been very much what works and what doesn't work."

He had tweeted ahead of the debut episode: "Tonight's show is going to be carnage. First show, so sure EVERYTHING will go wrong. But there's no re-takes! And we love it! #Nervewrack X."

Up Late With Rylan launched with guests including Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, Keith Lemon and Ferne McCann, while Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby was the resident barmaid.

He said today: "I'm very proud of what I've done over the last four years. I have ITV, Channel 5, so many people, to thank for giving me that chance. I'm just a normal boy that done alright."

Watch him talk about the show below: