Updated: Rylan Clark-Neal keeps coy on those Xtra Factor rumours - despite This Morning probing

Published Tuesday, Jun 28 2016, 13:17 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Rylan Clark-Neal came over all coy when talking about The Xtra Factor live on This Morning.

Of course, he had been telling Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about the news Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson has been confirmed as Xtra Factor's new host, but they weren't convinced Matt will be going it alone.

In fact, they began to probe into the rumours that Rylan could be joining him...

Rylan Clark-Neal outside ITV Studios,
27 June

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It has been claimed that Rylan could be returning to the show that shot him stardom, and he hasn't exactly denied or confirmed such rumours.

Instead, Rylan decided to swiftly change the subject when Phillip and Holly decided to pry. Their conversation went a little like this:

Rylan: "And talking of The X Factor, the lovely Matt Edmondson he's been announced as the new host of The Xtra Factor."

Phillip then interjected: "I have a feeling that there are more legs on this story... long legs on this story. I think there is more to come."

Holly added: "I funnily enough have that feeling too. I don't think he is flying solo on this."

Rylan questioned, "Really?", leading Holly to say: "I think there may be a bit of double action going on."

Rylan's response? "Let's talk about One Direction..."


It's not the first time Rylan has been linked to The X Factor, as his was one of the first names to crop up following Caroline Flack and Olly Murs stepping down as hosts last year.

While it was later confirmed that Dermot O'Leary would be returning to present the show after a one-year hiatus, Rylan had said he would love to go back.

Addressing the rumours back in February, Rylan said: "Do you know what? I come from X Factor, it's the show I started on. I love the show, of course I would go back."

When contacted by Reveal, a spokesperson for The Xtra Factor had no comment to make.

Meanwhile, fans have been given a first look at The X Factor's new judging panel Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne in action.

Take a look here:

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