Rylan Clark reveals real reason he quit Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two but doesn’t mention Big Brother
RYLAN Clark has spoken about his reasons for quitting Strictly Come Dancing’s spin-off show It Takes Two.
Many have speculated that he stepped down to front the rebooted Big Brother, a show whose return he has long called for.
But speaking on his BBC Radio 2 show, Rylan said he was looking forward to spending more time in his pyjamas.
He said: “So I just want to say publicly to all the Strictly family, I’ve loved you dearly for the last four years.
“Can I just confirm please as well, I’m seeing all the rumours. Please carry on with your rumours, I ain’t going anywhere darling.
“It was just my time to say thank you and you know, go, and I don’t know, sit indoors in my pyjamas for a bit.”
Rylan announced the news he was stepping down from Strictly last week.
He said: “After four fantastic years it’s time for me to hang up my glittery jacket and say goodbye to It Takes Two.
“I’ve had the best time hosting alongside Janette and Zoe and I can’t thank the amazing team enough for always putting on a great show.
“I’ve been welcomed into the Strictly family and will firmly hold that title dear to me. The time has come for me to pass on the baton to someone else and explore what else life has for me.”
He concluded: “Thank you Strictly, you will always have my heart… and my dancing feet.”
Bookies made him the odds-on favourite to land the job of fronting ITV2’s new version of Big Brother in the wake of the news.
Coral spokesman John Hill said: “Rylan has stepped down from his role as host of Strictly’s It Takes Two and that has prompted support in our betting for him to present Big Brother when it returns to our screens later this year.”