- 1. Career
Ross Richard Clark, known professionally as Rylan Clark or mononymously as Rylan, is an English broadcaster. He finished in fifth place on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, and the following year, he won the eleventh series of Celebrity Big Brother. He went on to present various television shows, including Big Brother's Bit on the Side (2013–2018), This Morning (2013–2019, 2022), The Xtra Factor (2016), Up Late with Rylan (2016), Supermarket Sweep (2019–2020), Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (2019–2022), Ready Steady Cook (2020–2021), and You Are What You Wear (2020).
Rylan spent his early career working for Optical Express in Lakeside Shopping Centre. He became a part-time model from the age of 16 and it was during his early modelling career that he adopted the stage name "Rylan".
In 2007, he applied for Big Brother 8 but revealed "the day I was going in, it got taken away from me because it got leaked to the press. It was devastating".
He was in several Take That and Westlife tribute bands in Ibiza and was also part of a Spanish boy band called 4bidden until January 2010.
In 2011 Rylan was a finalist on the Sky Living modelling competition Signed by Katie Price, finishing as runner-up behind Amy Willerton.
Rylan and Katie have since maintained a strong relationship, and she often guest stars on his shows.