Rylan Clark-Neal makes surprise return to TV on Celebrity Masterchef following two-month break

RYLAN Clark-Neal has delighted fans by returning to telly screens for a surprise Celebrity MasterChef appearance.

Rylan, 32, announced he was backing away from both TV and radio appearances earlier this summer.

The Sun later revealed his decision to take a break came following his split from husband of six-years, Dan Neal.

But on Friday night, Rylan made a comeback to the small screen during an episode of Celebrity MasterChef on BBC1.

Rylan was invited to appear on the cooking show alongside fellow former champs Lisa Falkner and Greg Rutherford. Together, they gave their opinions on the 2021 contestants' grub.

"I'm expecting big things from the celebs today," Rylan, who was a MasterChef finalist in 2015, told the cameras.

"I'll be fair but I think in my old age, I'm getting a bit firmer. Which is quite rare for old age.

During the show, the bubbly star made Lisa and Greg chuckle.

Greg described Kem Cetinay's dish as a 'party in his mouth', to which Rylan quipped: "Oh, do you remember parties?! Do you remember them?!"


Fans were delighted to see Rylan back on their screens, with one tweeting: "Soo good seeing @Rylan on my TV after so long."

Another said: "Made my night seeing the adorable @Rylan back on the tv #CelebrityMasterChef."

A third chimed in: "@Rylan welcome back to TV."

Rylan revealed this summer that he and ex-Big Brother contestant Dan, 41, had split after six years of marriage.

The TV and Radio 2 star blamed his own mistakes for the break-up.

Rylan said: “I have made a number of mistakes which I deeply regret and have inevitably led to the breakdown of our marriage.

"I have taken time away from work as I am not in a good place at the moment and am seeking help.

“I am trying to take each day at a time and would like to say thank you to everyone for their support and for respecting our privacy at this time.”

Last month, however, The Sun revealed that Rylan and Dan appear to be rekindling their romance.

Meanwhile, Rylan's withdrawal from hosting gigs also came after he had revealed that he was “taking a break” off social media due to horrific trolling.

Speaking on the Sorted with the Dyers podcast in March, he said: "I love social media, social media is not only lucrative when it comes down to money, it's brilliant for communication, there are so many plus sides to it.

"But I found in the last three weeks, me looking at my phone, looking at my feed, looking at what is trending more so and I'm just getting to that point where I'm thinking this is a f***ing sewer."

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