Rylan Clark grew up in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, to mother Linda Clark. His early career was working for Optical Express in Lakeside Shopping Centre. He is openly gay. He is also a voice for animals and, in June 2013, posed naked for an anti-fur PETA campaign to speak against the fur industry. He explained, “I just don’t agree with animals getting killed just to be worn.”
In 2007, he applied for Big Brother 8, but, “the day I was going in, it got taken away from me because it got leaked to the press. It was devastating”.
Clark-Neal has been a part-time model since he was 16. It was during his early modelling career that he adopted the stage name “Rylan” as it was more unusual. 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 2013 Clark-Neal began dating media personality and ex-police officer Dan Neal. On 18 September 2014 the couple announced their engagement and were married on 7 November 2015 in Essex.
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The event went really well! Rylan was fantastic, we had such good feedback from the guests. He was very funny and entertaining and more than happy to take selfies with his fans!
Katie – intu